Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Now that spring is here, you might be looking to add a little more brightness to your cards. Most people consider the distress inks to all have a grey/taupe hue to them, but there are some newer colours which are much brighter without those undertones. The three we used below would be a perfect example. We have used a 10-point high-gloss card as the base and coloured with the distress inks. In order to achieve this watercolour effect, we swiped each of the colours onto the clear block, and misted heavily with water until droplets form. As you press the clear block against the clear-gloss cardstock, the colours will blend and bleed. If you have not used too much water, your background will dry quite quickly. We then stamped the Magenta floral silhouette with black archival ink. The tiny butterflies stickers have been attached to pink cardstock and then glittered with a glue pen and glitter. This background technique will provide you with as many options as you have dye-based ink pads. She who dies with the most dyes wins! ;) 

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