Today's card is quite an inky one. I thoroughly enjoyed making it. I took my time with the colouring in and had a ball with the background. I know it won't be to everyone's taste but please remember that this is a positive feeling blog and negativity has no place here! Sorry - just have to say that!
So here's my inky card -
Milk Card. I opened it out and then passed the Terra Cotta Adirondack Dye Ink Pad over the peaks in the card. I misted it with water and left it for a few seconds for the ink to move a bit. I then ironed it with my Encaustic Iron to stop the ink from moving further and to flatten the card.
With the stamp in my hand, I randomly stamped the Justrite Vintage Alphabet Soup Background using Current Adirondack Dye Ink. I then stamped the border from the Justrite Elegant Fan Elements Stamp Set top and bottom, again using Currant Ink.
Finally, I splatted Festive Berries and Seedless Preserves Distress Stain in a few places and put aside to dry.
I stamped the floral fan from the Justrite Floral Fan Elements Stamp Set 5 times onto Milk Card using Jet Black Archival. In the centre of two of the fans I stamped the sentimentand in the centre of the other 3, I stamped a single flower (both from the Elegant Fan Elements Stamp Set).
I popped some Festive Berries Distress Stain onto my Craft Sheet. I picked some ink up with my Water Brush and coloured in the flowers. I added some Seedless Preserves Distress Stain to the edges of the petals where the artist has drawn some shading lines. I swiped some Clover Adirondack Dye Ink onto my Craft Sheet and used it to colour the leaves. I used Terra Cotta Adirondack Dye Ink to colour the edges of the fan and the central accents.
Brad to the centre and secured them to my background.
Black Card twice. I made a flower out of Burgundy/Ivory Striped Grosgrain.
8mm Black Pearls and piercing around the edges using my Tim Holtz Ruler, Precision Probe and Piercing Mat.
If you like the look of Distress Stains, there's a cool video by Tim Holtz showing some other techniques with them here.
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