Thursday, January 29, 2015


Yesterday I saw a technique that Heather Telford used and I decided to give it a try.  The background she created was much prettier.  Heather used Distress Stains and applied them to wet Watercolor Cardstock allowing them to bleed together.

I didn't have Distress Stains so I wet the Watercolor Cardstock and then dropped alcohol ink colors onto it.  When the piece dried I was tempted to throw it away.  However, I decided to go ahead and trim the piece down and used a Memory Box butterfly die to make the design in the middle.  Heather had explained that she only partially cut the butterfly from both sides so that it remained a part of the colored layer.  I then matted it with shiny black card stock and then onto a piece of yellow card stock.

Before adding the image to the card base, I stamped a small "Happy" and then added a die cut "birthday".  I'm OK with the final card but it isn't my typical project.  Alcohol inks are a lot of fun to work with so while I had my them on my table I did some more backgrounds which will show up on future posts. 
Since you took a moment to stop by my blog today, won't you tell me what you think?   I always appreciate your comments!!!  Have a great day!


Lynette said...

Cool techniques and a very pretty card, Vicki. So bright and cheery!

Bonnie32002 said...

This is really a bright, fun, colorful card. I hve a few colors of the stains and remember rainbow inks? I bet those would wor. I haven't touched them in years. Thanks for the idea!

Bella Carta at Art 'n Soul said...

you may not have liked it but I think it's beautiful.

Sandy said...

It has made a very vibrant, striking card. Thanks for sharing.


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