Thank you all *so* much for your sweet comments on my post yesterday! I am so excited to work with Flourishes this month, and your support and kind words just made my whole day!
It's time for One Set Wednesday - which, in a nutshell, means I am working with only one set for all of the cards I am sharing with you today. The random number generator gave me Papertrey's Tag Its #5 to work with today!
For my first card, I had the idea to stamp my image with watered down ink - I know I saw someone else do this recently, and I really don't remember who it was... so if it was you, please let me know so I can credit you properly!
ETA: Thank you Deanna Jean for letting me know that it was Kara that I copied this idea from!! You can see her original post here, which is definitely worth checking out!
I used this week's sketch from Card Patterns for this one - I love how it turned out! To get the subtle effect with my stamping, I laid some ink down on my craft mat, then, because I was way too lazy to go find water, I used my alcohol spritzer (always on my desk!) to water it down a bit... I found if I just sort of swirled my stamp around in it, then stamped it on my paper, I got the best results.
Next, I decided to try this week's Make it Monday from Papertrey Ink, which is selective die cutting. Just another example of why I love Betsy Veldman so much!
I was also inspired by this month's colour challenge on the Crate Paper blog, which was to use Champagne Peach, Emerald Green and Charcoal. I *LOVE* these colours together... I made this card first, and was tempted to use these colours on everything I made for the rest of the day!
For my last project, I created a tag... I do have a wedding to go to in a few months, and the couple have chosen black and white as their colours, so I thought I'd create something in that theme... I may not even use it, but I still had fun making it!
You can see I selectively inked the flower image for my background pattern, and I also introduced charcoal into the theme because I always do better with three colours than I do with two! I used cream instead of white, just to keep things warmer.
So that's it for me today... make sure you stop by here tomorrow - I have something special up my sleeve!!! Did someone say giveaway...?