For the first card, I created my own gradient background out of distress ink.
Instructions: Swipe distress ink pads across white cardstock and blend using paint brush. Stamp image and heat emboss with black powder. Trim and mat onto black cardstock. Add black letter stickers. Adhere to white textured cardstock base.
Supplies:Stamps: June 2010 Kit of the Month (Fly Free) by Unity Stamps
Ink: Ranger Distress Inks: Barn Door, Dried Marigold, Mustard Seed, Versamark for heat embossing
Paper: DCWV textured white cardstock base, Gina K white cardstock, Gina K black cardstock
Accessories: Kaisercraft black and white mini letters, Ranger black detailed embossing powder
For the second card I created a rainbow effect using all different colours of distress ink.
Instructions: Stamp scallop image in all the colours of the rainbow onto white cardstock. Cut out and adhere over top of each other and adhere to white cardstock base. Add strip of black cardstock at bottom of scallops. Stamp rainbows in black ink onto white cardstock, colour with Copic markers, cut out and adhere to card base. Stamp sentiment in black ink onto bottom right corner of card.
Supplies:Stamps: May Kit of the Month from Unity Stamps (sentiment), Could I be any cuter set by Unity Stamps (rainbow image), June Kit of the Month from Unity Stamps (scallops)
Ink: Ranger Distress Inks (colors to be provided upon acceptance), Memento Tuxedo black
Paper: Gina K white cardstock, Gina K black cardstock
Accessories: Copic markers