Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Hello......FMS349





I went to a shoebox swap this past weekend and learned a simple but effective technique to add depth to a sentiment.  I stamped the sentiment on my card with Broken China Distress Oxide Ink using my Misti.  Then I used my finger to apply Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink to just the bottom edges of the stamp and stamped again to get this effect.  I love the shading it adds!

Every time I have gone to a shoebox swap I have used a different container (including a real shoebox!) for my supplies trying to find an efficient way to organize my materials.  I think I finally found it!  My daughter sells thirty-one and they have just come out with a craft line. This bag worked great!




And it opens like this!  Everything fit perfectly inside!








My wonderfully inky friend Karren has a wide open sketch for us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Enjoy!


Stamp Sets:  Serene Garden, Hello (Hero Arts)
Paper:  Raspberry Ripple, Whisper White, Sweet Soiree DSP
Ink:  Distress Oxides, Copics, Memento Black

10 comments:

stampwithamyk said...

What a cute card! Love your designer paper background. Cute shoebox swap bag too!! :)

Dawn Tidd said...

Pretty card, Linda's! Like Amy, I think the DSP sets the perfect stage for the sentiment! Love that big "hello"! I'll have to give that technique a try!

Brian King said...

Love this technique and sweet, simple card. <3

I Card Everyone said...

Thanks for sharing that fun technique, Linda … and your shoebox is wonderful - sigh. wish I could partake! Is it just a shared thing? they don't get to keep the products you enclose, right? Sounds like a fun thing to do!
Love your pretty flower-filled card!
=]

Jen Brum said...

What a great card Linda! I love that background paper and love the sentiment! Those inks look so fun! Love that craft tote as well! Looks like a fun time was had!

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

I like the way the sentiment looks. Thanks for the great tip! And that DSP is gorgeous - it complements the sentiment perfectly.

Kim S said...

Fabulous tip on the sentiment - I am definitely giving that a try!! I love the simple sentiment with that fabulous paper!

Karren said...

Well that sentiment is just too cool! I must try that technique! Love the way the hello is surrounded by white and then you have the gorgeous floral background. Beautiful card!

Diane - oliver.mdiane@comcast.net said...

Linda thanks for the tip on the shadowing the sentiments. Looks FAB!
I love 31 products and use the shoulder strap thermal lunch box for work. I also love the big rectangle totes for picnics and holidays hauling. Hugs.

Narelle Farrugia said...

Oh I love this and the colouring you've given your flower as well as the awesome effect on your sentiment!