Hello! I am trying today this ingenious technique by Jennifer McGuire (really, which technique by is her is not!?!) And this is the card I made –
Although I had the links and video, I made this card by memory, and made a tiny mistake. Instead of letting the card air dry between colors, I heat dried it – this didn’t let the colors blend, and instead of a pretty color imbibed kinda look, it became dotty!! Not what I wanted!! I had to mist it before proceeding to add more color, since the misting blended the inks a little too much! 😉
So, anyway, the stamps I’ve used in this card are Paper Smooches Bold Buzzwords, Calico and Twiggy Florets, and heat embossed them in clear. I then used distress inks for this technique – Tattered Rose, Victorian Velvet, Shaded Lilac, Dusty Concord, Pumice Stone, Rusty Hinge, Brushed Corduroy and Walnut Stain.
Finally I added some Deco Art Glamour Dust Ultra Fine Glitter Paint in gold in all the ‘holes’ and then added a few dots of gold stickles like enamel dots. Again, maybe I shouldn’t have added the dots in the flower centers.. 😀
Conclusion: I love the technique – I absolutely don’t mind getting my fingers inky, more so when I know I can easily get it off!! So, I am definitely going to try this one again!! One more thing – it looks even better if the paper used has some toothy texture – mine was less toothed, so there’s not much texture – you can really see the texture in Jennifer’s cards – they are just fabulous!!
I am submitting this card to the Paper Smooches October Challenge: Fall Color Story –
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