I had some fun today creating a marbled background using this week's Color My Heart Challenge: Thistle, Hollyhock, Juniper, and White Daisy along with CAS(E) this Sketch #168.
To create my background, I smushed a 3x3 square acrylic block into Thistle ink. I then used a crumpled piece of plastic bag to dab water onto the block and get the ink moving. I stamped the block onto white cardstock, cleaned the block, and repeated the process with Hollyhock and Juniper ink. After carefully considering how I needed to cut my square so it would look like a rectangle and follow the sketch, I cut the angle the wrong way...so I flipped the sketch.
The sentiment panel is 1"x4". I stamped the sentiment with Thistle dye ink (Happy) and White Daisy pigment ink (Anniversary). After letting the pigment ink dry, I used a scratch piece of paper to glue the bottom piece of the marbled background first, the sentiment strip next, then the top piece of marbled background. Some stitching and a crochet flower with corduroy brad center (retired CTMH accessories) finished off the top panel.
The white cardstock panel is cut at 4"x5.25" and scored at the 1/4" mark all the way around. I mounted it with foam tape on the card base, then mounted the marbled panel with another layer of foam tape.
Okay...time to face the music (aka, the tax man). Wish me luck!
Until next time,