I am visiting a friend where it is COLD…this is a reminder to both of us that SPRING is coming! For her it is months away; for me weeks! She insists that they don’t really have “Spring” they have the “Muddy” season. So, I decided to muddy up the spring flowers…both the colors used and the way I stamped.
The stamping was something new for me. To muddy up the flowers I used three different Distress Inks that I misted with water. I stamped these onto parchment paper, misted, and then stamped into the watery ink, and gave a small twist. I then stamped. So far, nothing new! During this process I realized that the Distress Inks would be wet and could *perhaps* be embossed. Next was the clear embossing powder…and, YES, it worked just like I wanted it to!
- Card Base: Ivory skinny card from Canvas Corp Brand; misted with Tattered Angels – Chalkboard Bittersweet and Glimmer Mist Suede, the edges were distress with Fire Brick. Two corners were chomped.
- First Layer: Scrap paper with unknown heritage. This was misted with Suede Glimmer Mist, and chomped.
- Ribbon: Organza ribbon with strip down the center, end cut into a “V” shape.
- Stamp: This is a Unity stamp. I used Concord, Fire Brick, and Crush Olive as the Distress Inks; see details of technique above. I used watercolor paper and edged with crushed olive. Two corners chomped.
- The layer under the stamp: DCWV Dark Romance paper pack, edged with Fire Brick.