I’m working on background and this is another technique I’ve tried out. I smudged Distress Ink on a non-stick craft mat and then pressed the paper into the ink. I think it’s suppose to blend and mix up but this particular paper soaked it up immediately. I repeated a couple times then realizing it wasn’t going to do what I wanted, I sponged around the outside with black soot and called it quits.
Here’s another galaxy background I tried out and this one uses Distress Inks and the round sponge. Thank you to Chrissy (Chrissyd723) for pointing me to the YouTube tutorial. This technique was less frustrating than the watercolor but it was significantly more time consuming. However, either one, I liked the results.
For this project I’ve used Sweet Smiles from Lawn Fawn. For some reason, I had a card base with half a scalloped circle punched out of the corner. I wasn’t sure why I did that but I started to think about how I could use it. I’ve seen the “bite” cards in the past and thought this would be a perfect opportunity. It took me a couple tries to figure it out, especially to find a suitable stamp, but this is the end result.
I pulled this colored image out of the back and dusted it off so I could finally put it onto a card. I forgot how long ago it was… but I’m not counting. LOL This is Funny Faces rubber stamp that you’ll find at Little Miss Muffet Stamps. I think these are such fun kiddos and have enjoyed colored it a second time.
There is lots of Creative Color Placement on this card… enough on the face that I’ll call it Extreme Color Placement. Below you’ll see the before and after of the faces.
For this project I used Critters in the Forest and Love You S’more from Lawn Fawn and the Merry Word Chipboard from Make it Crafty. I used some new metal dies to create the winter scene. Since it was a Christmas card, I wrapped the marshmallow into a gift.
The word chipboards from Make it Crafty and so fun to color and the double layers make it look snazzy on the cards. I’m going to have to get some more. 😀