Friday, July 24, 2015

Color Me Happy!

Hi everyone!  Ready for more inspiration for this month's gorgeous Too Much Sun Creative Cafe' kit?

Base:  5&1/2" by 4&1/4" green pearl cardstock

First Layer: 5&1/4" by 4" pink flower patterned paper

Next Layer: 5" by 3&3/4" piece of white cardstock....and brush 3 colors of ink on card. 

Background technique:
This was a direct ink pad to paper swipe, using mini distress ink pads-Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, and Shabby Shutters.  You can do this with any ink pad, and try different sizes and ways to swipe to get different looks.

Then the sentiment was stamped directly on this in Black Tuxedo Memento Ink.  Then it was glued to the card front using Scrap Happy Glue

To finish, I tied a bow around the left side of the card.  This is a great type of card to mass produce with any sentiment you'd like, so you can have them on hand, or give as a gift.

I also played around with the inks and a similar background using the washi tape in this months kit.  I tore off a piece of tape about 5" long, then dragged it across the ink pad like so:

Then I just pressed this piece down on my white cardstock to create a pattern:

I used the same piece of tape for the light pink, and then the dark pink, and tore off a new piece for the green so the colors didn't get muddy.

When I trimmed it, it made a cute background for the sentiment also:

A similar take on the ink background, with a little different technique.

Thanks for stoppin' by today.....stop back soon for more inspiration!

Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' KOTM: Too Much Sun
The Perfect Sentiment-Add On Set 

Paper:  The Rubber Cafe'-Too Much Sun
Ink/Color: Distress Inks-Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Shabby Shutters; Memento-Black Tuxedo
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue
Embellishments:  The Rubber Cafe'-Too Much Sun
Organza ribbon

1 comment:

Karen T said...

great technique- great job! works perfectly with these sentiments!!