Friday and time...

...for Feature Friday with The Character Cafe! This week, I've been working the Wedding Bling set, which is a set of really beautiful sentiments and images perfect for wedding invitations or wedding cards. I made a Best wishes card exploring the possibilities of mixing ordinary stamping and digi stamps.

I started with printing and coloring my image (used copics). Next step was to ink the white cardstock with Distress ink, worn lipstick. Starting from the edges working inwards toward the center. More color on the edges, less in the center. The damask stamp is done with clear ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. Next I added more distress ink - broken china and aged mahogany, working from the edges inwards - and the damast stamp evolves. I finished it of with some stickles in the flower centers. Here is a close up to show the stickles in the centers of the little flowers. It gives a really nice glittery look.

The mixing of stamps worked fine! No smearing what so ever, and no problems with the heat and powder. And I love how it all came out. The little yellow bells really pop against all the pinkish red.
On The Character Cafe blog you find the Work it Wednesday tutorial and challenge, this week hosted by Mary. There is a PRIZE!!! And you find more samples of The Character Cafe images at the rest of the DT's Feature Friday posts. (I'm an early bird, and there is quite a time difference so if there isn't a post up just yet, it will get there!)

Wish you all a wonderful weekend . Got to love Fridays!


Shelley said...

Tessa, I just love what you have done with this card. Your colouring and stampingis great. hugs Shelley

Kendra said...

Great card Tesa! I love all the distress inking and the damask stamp... I really does look great with the digi stamp... fantastic work :)

Sara said...

Wow Tesa, this is gorgeous!!! I love all your distressing inks!

Colleen Wold said...

GORGEOUS!!! Love all the detail and the colors!

Billie said...

Great job, Tesa! Very pretty!

Steph said...

OH my! Tesa, this is just absolutely gorgeous!!
I love the distressing, did you use the Tim Holtz ink? it's all the rage now, I definitely must try it
Thanks for sharing!!

Kelly said...

Hi Tesa,
Awesome Job on your card!!
I love how you combined two stamps,
they work so well together. Great colouring, the bells look so realistic.

Heather said...

Oh My word Tessa you did a wonderful job on this!!! It is totally gorgeous and I love it!!!

You rocked last week!!! I am sorry I am so late getting around from last week I have been in the car over 30 hours in the last week and driven over 1700 miles so I am behind!!!

Wonderful job on this card!!!