For my creation, I just made a card that I could send as a thank you. I just love the sentiment I used. IO has the BEST sentiments! You can find the one I used HERE.
This card was easy peasy to make. I grabbed gold detail embossing powder and embossed the Victorian Rose all over a speckled piece of ivory paper. Afterward, I colored the rose and leaves with a light wash from my watercolor pencils. Then, I took some Tattered Rose distress ink (Adirondack) and sponged it all over my image (even the colored pieces). I edged with a goldleaf pen, embossed my sentiment, matted it up, added some gold self stick pearls. You can see too that I added some gold thread just by wrapping it around my rose piece before attaching it to my ivory card base. Like I said -- easy peasy! This card is actually something I would have done years ago. I hardly ever heat emboss anymore! And, that is what got me started in stamping! I was fascinated with heat embossing! Funny--huh?
Well my friends, that's it! If you'd like to participate in the challenge... it's open to all! Just click HERE for a peek at the rules and what you might get a chance to have your art featured on the IO blog! :-)