Good morning everyone! It's time for another challenge over at the IO blog, this time it's the color RED! I usually only use red at Christmas and Valentine's Day, so this is a bit of 'challenge' for me.
Now onto my card:
I decided I wanted to layer this Flower 2 (just released!)stamp several times, and the thought of coloring and blending each one many times over made me shudder, lol! So I white embossed them instead, and used a sponge dauber to apply the ink. I used Adirondack Cranberry and Watermelon inks, both pretty reds. I love the instant gradation of color you get with sponging ink on, so easy! Just lightly swirl your sponge in a circular motion starting from the center out and you get a natural shading effect. The leaves (Slihouette 7 and Silhouette 2) & behind the flowers were stamped first, in Antique Linen Distress ink.
The polka dot DP was stamped as well, using Cover-a-Card background stamps. First I stamped the CAC Gradation in Antique Linen Distress Ink, then I stamped directly over it with the Large Polka Dot CAC in Cranberry.
Interesting color combo, eh? I knew that Red was a very strong color, so I used it sparingly and with lots of neutrals. I think it's pretty effective though, I'm liking this card a lot!
You can play along in our red challenge too, check out the details on the IO blog. There is a chance you could win some IO bucks, and trust me, there a bunch of new stamps you have got to see!
For more inspiration, check out the rest of the DT ladies' blogs: