For the DIY inkpad, I took a number of layers of baby wipes and squeezed my Stampin' Up reinkers in Elegant Eggplant, Rich Razzleberry, Wisteria Wonder and Perfect Plum onto the pad of wipes. Next, I took the border stamp from Uniko's, 'Background Builders: Squared' and stamped that a few times with the DIY inkpad, leaving a gap for the sentiment.
Next, I mounted the panel on to a base of Stampin' Up, Blackberry Bliss cardstock and cut two thin strips to border the gap I'd left for the sentiment.
Finally, I mounted the whole thing on to a card base and stamped the greeting, which was from, Clearly Besotted, 'A Little Sentimental' set in Blackberry Bliss ink.
This is my card
For the second card, I masked off the bottom portion of the card, which was going to be my grassy area, and also, cut a circle from masking paper for the sun.
Then, I sponged the background, using Distress Inks, in, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade and Ripe Persimon and then, reversed the mask and sponged the grass in Peeled Paint, I did this a little more roughly because I wanted to get a bit of texture into the grassy area.
Finally, I stamped the images and sentiment from Altenew's, 'Shadow Play' stamp set. Here is the second card.
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