Wednesday, May 16, 2018


Hey there, HOUSE friends!!! 

We're here with a new weekly challenge for The House That Stamps Built, and this one is an inspiration challenge.  

From the palette below, I was inspired by the beautiful pastel colors.  One of my favorite Repeat Impressions stamps is RI#1704-P "Great Blue Heron".  I stamped it with VersaMark ink on a white card panel and heat embossed it with white ep.  I then sponged Distress Oxide Inks over the embossed image, creating a resist.  I added darker colors for shadow to areas on the image with Inktense pencils.  After die cutting the image, I layered it against a dry embossed background. I used RI#3902-G "My Heart Sing" for the sentiment.   

Come on over and play along with our challenge - you can find all the details on how to do that at THE HOUSE.  

How about more ideas using this inspiration?  Check out my awesome team mates blogs.

Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you'll check out the challenge and join in.  You might just be the winner of $25.00 worth of RI stamps!  


Glittered Paws said...

Oh this does make my heart sing, what a beautiful take on this inspiration challenge, beautiful.

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Deonna Bemish said...

Stunning Card Cheri! I love the beautiful colors.

joy said...

Every week you inspire me and I’m so impressed with your projects - this one is amazing- the pebbles on the background is a perfect backdrop to your image.

Esther Asbury said...

Oh Cheri -- I LOVE the background you created for your blue heron with oxide inks!! So perfect and gorgeous!!
I'd love for you to link up to the Cropstop blog where it's always "Anything Goes" as long as you use a product or two from one of the companies they carry in the store. (You did!) There's a random draw for a prize once a month.
You can find the current link party here:

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Love herons- in fact there was one on my pier just yesterday!

Ina G said...

WOW! Love the beautiful colour blending here behind that gorgeous heron. The bubble embossing add so much to your card as does the zig zag cut. Beautiful SS

Laurie Unger said...

Wow! You knocked this out of the park. Love the embossing in the back ground as well.

Heather said...

Oh, this is sooooo gorgeous!! This image looks absolutely fabulous embossed in white and your background is perfect!

Donna said...

This is absolutely stunning, the white embossing with your distressed background is amazing, thanks for the inspiration!

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