So, anyway, here is my card, and I am pleased with it.
Cardstock: Mellow Moss, Whisper White, Really Rust
Stamp Set: Baroque Motifs
Ink: Mellow Moss, Really Rust, Night of Navy
Accessories: Pretties Kit, Night of Navy 1/4 inch grosgrain ribbon, Classic Re-inkers:Night of Navy, Mellow Moss, Really Rust
I dyed the flowers by directly pressing each flower onto the respective ink pads, until the flower soaked up the ink and there was no more white. I wanted a good dark color on these flowers. Because I am impatient, I used my heat tool to dry them. I may try this card again, but using diluted ink and letting them soak...trying for a less intense color, just to see what it would look like.
To get the "texture" look on the Really Rust cardstock, I simply ran the classic ink pad over the cardstock in a single direction. It was an experiment and I really liked the resulting effect.
The swirls were stamped with Mellow Moss ink in the background and the word Cherish is in Night of Navy. I toyed with the option of embossing it with clear embossing powder over Night of Navy Craft ink, but, alas, the ADD got to me and I just wanted to be finished so I could share it, so it is just classic ink, but still pretty.
I hope you enjoy this card and I invite you to play along with us next month!