This is the test card I made on my own, when I was planning and making up the kits for last week's craft day with my neighbour. I was a wee bit nervous cuz had only played with inks once before. I decided I liked the outcome and went ahead with the inky card kits I showed you on a previous post.
I used watercolour paper. Not sure if I like the result on it, but I do like the colours. I used heavy, water colour paper. I think it was 130 pound paper, but it seemed to get these little grainy spots. Next time I try these, I will use the same card stock I used for the ATC's last year. It seemed to take the stain better and looked smoother, for want of a better word.
I used some stamps that had never before seen ink (NBUS), so that was a good feeling. I think I need to implement a policy of stamping a "practice run" before laying a stamp to good paper. Stamps seem to all have a mind of their own Some need a heavy hand, some a light touch, some a lighter touch on one side more so than the other.....I am sure you all know what I mean!
I will keep up trying to make inky cards! It was fun and I enjoyed making this one.
****************This is card #8 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 - hand cut from stash
Card stock - snippets of kraft and pink card from my stash
Water Colour Paper - 130 pound from my stash
Tim Holtz stains: Worn Lipstick, Pickled Raspberry, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmelade
Ink - Momento black for images; ColorBok Charcoal Chalk ink for edging
Stamp - will have to fill this in once I am home as I forgot to write down the name...sorry
Bling - From my stash
Embossing Folder - Darice Woodgrain
Twine - jute twine from my stash
Button - glittery button from my stash
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets