I decided to CASE this inspirational card by the amazing Therese Calvird at Lost in Paper. Isn't it a beauty?
Here's my version.
I kept the background stamping quite soft by doing second generation stamping in grey ink (see below). An ombre inked sentiment popped up on fun foam, a contrasting black sentiment and five clear adhesive gems completed the look.
Second generation stamping
For those of you who haven't yet come across this, it's where you ink up your stamp, then stamp it off once onto scratch paper and then stamp it again onto your project. The first stamping removes much of the intensity of the ink, softening the original colour. It's great for making an unobtrusive background. The ink I used is a dark grey and would have made the background too busy for my liking if I'd used first generation stamping. Second generation stamping is also a fantastic technique to use for creating distance. For example, you can stamp a tree in the foreground of your project and then stamp again to one side, overlapping slightly, and a bit higher up. This creates the illusion of a tree that's further away in the distance. Repeat this a few times and you have a forest! This technique works with all sorts of stamped images so have a play with it and find out how it could work for you.
Heavyweight 300gsm white card stock
Kaisercraft Butterflies stamp set (CS854)
StazOn Stone Grey ink
Altenew Thanks Die (1018)
2mm white fun foam
VersaColor pigment ink in Canary, Marigold and Orange
Mama Elephant Labeled Messages stamp set
Versafine Onyx Black ink
Papermania Adhesive Stones Silver (PMA351409)
Thanks for stopping by.