Wednesday 14 August 2019

* Let It Go


Today I'm sharing an inky card featuring the beautiful Dancer Silhouette stamp by Lost Coast Designs. I love the distressed look of the silhouette. 

Here is my card:

I don't know about you, but when I've had a stressful day and I get home, I like nothing better than putting on some music, getting lost in the moment and dancing along. The dancer in my card looks far more elegant than me, though! I love the way she throws her head back, expands her chest and throws caution to the wind, letting all the stress and worry go... a perfect way to feel more relaxed!

Here are the steps I took to make the card:

1. I stamped the Dancer with Versamark ink and heat embossed with super fine, Primary Ebony WOW embossing powder.
2. I then blended distress oxides in Carved Pumpkin and Fossilised Amber to my card and spritzed with water to activate the inks. 
3. Next I made puddles of the same Distress Oxides on my crafting mat and dipped, dabbed and dried my card several times. 
4. I mixed some Fired Brick Distress Oxide with water and dipped just around the edges of the card. Some Fired Brick was also flicked onto the dried background. 
5. Spiced Pumpkin was blended around the edges and then Black Soot - this was to frame the image.
6. I added some stamped flourishes (stamp by Inkylicious) with Versamark Onyx Black. 
7. I added black and white Posca Paint pen splatters. 
8. Using a die cut circle, I created a spotlight for the Dancer using Cut and Dry foam and Fired Brick Oxide.
9. The background was mounted onto black textured paper.
10. All was adhered to a blank white card (15cm x 15cm).
11. The sentiment is a Tim Holtz Small Talk sticker, inked in black around the edge and attached with glue.

Thanks for stopping by today.

I'd like to play along in these challenges:
Always Fun #123 Circles 18/08 TOP 3
International Art and Soul #64 Embossing 18/08
Crafty Creations #396 AG 26/08
Stinkin Inkers Some Like It Hot 30/09
(Hot colours)
Corrosive Challenges #8 AG 31/08
Dare 2 B Artzy Aug AG 31/08
The Artistic Stamper Aug AG 31/08
Get Creative #83 AG 01/09
Path of Positivity #71 Relaxation 01/09 TOP PICK
Crafty Gals Corner #198 Emboss It 10/09 WINNER



  1. Hi Carole this is a stunning card I love it. That is a fantastic image you have used. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Wow, your card is fabulous! What a stunning creation, Jo x

  3. So beautiful. Great image. Thanks for joining us at International Art & Soul this fortnight. Hugs, Maggie, DT.

  4. Awesome Carole, love that orange against the silhouette.xx

  5. Carole, your card is so beautiful, hugs Zowie xx

  6. Carole this is beautiful! I love your background and how it really offsets your stamped images. Wonderful! Thanks for joining the Lost Coast Design Challenge!

  7. Carole, this is simply stunning. Love the colour scheme and the silhouette stamping. The splatters finish it off nicely. Thanks for joining us at Get Creative Challenges this month. Tristan DT.

  8. That is definitely my idea of relaxation - not that I look like that either! She looks like she is dancing in front of the setting sun. Thank you for joining in at Path Of Positivity Anything Goes Challenge with optional twist of Relaxation.

  9. Carole this is so beautiful. I love the embossed dancer and your beautiful orange background really makes her the star. Thanks for joining the fun at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity Challenge. Hugz

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