Welcome back! I hope everyone is enjoying the last few days of summer.
For today’s card I wanted to try using an alphabet stamp set to create my sentiment. I’m one that almost always chooses to use a sentiment that’s ready to go. I don’t mess around with my stamps by splitting them apart, I like things already assembled and ready to go for me. So as you may guess, this card in particular took quite some time to conceptualize. However, once I had an idea of what I wanted, it came together pretty quickly. I knew I wanted to use the scooter element in a whimsical way, and the rest of the card just fell into place immediately after I had the element figured out.
Hope you all are enjoying the new site and liking the projects that I have been posting up. I know I’m having a blast trying out new techniques and playing with some of the awesome products I have in my stash or that were given to me as gifts. For today’s card I wanted to explore the world of watercolor paper and Tim Holtz Distress Inks. I used a water-spritzing method to create “blobs” of ink that could blend together to create a background. I absolutely love the way the background turned out. I then used a Basic Grey chipboard embellishment and hand stamped a flourish to look like a stem.
Here is the finished product =)
Card Base: Neenah Solar White
Paper: Strathmore Watercolor and Authentique
Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Festive Berries, Iced Spruce and Broken China