Avery Elle + Altenew: Viking Amaze Card

Avery Elle + Altenew Viking Amaze Card by Maria Byrd at CraftsyByrd.blogspot.com

Fell in-love with Avery Elle Viking stamp and die-cut when I saw it online a few weeks ago.  When I first used the stamp, the ink beaded up and made spotty impressions as a result. So, I gently washed it with dish detergent and pat-dry with paper towel. I then carefully cut out the sentiment (inside the viking's beard) using an X-Acto blade. This allowed me to use a sentiment from Altenew Floral Frame.

[Update: Okay, I had to try to take a better picture... seems an ivory linen textured cardstock looks better than the tan one (see below) as a background.  I'm not really good at photo taking.. do you have any pointers you can share?]

Avery Elle + Altenew Viking Amaze Card by Maria Byrd at CraftsyByrd.blogspot.com

I stamped the Viking on a cold press watercolor paper and colored it with Derwent Inktense. The fern and sentiment were heat-emboss in white on a black cardstock. Glossy Accents was used to create a dimensional effect on the hearts and the dots are made with Sakura white gel pen. The corners were trimmed with corner rounder puncher. For the backdrop, I found a black-and-white polka dot paper from my pile which I die-cut with Lawn Fawn Stackables.  The result is a simple but cute card.

I would like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Color Throwdown #429
CASology #235: Hero (Entry #28 )
Dies R Us Challenge #66: Hearts (Entry #146)
Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge: Anything Goes (Entry #63)

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  1. What a fun and creative card! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘HEARTS’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

  2. Fun card! I have thought about cutting stamps but, usually so nervous I'll make a mistake...not so adept at using an Xacto knife!! So glad you joined us at CTD!

  3. I LOVE the heart in this fearless hero's beard!
    So glad you played at CASology this week!

  4. Hey Maria!! Great card. Yes, the ivory background does look better then the other color. Try taking your pictures in natural lighting. Otherwise I can see all of the details in your photo. Thank you so much for playing with us this week at CASology.

  5. Fabulous card Maria! The image is so cute and looks wonderful against the black card stock.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  6. This is very cool and cute too, Maria. Great masculine design and I love the beard. Thanks for playing along at HLS WC Challenge.

  7. I love this stamp set too - it's so funny. Great colouring and I really like the branch he's standing on against the black background. Thank you for joining us at the HLS Watercolor Challenge. Jenny x