BUT, I changed my mind. Instead I decided to go with colour blocks using inks. Yep, inky-inky messy fingers. Here it is....
To be honest, this was my second attempt. The first one was more like this "hi" card I made a while ago (click photo to take you to the post). I love this card and have not managed to give it away. Anyway, I wanted to do this technique again but this time I wasn't so successful. In fact, it got too inky and messy. Let's just say, I followed the sentiment on the card. This is far more CAS, believe me. :)
Distress Inks: Shabby Shutters, Tumbled Sky, Worn Lipstick, Spicy Marmalade
Dye Inks: Stampin Up Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise
Stamps: HA Friends definition, Tim Holtz set, small flower from SU Always
Punches: EK notebook border, SU 3/4" and 1/2 " circles
I was going to stamp the text in black but it was too 'in your face'; lucky I tried on scrap paper first! Also, the background flowers in Old Olive were stamped off first for a more subtle effect which ties in better with the distress ink. I used dye ink because I wanted a cleaner finish than I would get with the distress inks being too wet.
- Tear up a piece of copy paper to form a wavy edge
- Position this as a mask on the Friends background stamp - expose about a third length-wise
- Put a post-it note or copy paper to expose just about an inch of the stamp.
- Ink up exposed stamp (it's a teensy bit)
- Lift up post-it and position a bit further down
- Ink up the un-inked bit with another colour
- Repeat 5 and 6 until you've inked the entire length
- Leaving your stamp facing up (don't lift it), position your card on top of it and press - upside-down stamping is fun! For best results, use a brayer - the pressure applied is more even this way.
- I also sponged in a bit more colour using the same inks.
There you have it. It's messy so be careful. I actually covered up the white side as I did my sponging (step 9) in fear of leaving some unwanted fingerprints.
Now, for another post....