I had made a card base for another challenge and set it aside as not quite what I wanted for that challenge. This card background was a direct-to-paper application of Distress Inks to create an ombre gradation from dark blue to yellow. But the gradation wasn't smooth enough. Still, I liked the look of it and decided to use it for this challenge.
I touched up the dark blue with Distress Oxide "Faded Jeans" and stamped some "feathers" (or maybe leaves?) in Versamark and embossed in Metallic Gold Rich embossing powder:
- Stamps: WOW! “Flights of Fancy” (STAMPSET32) and “Starburst” (STAMPSET49)
- Inks: Distress Inks: Custom ink pad (consisting of “Barn Door”, “Abandoned Coral” and “Spiced Marmalade”), "Faded Jeans" and “Seedless Preserves”: Distress Oxide “Faded Jeans”; Versamark
- Embossing Powders: WOW! Metallic Gold Rich regular (WCo4R) and “Opaque Bright White Super Fine” (WL01SF)
- Papers: Neena "Solar White"