I chose the color combination shown above to inspire this project:
I CASEd this card from this one by Betsy Veldman.
I used the same technique and general composition as Betsy, but changed up the colors to suit this color challenge.
I started by stamping from the Year of Flowers: Violets stamp set on watercolor paper with Versamark ink and heat embossing with white embossing powder.
Next, I applied some distress ink to the entire paper, including a light application of blue to the background.
Next, I placed the paper onto a plastic tray and sprayed with water until the paper was saturated.
I was a little bit scared that I'd ruined the project after spraying it with water. It looked way too runny. But, I was happy to discover that it turned out so pretty after I left it to dry for the day. Betsy was right to say that this effect is quite easy to achieve!
I trimmed the paper to size, sewed along the edges, and then adhered it to a card stock base that I'd stamped with a chevron design.
I love the way it turned out and can't wait to make more to create a pretty little gift set for someone special!
Supplies (all PTI unless noted):
Stamps: Year of Flowers: Violets, Chevron Backdrops (Lawn Fawn)
Ink: Grape Jelly (Momento), Dusty Concord (Ranger), Faded Jeans (Ranger), Peeled Paint (Ranger), Mustard Seed (Ranger), Versamark (Tsukineko)
Paper: Watercolor paper (Strathmore), Winter Wisteria
Other: white embossing powder
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