Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Let's Get Messy - Take 22

It's the 12th of May, time to get messy. (insert deer-in-the-headlight look) As you likely recall from previous 12ths, I am not one who likes messes. Not one bit. BUT a challenge is only a challenge if it stretches you, and I'm up for the Hot Mess Success Challenge. 

Barb, Carol, Darlene, Kelly, Terry and I create cards for the Hot Mess Success challenge each month and share them on the 12th. 

It's Anything Goes - as long as there is something messy involved. 

This month I tried something I've tried before with minimal success... but I tweaked it a bit. I love the look some people get from inking the embossing folder before using it, but when I tried it, it didn't work very well. Then I heard that Ranger Distress Inks work great with that technique, so I gave it a try. Much better.

I used a brayer to add Ranger Distress Kitsch Flamingo Ink to my Altenew Beautiful Bergenia embossing folder before embossing a plain piece of white CS. The flowers on my embossed piece remained white, but I thought they needed some color, so I used blending brushes to add Ranger Distress Inks - Mustard Seed for the flowers and Twisted Citron for the leaves.

I used a sentiment from the Technique Tuesday Lots of Sentiments stamp/die set for a simple addition to my card.

Be sure to check out the other Hot Mess gals blogs, too, to see their cards (you'll be WOW'd!)... 

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Stamp/Die Set
: Technique Tuesday Lots of Sentiments stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Papers: Cougar 110# White and SU Pineapple Punch and Pink Passion CS

Embossing Folder: Altenew Beautiful Bergenia 

Inks: Ranger Distress Kitsch Flamingo, Mustard Seed, and Twisted Citron

Punch: EK Success Corner Rounder

Embellishments: Ribbon from an unknown vendor


Lisa said...

Jeanette I saw this on FB and was blown might be out of your comfort zone but you nailed it. And what a great emboss folder to do the techniques too.

Darlene LeTavec said...

Oh Jeanette, how LOVELY!! The colors are so bright and cheerful. I love the brayer to add color to embossing folders, but your tip on which ink works well will really help my success! I love the deep yellows on the flowers and how it grabs my eye against the pink and soft greens. Such a beautiful card!

Barb said...

This card is beautiful--I love the soft colors and the texture of the embossing folder is perfect!

Carol W said...

Jeanette, this card is absolutely beautiful. I love it and the way you got the depth of the flowers Stunning. Great job!

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Success with your technique. It's so beautiful.

kiwimeskreations said...

WOW Jeanette, this is a magnificent result - such an elegant card, and I love the brushed colour on the flowers and leaves
Stay safe

Lynn McAuley said...

What stunning inking of that gorgeous embossed panel! Such beautiful work!!