I'm back with another card for the Less is More challenge. The theme this week is "wings". This card is SUPER simple!
I used a white linen textured card base, and stamped the sentiment from Paper Smooches in Versamark, then heat embossed it in a bright yellow. (I'm thinking Spring here!) Knowing that I needed some "winged" images....I searched my stash and found these adorable little bird dies from Impression Obsession. I heat embossed a piece of card stock with a bright red (three times), then cut out my birds. The birds are adhered to the card base with a little glue.
I'm not particularly crazy about either of these next two cards, but thought I'd share them anyway.
For this card I used watercolor paper for the front panel. The sentiment is from Sweet and Sassy and is stamped in black Versafine ink. For the background, I stamped my distress ink pads on my craft mat (I think it was Peacock Feathers, Tumbled Glass, and one of the purples) I spritzed the ink and then dipped my card into the ink (face down) holding it there for a few seconds so that some of the water could soak into the watercolor paper. The butterfly is punched with a Martha Stewart punch and adhered to the watercolor paper. I added a butterfly "trail" with a black pen. I also made a few splatters on the background with a paintbrush dipped in the ink on my craft mat.
This last card was done basically the same way as the card above, on this time I wet my watercolor paper thoroughly before smushing (is that a word?) it in the ink. After drying it, I sprinkled the front with a bit of water drops and then dabbed them away with paper towels - leaving a splotchy look. The butterfly is punched with a MS punch. The sentiment is from Simon Says. I cut it once from purple, then three times from white card stock, then layered all the layers together to give it a raised look. Added a few sequins....done.
I think my problem with water coloring (or distress inking) is that I generally make very clean cards, and my water color cards always look a little "messy" to me. I'll keep practicing though...maybe it will help! LOL!
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