Feel Good Cards, Thank You Cards

So Grateful

Hi there, happy mid-week?  Is it just me or does it feel like it should be Friday already?
Today I was inspired to paint with Distress Oxide inks after I saw Kathy Racoosin’s Instagram post.  I’ve been wanting to play with this beautiful floral stamp again so it’s been a while since I’ve used Oxides this way so I thuought it was a perfect opportunity to do so.
I heat embossed the Concord and 9th Grateful For Everything floral in gold Ranger Ultra Fine embossing powder onto Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock. Then I smooshed the Oxide inks onto my Ranger Glass Mat (any non-porous surface, like an acrylic block, will do) and added a bit of clean clear water to create my palette of watercolors.  I used a 2 round brush and got down to painting. 20181113_224726For the flowers I used Tattered Rose, Abandoned Coral, and Aged Mahogany.  For the large green leaves I used Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, and Forest Moss.  For the smaller green leaves I substituted Twisted Citron for Forest Moss in green combo.  And for the brown leaf and the wheat, I used Antique Linen and Brushed Corduroy.  When the ink was dry, I die cut it out using the coordinating Grateful dies. For the background I splattered some watered down Peeled Paint onto an A2-sized piece of Neenah Solar White.  Then I sued Versafine Claire Nocturne ink to stamp the sentiment.  The “grateful” is from the same set as the floral.  The “so” is from Concord and 9th’s So Happy For You stamp set. To finish the card, I used foam tape to adhere the floral spray and then adhered the card front to an A2-sized card base. Thank you so much for visiting!

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