Friday, January 4, 2013
sending you the best
Ah, playing around with fun product, it was a good way to spend some of the holiday vacation days! This project resulted in my playing around with the January kit from Simon Says Stamp.
It was the wood grain cardstock that sucked me in. My love for wood grain shouldn’t come as a surprise. :) The cardstock is white and full of fabulous texture. I misted water onto the cardstock and then began applying Distress Inks, starting with Frayed Burlap. Start off the paper and make a complete pass all the way across the cardstock, or you will get marks from where you stop. Then Vintage Photo ink, followed by a wee bit of Walnut Stain were added on top. Set aside to dry.
The paper will want to bend, so place it under something heavy to help flatten it. Or, do what I did, and use Crafty Power Tape on the back to provide secure adhesion.
The sunshine is a canvas “button”. By wetting it with water and applying Scattered Straw Distress Ink, it turned a wonderful shade of yellow.
The clouds were stamped in pale blue ink onto patterned paper. They were trimmed out and because of the pale ink, I was able to cut off the little speech bubble part of the image without it being noticed.
Have a wonderful weekend! We don't have much for plans. Just relaxing and getting back into the groove. Lots of adventures, changes, and happenings on the horizon...2013 is going to be anything but dull!
thanks for stopping by!