Tuesday, May 30, 2017

God Writes the Gospel

Today I'm playing along with two challenges over at Splitcoaststampers -  Monday's Technique Lovers Challenge and Tuesdays Color Challenge.

Karen Dunbrook hosted the Technique challenge and she gave us instructions for swiping ink over a cardstock panel with an old credit/gift card.   And the colors for the Color Challenge are sugarplum, wasabi, daffodil (or something similar!)

I had enough ink spread on my craft mat to make two cards (always a plus!)
They are basically the same - with different designs on the backgrounds as you can never make the same swipe twice (!) and different die cuts.
For the backgrounds, I rubbed 3 Ranger Distress Oxide Inks onto my craft mat - Peeled Paint, Worn Lipstick and Fossilized Amber.  I spritzed them with a little water.   Then I dipped just the edge of the used gift card into one of the inks - then dragged it across the panel of white card.  I continued this process with each color, changing the direction of the swipe now and then (you can make a great plaid with this technique!) until I liked the look.  
The die cuts on this card are Leafy Branch 2 and Leafy Branch 5 from Elizabeth Craft Designs.
Here's the 2nd card with a slightly different background design and the die cuts are Dandelion Fluff also from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  The sentiment is from an older Papertrey Ink set - Out on a Limb sentiments.
I'm making cards for a group at my church that sends 'thinking of you' cards to elderly members who cannot get out to church - so I think these will be very nice for that purpose!

I'm also linking my cards to:

Stamps: Out on a Limb Sentiments - Papertrey Ink  
Paper: white, Simply Chartreuse - PTI  
Ink: True Black- PTI, Ranger Distress Oxides Peeled Paint, Worn Lipstick, Fossilized Amber
Accessories: expired gift card, Dies - Dandelion Fluff, Leafy Branch 2, Leafy Branch 5 - Elizabeth Craft Designs, foam tape, rhinestones - Kaiser Craft


Samra Leshinski said...

Stunning and so inspiring cards Julia! Love the colors and the choice of embellishment or two :)
Paper Talk with Samra

DIANA L. said...

Beautiful love the soft subtle colors

Brenda Brown said...

Both beautiful cards Julia xxx

Jackie P Neal said...

these are Gorgeous cards! Love the softness of the muted palette! Stunning!
Thank you so much for your kind words on my blog! Happy to have you visit!

Esther Asbury said...

Gorgeous backgrounds and lovely sentiment! Such beautiful cards!

Bonnie said...

Love your placement of the swipes and the colors you've used, Julia! These both turned out fantastic!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome background - love the color combo

Juhi said...

OMG! Both cards are just gorgeous! Such pretty colors! Thanks so much for playing along at The Heart Desires Challenge! Hope to see you again next month!

Susie Bentz said...

Very cool! I am a technique junkie so I will definitely have to try this!

~amy~ said...

oooh.....I love the backgrounds! Beautiful cards Julia!
Thanks for joining us at The Heart Desires!

Karen D. said...

wonderful, bright, happy cards mf...love your results and so happy you got a chance to try it out!
xx Karen

wienerhoneymooners said...

ABSOLUTLEY SUBLIME! Designs are AMAZING!!!! Thanks for joining the THD Challenge, sure hope you continue to create with us! Next Challenge coming SOON!

jen said...

I really love the backgrounds you've created! I must try this technique! Beautiful creations- thanks for joining us at The Heart Desires!

Jeanne J. said...

Gorgeous cards Julia! I cant wait to give this a try!

Tonya Jastad said...

I am so going to try this technique! Thanks for sharing your beautiful card at The Heart Desires Challenge!