Sunday, August 12, 2018

Triangle Wishes, PP405

Hi friends! It's Sunday and that means time for a new challenge at The Paper Players. This week my sweet friend LeAnne is our hostess with a color challenge. It's a pretty one, too!

I've had this NBUS background stamp on my desk for a few weeks now, and decided to take it out for a whirl. I heat embossed the triangles with white embossing powder. Then I used the smooshing technique with distress inks to add the colors. Finally, I splattered with a little water. 

I'm also playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, which is Distress It

Stamp Sets: Abstract Triangles, Sending and Wishing (Simon Says Stamp)
Card Stock: Smooth Watercolor (Bristol), Solar White (Neenah), Basic Black (Stampin Up)
Ink Pads: Versamark, Scattered Straw, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon Distress Inks (Ranger)
Tools: Heat Tool, Big Shot, Sending and Wishing Dies (Simon Says Stamp)
Accessories: White Embossing Powder (Simon Says Stamp), Enamel Dots (Doodlebug)

Speaking of triangles... While I was making this card, I kept thinking of this apartment building in NYC on the Hudson River, called VIA 57 West, or the Pyramid Building. I took this photo while on a dinner cruise. Pretty cool, huh?

Thanks so much for stopping by! Please leave a comment, and then head over to visit the rest of the Design Team at The Paper Players. We hope you'll play along with our challenge this week, too! 

Inky hugs :)


Claire Broadwater said...

Sandy, the background you created is fantastic! I love all those white embossed triangles and then the smooching of those colors made a gorgeous creation! The sentiment and enamel dots are perfect! Love it! I hope you have a great week! Praying for you and your family! XX

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

What a fabulous watercoloured background Sandy - perfect to highlight your geometric design. Your background looks so natural (mine never look this good, I think I need some tips lol!) Love that triangular building too - awesome!

Jan Clothier said...

Once again, your work leaves me nothing to say except to sigh in pleasure. Simply stunning.

LeAnne said...

I love this...a perfect way to use that embossing on your background stamp as well as those bright colors! And what a cool shot of that Pyramid building...I haven't worked in the city for eons, so I've not ever seen that! TFS and thanks for rocking my challenge!

Mandy said...

Fabulous card Sandy! I love your smooshed background, it looks wonderful.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

laurie said...

What a fun background and a great use of the colors. LOVE that photo of the building unusual.

Have a great day!

Annie S. said...

I'm just crazy about your smooshed background with the white embossing. Your card is fabulous! Hugs, Annie