Saturday, June 3, 2017

Wildflower Thanks

Hello again!  I've had some fun playing with ink blending again, this time with Distress Inks in bright pinks.  I used the Tim Holtz Mini Blending tool on a panel of Bristol card stock to create the background in Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry.  I keep on hand a mister with water mixed with Perfect Pearls, and used it to spray the panel, add some larger drops, then use a paper towel to absorb the extra liquid.  Next, I mixed some white gouache with water, then used a stiff paint brush to flick the paint on the panel as well. 

When the water and paint dried, I lined up the Tim Holtz Wildflowers stencil on the left side of the panel, then applied embossing paste.  As the paste dries, it absorbs the Distress Ink Colors, which gives it a more muted look.

For the die cut sentiment, I first took a panel of Neenah Solar White and layered on Stick It adhesive.  After die cutting 3 times, I was able to easily adhere the sentiment layers together, then add it to the panel. After adhering the panel to a base of #110 Neenah Solar White card stock, sequins from the Simon Says Stamp Sweet 16 mix were then added for the final touch.

I'm joining the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, which this week is "Anything Goes".  I'm also entering the current challenge at Just Us Girls, which this week is to use a die cut.  I've added links to the challenges below, so be sure to use them to head over to both challenges and check out all the wonderful inspiration!

Thanks for visiting!


Product details
Stamps:  None
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Strathmore Bristol
Ink:  Distress inks:  Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar
Other:  Winsor & Newton White Gouache, Ranger Perfect Pearls, Tim Holtz Wildflower Stencil, Dreamweaver Embossing Paste, Simon Says Stamp Thanks die, TH Mini Blending Tool, SSS Sweet 16 Sequins


Ina G said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Love the background and that stenciling just perfect. Love the layered die cut. Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at Just Us Girls Stef.

Bev Polen said...

Oh, another gorgeous pink card, Stef!

Lisa Kind said...

Beautiful card. I thought the embossing paste was vellum. Cool technique. Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

Bobby said...

Your ink blending is fabulous, Stef, and the embossing paste gives a softness to the flowers. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Just Us Girls.