I combined the below inspiration photograph from the Essentials by Ellen August Pin-Sights challenge with trying a new technique, namely stamping with an acrylic block (or rather: 2 acrylic blocks)..
I focused on the wedding cake and the colours. After dabbing distress ink onto my acrylic block (Tattered rose, Tea dye and a few spots of Worn lipstick), I spritzed with water and stamped onto a panel of water colour cardstock. I used a water brush to smooth out the ink. I repeated the process for my top layer, using a smaller acrylic block and leaving out the Worn lipstick. I stamped the Mondo Hydrangea using the same distress inks (the bottom cake layer in the picture has a tone on tone relief) and stamped the single petal on a separate piece of water colour cardstock using worn lipstick, coloured the image using more distress ink and a water brush and then fussy cutting it. To spice up the colours a little, I added a little Abandoned coral, which I also used to overstamp the petal after my colouring was done. I also used a mix of Worn lipstick and Abandoned coral to paint a ribbon and ink the edges of my card base. The sentiment was stamped in Versafine sepia ink. I could not resist adding a little sparkle using clear Wink of Stella on the ribbon and petal and adhering a few gold sequins by Pretty Pink Posh.
I'm linking my card up at:
Essentials by Ellen August Pin-Sights challenge
Shopping our Stash - 267 Learn something new
AAA Cards - 72 New to you technique
Tuesday Throwdown - 309 Clean and simple
STAMPlorations August CAS challenge - Anthing CAS goes, with optional twist: gold
Stamping Sensations - August anything goes with a stamp
Penny Black and More - August anything goes with a stamp