It's time for another Just Us Girls challenge & my second card as the Guest Designer for March. This is Trend Week: Use a Background Stamp. Now that is one thing I have plenty of--haha!
I actually used 2 different background stamps: Impression Obsession Boxwood & Hero Arts Envelope Pattern. I'd been wanting to try the Distress monoprint technique I saw in a Jennifer McGuire video, so pulled out 3 Distress inks: mowed lawn, lucky clover & twisted citron.
After heavily blending on the inks & letting the panel dry (helped with a heat gun), I clear embossed IO Boxwood. Then I spritzed fairly heavily with water, laid a white cardstock panel on top & ran it through my die cut machine. Some of the ink transfers onto the white piece giving a beautiful softly colored image. For this card, I just used my original panel which I trimmed down & die cut with the PTI Mix & Mat: Flourishes dotted die. The bird on a branch IO die was cut from a soft gold shimmery cardstock. The sentiment is SSS Painted Hugs which I stacked, blended with the same inks & covered with Nuvo Glaze. The kraft card front was stamped with Hero Arts Envelope Pattern wood mounted stamp from 2011. Hope I've given you some inspiration & maybe thoughts of Spring! I'd love for you to join in the challenge this week.
I'm entering SSS Flickr Challenge 118 & ModSquad.
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