Hi there, I'm back today to share a card I just made. When I was in London on Saturday, I stopped at the stamp store there and lucky me, they had 25% off everything in the store. They are making room for new items from Creativation. I picked up this Altenew Doodle lace cover plate. Because it is a bit busy wasn't sure how I was going to display it on a card.
I also picked up some of the new distress oxide inks at Paper Pickle once I got back into town. I wanted to try out the new inks so thought I should make a distress background to go under the cover plate.
I started with a piece of Canson 140lb water colour paper. I smooshed the follow distress oxide inks on my teflon craft mat - shaded lilac, tattered rose, wild honey - gave it a spritz and then laid my water colour paper onto it, lifted up and then heat set it. The tattered rose is really pale, but I wanted a bit more vibrancy, so added a bit of picked raspberry to my craft mat, spritzed again and then tapped my c/s into the ink where I needed to add more colour. I heat set again, then repeated once more. I then spritzed some water into my hand then dropped the water onto the distress background, let it set for about 15 sec, then took a paper towel and laid it over the card stock, picking up any loose water. By doing this it will leave watermarks. I then reached for my adirondack metallic - gold dabber, and it was dried up inside. So I took a craft knife put some on a palette then added a bit of water and mixed it up. took a fine paintbrush, dipped it into the gold wash and flicked it on my background.
I cut the background down to size to fit behind the doodle lace, adhered and then adhered to my card base. The sentiment is from Altenew - Sentiments & quotes set. I embossed it in white onto some grey c/s, trimmed the ends. I then added a piece of pink under neath it. I added dimensionals behind the sentiment before adhering to the card. Then I added lots of sequins in various colours. I hope I didn't go overboard!
Overall, this was a quick and easy card, great to mass produce, with different colours and sentiments.
Have a wonderful day!
PS - my new photo at the top is a picture Bill took a few weeks ago. A 4th year bald eagle floating down Lake St. Clair on a chunk of ice!