Monday, August 5, 2013

Big Post Card



I have admired the "Big Post Card" Hero Arts stamp for some time now and gave it some serious thought before eventually purchasing it.  It's a beauty of a stamp, so big!  Here is my first attempt at making something with it.  I'll add this to the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge which is "Anything Goes", my 4th card for that challenge, who knows......

Paper: cardstock (Neenah)
Ink: Versafine: Distress Inks (Worn Lipstick & Dried Marigold); Faber Castel marker; Uniball White gel pen; PTI white Pigment ink
Stamps: Hero Arts (Big Post Card; Exotic Bloom: Antique Engravings
Earth Flowers); sentiment (Lawn Fawn)
Other: Stickles

Love the result of the blending of those two distress inks, such a nice summery sunset sort of shade.  As you can see I used the white gel pen to add some highlights to the black silhouette stamped flowers.

Started my day with a great 12km run with some friends, that should set me up for the rest of the day!  Hope yours gets off to a good start too.

12 comments:

Lisa said...

I can see why you've admired this stamp Brenda, your card is beautiful!! Very well done and the colors are fabulous!!

Barb said...

Gorgeous blending, Bren! What a beautiful mix of stamps and colors!

Lisa said...

Awesome job on this B! I have to say this is my fav from you in a while! Such a gorgeous scene and I LOVE the gel pen highlights!
Today I am plotting my return to working out and think I have decided to restart the P90X. Today is diet day #1....omg....this is horrible :(

Lisa Carroll said...

This is stunning! You certainly did that stamp justice! Thank you for joining us in the "Anything Goes" challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog. :)

alexandra s.m. said...

Oh Brenda, I love what you did with that big stamp!
Yummy rich colors as well, very "art d├ęco" I think...
Thank You~

Sue Lelli said...

I LOVE this Brenda! Love the postal details and the white gel highlights!

Judy1223 said...

Hi Brenda, wow what a cool post card! Your blending of clors is amazing!

Dawn Turley said...

amazing Brenda. The colours of your background as perfect together.

Nat said...

I've been eyeing this stamp too, beautiful creation Brenda. Have a great day!!! :)

Jacqueline said...

Very hazy and summery indeed - love this!

Moz said...

Yes, I see what you mean -this stamp is awesome and you did a great job with this card.love it!
Hugz
Moz

Rosemary said...

love your big postcard, Brenda!!