Thursday, March 12, 2015

Technique Tuesday: Happy Spring!

Hey, Crafty Friends! You know when your craft supply order comes in and you are itching to create? Last week, I got my new Technique Tuesday stamps on the same day as my order with Distress Inks. Best day of the week!

I had been waiting for the License Plate Alpha set to come back in stock. It was so popular, the set sold out when it was first released. These stamps do not disappoint. Such an awesome font and size. I wanted to create something quick with the alpha and the new-to-me Distress Inks. I'm so not a Distress Ink expert. But those adorable little minis, coupled with some serious enabling from my stamping friends proved too hard to resist (I'm looking at you Chari Moss!)

When you first stamp with Distress Inks, the look is blotchy and unlike dye inks, it stays blotchy. I love that splotchy look, but I ended up going over the stamped images with a water brush. The water makes the ink spread out a bit, and gives it a more watercolor-y look, which I love.

The other stamps I used are part of the  Smile Borders (triangles) and Love Bug Jar (butterfly) sets.

This card is fast and easy to make. I love the end result, it's so colorful and cheery!

Happy Almost Spring!


TXgirl March 12, 2015 at 1:16 PM  

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this very colorful card. And it's so versatile because you can write anything! Thanks for sharing!

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