Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Spritzed Pastels

I played with my distress inks and some pastels this morning.  For this card:

The background is two different background stamps.  I didn't fully ink either one.  I was going for a collage type effect.

For the small rectangle, I applied pastels to watercolor paper.  Then I spritzed with water and let air dry.  The water blended the colors just slightly for a richer look than the pastels alone.

After drying, I stamped with a leaf stamp and then did another leaf stamp embossed in copper.  The ends of the ribbon are left a little frayed to go with the distressed look of the card.

It wasn't a difficult card but I did get out tons of ink colors.  Speaking of color, that is our focus this week for the Explore class.   I'm sure Shimelle will have lots of fun projects for us.

Thanks for visiting today!

Ingredients:  Stamps:  Canvas background by Stampin' Up!; leaf background by Hero Arts; Leaves by Stampendous
Ink:  various Ranger distress inks and River Rock by Stampin' Up!
Brad: Vintage by Stampin' Up!
Lace:  Making Memories


  1. Really pretty! I love the soft, distressed look of this card.

  2. Very pretty card Lisa! Don't you just love working with distress inks?


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