I started by finding a piece of one of the papers with a fairly plain bottom area and some blue at the top which had the look of a sky and I stamped the image using Distress Ink in this purple colour Dusty Concord. I then added a bit of Adirondack Sunshine Yellow through a Visible Image stencil called Strobes using a round blending tool. I didn't do it as is, but I moved it around to get the bits of white where I wanted them omitting the central piece, and I also used my round blending tool to made a round inked shape for the sun. I then used some more Distress Ink in Abandoned Coral just above the tree line and darkened the sun shape to give more contrast.
I finished the card by adding a dark blue mat and added this to the white base card.
I made the second card using the set Live Out Loud and another of the papers from My Floral Soul. I started with the background and chose a piece of the paper and cut it to fit the white card. I then stamped the image on to a piece of white card using Versamark Ink and heat embossed with WOW Opaque Bright White Embossing Powder. I then used Mermaid Lagoon and Wilted Violet Distress Inks and a waterbrush to fill in the background areas of the stamp and cut it out and mounted it on to a piece of co-ordinating blue cardstock. I finished by stamping the sentiment using Versafine Majestic blue Ink. The edges of the stamp are uneven in case you think my cutting out is completely useless...lol, although I did cut some of the edges a bit straighter, and looking again now perhaps I could have straightened the curve on the left a bit more.
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