Splashing with ink

As I mentioned in my last blog post, I had been creating some backgrounds with inks and watercolors. This background started out with two Simon Says Stamp inks smooshed onto my glass mat – Hive Dive and Apricot. I sprayed them with water and carefully laid my paper into the liquid. I wanted them to apply to my paper, but not create mud. You can see some specks of the Apricot ink in the bottom left hand corner of the background. I wanted that there to kind of give a whimsy sort of ground appearance.
After I had added these two inks and they were dry, I put some Twisted Citron and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide inks on my mat and applied water. I then dragged my paper through those colors, being sure not to cover the specks of Apricot. And so in fascinated abandon, I applied color to my paper, layer by layer.

Once my page was to my liking, I cut it down and adhered it to a green cardbase. Then using the Spellbinders Small Die of the Month club November 2018 kit, I cut the words Merry Christmas and the sweet deer out of black glitter cardstock and glued them to my card. The deer got a neck bow from a scrap of the pink panel that I had done the background with on my previous post.

This may be a bit of a non-traditional Christmas card, but I enjoyed creating it.
General supplies:
Canson XL Watercolor paper
Paperstudio cardbase and coordinating envelope
Black glitter cardstock
Simon Says Stamp inks
Distress Oxide inks
Spellbinders November small die of the month dies

Entered into the TTCRD Anything Goes Challenge week of February 26
Entered into the Crafting by Designs Silhouettes Challenge
Entered into the Kerst /Christmas Facebook group February Challenge
Entered into the Holly and Ivy Anything Christmas Goes Challenge #44
Entered into the Digi Choosday Anything Goes Challenge Week 9

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6 thoughts on “Splashing with ink”

  1. I love how the paper turned out. I also like making Christmas cards with non-traditional colors. Very pretty card. Thanks so much for joing us at The Holly and the Ivy. We hope to see you again next time.

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