It was my weekly craft day with Lisa, my next door neighbour. It was once again my turn to design and prepare our card kit. I decided that it is high time I practised more with my Tim Holtz stains. So I set out my TH mat, some water colour paper, and lots of twine, found some sparkly buttons and cut up some Kraft card stock for card bases.
We were off and running! We made a few inky backgrounds and both loved every minute of it! Then we promptly ruined the first couple of toppers by wrecking what we stamped over them. Fits of giggles and then we managed to make some more inky goodness. Whew! We were both happy with our outcomes and Lisa headed home stating that she was going to make more!
Here is my first. We dabbed some stain onto the mat and then picked it up with a H2O brush. I found that made the stain really watery on the card, so we dabbed the stain dauber right onto the now wet area on the card, and then used the H2O pen to spread the stain. Not sure if that was the right way...but we liked how it turned out! Flicked a little water from our fingers on it...next time I will try a mini spray bottle.
The stamp is just one from the Michael's $1.50 bins. I bought a couple of these inspirational type stamps a couple of years ago. I found the stamp was large enough to make a statement on its own. I learned my lesson from the sentiment that failed on my last inky card!
I kept embellishments to a minimum. Just a sparkly button tied through a bit of fine jute twine.
I have not finished the inside as I am writing a letter inside to a friend.
****************This is card #4 of 50. I am on a consumables spending freeze until I have made 50 cards (Sook Wang tape and heavy weight card stock are exempt).***************
Card Base - Kraft card cut from my stash
Card stock - snippets of pink and Kraft from my stash
Embossing folder - Darice Woodgrain
Embellishments - Jute twine from my stash; glittery button from my stash
Bling - diamonds from my stash
Ink - Momento Ink for the image; Charcoal Colorbok Chalk Ink for the shading
Tim Holtz Stains - Broken China, Pickled Raspberry, Mustard Seed
Jute - fine jute twine from my stash
Stamp - Michael's dollar bins
I am entering this card in the following challenges.
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets
2. Two Peas In A Bucket April Mood Board Challenge
3. MFP Speedy TV Inspirational Challenge - #59 The eyes have it. I chose the colours of the middle photo for my inspiration.
4. Dream Valley Challenges - #80 Say it with Words
5. Crafty Calendar Challenge - Things with Wings