Hello everyone! Welcome back and happy weekend! I skipped the gym last night and played in the craft room. I had no specific ideas, just that I wanted to play. So I started with distress inks and made a handful of backgrounds. It’s always messy fun that gets the creative juices flowing. Today I’m sharing a card I made with one of them.
This is a direct to paper technique that I’d never tried before. I used the small distress ink cubes and just swiped them back and forth across the paper until the color was how I wanted it. I overlapped the colors a bit but didn’t try to blend them. Then I sprayed the whole thing with a bit of water and laid a clear block on top. This smooshed the water on the paper and gave the ink a fuzzy look rather than white spots like the water drops give.
Next I trimmed a piece of white card stock down to 4×5.25 and die cut the Simon Says Stamp Pebbles border from the bottom half. Then stamped a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Under the Sea Animals set under that. I chose the one that went with the snail because I knew I wanted to use him on this card.
For assembly I glued the inked panel to a card front and then only glued the top and bottom of the white panel down. This gave the pebble area the ability to lift up for some interest and dimension.
I stamped, colored and die cut the snail, and then attached him to the front with foam squares. For finishing touches on this card I added glossy accents to the whole snail shell and Nuvo Crystal Drops in morning dew scattered throughout for a water drop look.
I am really happy with how it turned out. The colors are super soft and calming and the whole card was a lot of fun to make! Have you done anything creative lately? Let me know in the comments. I’d love to hear about it.
I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!