Friday, October 6, 2017

kaleidoscope 2

I've been playing more with this background stamp. I know it's called "kaleidoscope" and I know that means rings of color/shapes, but other ideas keep taking the forefront!

No Pinterest inspiration behind this one, but once I'd stamped the background offset three times using Altenew Sea Shore inks (it was an experiment actually) I took a look at this month's Altenew Inspiration challenge and went from there, actually modeling my card on Lydia's recent card - green BG, pink flowers, hello sentiment.

Created a dreamy, out-of-focus kaleidoscope BG with my MISTI, moving my cardstock slightly before stamping with a new color. I used the three lightest ink colors, starting with the lightest. Each time I inked less of the stamp, and only haphazardly. Then I spritzed it with perfect pearls to give it a softer look. This then reminded me of Persian Motifs so I die cut them from some watercolored scrap and heat embossed them platinum using Persian Motifs.

I platinum heat embossed "hello" from Super Script, inked the top and bottom edges of the panel and then adhered the die cut blooms.

I'm playing at:
Simon Says Stamp flickr challenge #81 - Anything Goes
Craft Stamper - Take it Make it October
The Flower Challenge #13 - Happy 1st Birthday!!! If I'm a lucky winner I'd love prizes 1, 6, 8 or 9!

CASual Fridays - #184

Are you making cards tomorrow? It's World Card Making Day! Got my fix today since we'll be visiting my MIL this weekend ;)


  1. Your card is gorgeous, I love the "out of focus" background, the platinum embossed flowers and rich colours.

  2. Beautiful card, love that background piece!! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays.

  3. Shimmery and glowing, Maria ... the rich colours are gorgeous! Hugs, Anita :)

  4. Wow !! Your card is gorgeous ! And good job with the challenge.

  5. This is so beautiful Maria! I love the colour combo and those gorgeous pink flowers of course too.Thanks for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge' and we hope to see you again soon ;) Viv DTxx

  6. Love this .... the colours look gorgeous and I do like that background stamp. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper Challenge xx

  7. Gorgeous! Thanks for playing along at Casual Fridays Sketch Challenge.

  8. Very pretty! The colors are so interesting together and that background stamp is very cool. Thanks for sharing your creation with everyone over at Casual Fridays Challenge.

  9. Beautiful card, love the color combo and the pop of gold! Thanks for joining us in CASual Fridays challenge! ;)

  10. Beautiful card Maria, love the flowers you have used, some of my all time favourites. Absolutely stunning design. Thank you so much for joing us at The Flower Challenge Aileen DT


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