Hello and Welcome!
Hope you having a great day! Today's card is in shades of purple which is the theme for the current Impression Obsession challenge. I used two stamps from Impression Obsession:
CAC Vines CC057
Rose Tea Cup G6124
I also wanted to participate in the Mark's Finest challenge this week. Theme is Seeing Double. And that got me thinking. Which is what a challenge is supposed to do, right?! What stamp would look good stamped more than once? I came up with this interesting background treatment by stamping the Cover a Card stamp (IO) twice. Here is how I did it. Stamp first with a lighter color pigment ink ( Lt Plum - Anna Griffin) and then quickly clean the stamp. And, stamp with a darker pigment ink (Elegant Eggplant pigment -Stampin' Up). Sprinkle on Clear embossing powder and heat emboss. I love this effect. While I was at it, I made several more in different colors. I will share those with you at a later date. Just a hint: I did one in green and red for Christmas. OHHHH.
After creating the Background, I stamped the Rose Tea Cup (IO) on White CS and colored with Markers. The image was cut out and added to the card front with dimensional squares. I added some wide gingham ribbon. Cardstock colors: Lavender Lace and Perfect Plum (Stampin' Up).
I added an ultra close up so you can see how the image looks stamped twice. I really like it. I will use this technique again.
I have been very busy lately and have lots of cards to show you. I made a big bunch for Operation Write Home, I will be posting those too. Stay tuned for all the fun! And, of course, I will be back with all my Design Team projects for Blockheads, The Stampsmith, and Third Coast Rubber Stamps. Have a lovely day. Take time to have a cup of tea and relax. Love ya.