I just loved the inspiration photo for this month's blog hop at Papertrey Ink, so many thoughts running through my head...
I started this card on Friday night because the girls were at my sister's house... it's our 14th anniversary today! So after we went out to a restaurant, we were full and just wanted to come home, lol! A few minutes later and Jay was asleep on the couch! Time for my second hot date of the night, with my stamps and ink ;) So I got out some Distress Inks and started playing around on watercolor paper.
I decided to blend some inks into a rainbow pattern, but thought they were too dark. So I took the paper to the sink and started splashing water onto it...ouila! Looked so pretty! While it was still wet, I ran it through my Cuttlebug with the PTI Woodgrain Impression plate...then I was really in love!
I knew I wanted a "cheer up" card for a friend. So I got out the "Hello Sunshine" sentiments and played around with the dies from Scene It: Skyscapes. I masked off one of the sentiments and stamped the large "Sending you a little sunshine" outside with Fresh Snow ink and the "to brighten your day" inside the shaker with black ink. I left off the last portion off of the original sentiment by masking it, as well.
I settled on a shaker design. There is gold vellum behind the gingham sun and clear sequins, and mini hearts in Lemon Tart and Melon Berry. The center pink heart is colored with a Wink of Stella pen.
I will definitely be trying more watercolor effects like this with different Impression Plates, so much fun!
Supplies: (All PTI unless noted)
Stamps: Hello Sunshine
Cardstock: White, Lemon Tart, Melon Berry, Clear, A Muse Studio yellow gingham, Gold Vellum (JoAnn's), Tim Holtz Watercolor paper, Bazzill Candy Hearts
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Festive Berries, Dried Marigold, Squeezed Lemonade, Shabby Shutters, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Shaded Lilac, and PTI Fresh Snow, Memento Black
Other: Woodgrain Impression Plate, Scene It: Basic Backer, Scene It: Skyscapes, Circle Nestabilities, Clear Sequins, heart confetti die from Shakers and Sprinkles kit, Wink of Stella pen