Mt first card today is Free My Soul - http://techniquejunkies.com/free-my-soul/.
The background is an embossing folder which I have sponged over ink to bring out the highlights of the embossing. My stamped image was stamped on card stock that I used the Antique Glimmers technique. I stamped the image in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I used a white gel pen to bring the words. I then used a Stardust Glitter over the white gel pen.
I love the Star Fish Background stamp - http://techniquejunkies.com/starfish/ .
I stamped the image on a sheet of Cougar White card stock which I used the Antique Glimmers technique. I then used sponge daubers with a variety of dye based inks to highlight the starfish and different shells. Then I used these two die cuts from chip board that I cut out. I used a technique from Powder Keg to emboss these two die cuts. I first pressed the shapes onto my Versamark ink pad and covered them with a base color that is now not very visible. Then using the only the flowers in the Whimsical Garden stamp - http://techniquejunkies.com/whimsical-garden/ - I inked the flowers with Versamark and stamped over the heat embossed die cuts over and over layering the colors. The inked image on the die cuts was from different areas of the Starfish stamp itself. Then I used black embossing powder. I used the little dotted sections for that. I still thought the die cuts needed a little more color so after heating the embossing powder, I just sprinkled a tiny bits of a few other colors. I will never be able to duplicate exactly what I did! And that is just fine.
Now I want to remind you of the sale on the May Release Stamps -- You do not want to forget that!
And the sale is only on until Friday. So don't delay in choosing what you want. All of the stamps come with cling foam and are ready to stamp!
I hope you have a wonderfully INKY day!