When Orange came up at Color My Heart I wanted to pass. I don't do orange. Then I remembered my favorite CTMH Pumpkin and Textured Leaves that come in shades of orange. Added a little brown and now I'm sending Autumn Wishes to you and yours as we celebrate Thanksgiving.
This angel was an accident and headed for the trash when with a second look I came up with this card. I was trying to make the angel white with white daisy pigment ink. It didn't turn out so I stamped Blue Belle on top of the white daisy which left the white shadow around the edge of the angel. I set it aside and came back the next day and came up with this card. Sometimes mistakes turn out to be a new and different technique.
For my card I used Candy Apple, New England Ivy, and Gold.
The card has a Candy Apple on Black base with a black lattice paper accent piece (a sneak peak from the new book coming on Sunday). I used the flower from Operation Smile and added some gold glitter trim and a gold glitter gem in the center of the flower.
Use the new Distressed Oxide Inks to make some fun backgrounds for a Christmas Nativity Scene. There are 14 colors top choose from in our new Ink collection. I used the blending technique for the background on the card. The ink colors are Antique Linen, Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry, and Chipped Sapphire. You will need the ink blending tool with the foam applicators for this technique.
Step 1. Apply the first coat of color with the blending tool using a circular motion on your white cardstock.
Step 2. Apply a second color next to the first color using the circular motion to blend the two colors together. You can see where the Picked Raspberry on the Mustard Seed made a shade of orange.
Step 3. Apply the third color using the circular motion blending the Chipped Sapphire with the Picked Raspberry to make a little shade of purple.
Step 4. Apply a spatter of glittery drops for the night sky with your clear shimmer brush.
Stamp your selection of images on your blended background with your Black Ink pad.
Add a sentiment of your choice. Soften the edges of the Mustard Seed with the Antique Linen Ink using a circular motion to blend the two colors.
My color choices are from the top row on the Tic Tac Toe board below:
Eggplant, Saffron, and Pixie with an accent base of Thistle.
I colored the Christmas Ball in the center with Saffron, Shaded around the gold with Pixie and edged it with Eggplant. I used Eggplant to stamp the word background on Thistle cardstock. The slim line card pattern is a copy right released pattern from the Wishes Card program Top Band. There is a Silver glitter star on the top of the manger.