Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Challenge: O is for...

This week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is to be inspired by the letter "O". I always enjoy seeing the different interpretations that the blog design team shows us to get things going.

I chose to let "O" represent the color orange. It's a nice fall color, although the card I made doesn't have an autumn feeling at all. Here it is:

This was a fun technique-driven card. I made the background using a stencil and Distress Ink. The sentiment panel was made by smudging various Distress Inks on an acrylic block that had gridlines on it. After applying the inks, it was sprayed with water and pressed onto some watercolor paper. I really like the colorful background it created, and it was super easy. The sentiment was  stamped with Versafine black ink and layered onto the orange background. The card base is a light green cardstock.
This card went in a box for Operation Write Home.

I hope you can do something fun and creative today!



Gio said...

Brilliant card, Immi, love especially the background of the main panel, great effect!

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

This is FABULOUS (in capital letters)! The technique you used on the background of your sentiment piece turned out so beautiful! I really love the look and how it's so vibrant, yet understated. I am impressed with how the ink sort of pooled along the grid lines of your acrylic block. So clever and I feel thoroughly inspired! Thank you for sharing such a creative and striking card with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!