Dandelion Clock Silhouette with an Ink Blended Background

Hi and thank you for visiting my blog today.

I know there are various names that this plant is called, but I think that Dandelion Clock is maybe the most common.  I am so pleased at how this card turned out, I really love it.  I used an image from the Shimmer Detailed Laser Cut Specialty Paper again, but wanted to add colour to it this time.  I gently sponged my Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad directly onto the image, (using scrap paper underneath of course!) letting the ink dry each time until I had the desired coverage – I did this three times in total to achieve the solid blackness. The shimmer from the paper is still there as I had hoped, the picture below shows this off better, and then I had my light bulb moment – an ink blended background.  Being a new demonstrator, my collection of Stampin’ Up! ink is a little limited at the moment, but I did have the basic necessary colours: Daffodil Delight, Rococo Rose, Highland Heather and Balmy Blue. There is a nice orangey colour which comes through rather than the Rococo Rose it should be, I assume this is because it is inked over some of the Daffodil Delight ink, and I also think the Mango Melody card base enhances this.  I felt a sentiment would be detrimental to the overall look of the card, so chose not to use one.  To finish, I mounted the inky background onto a piece of Basic Black cardstock, then onto a Mango Melody card base.

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Equipment & Tools Used:                

Paper Trimmer – 152392

Simply Scored     – 122334

Bone Folder – 102300

Products Used:

Whisper White A4 Cardstock – 106549

Basic Black A4 Cardstock – 121688

Mango Melody A4 Cardstock – 147013

Shimmer Detailed Laser Cut Specialty Paper – 149611

Memento Ink Pad Tuxedo Black – 132708

Rococo Rose Ink Pad – 150080

Highland Heather Ink Pad – 147103

Balmy Blue Ink Pad – 147105

Daffodil Delight Ink Pad – 147094

Tear & Tape – 138995

Multi-purpose Liquid Glue – 154974

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