This week at Color My Heart the dare colors come straight from the paper package Claire. I don't have it. So what's a Color Dare Diva to do? Why, improvise, of course. I used my Outdoor Denim ink pad and re-inkers for Blush, Hollyhock, and Sunset to bring you this card:
The background was done with a watercolor brush and reinker. The shoe (Find Your Style, retired) was stamped in a "homemade" stamp pad using baby wipes and reinker. (The process is explained in more detail in this post).
Confession time. I wasn't careful enough with my splattering and got little droplets onto the main panel. It wasn't bad, just a few. I hid them with the drops of glitter gel. Ha!! One of the things I have learned over the years is that there is almost always a way to hide a flub.
The ribbon is old CTMH. I love the dual sides. Oh...and I used a paperclip because I couldn't find a stapler. Ended up liking it. So, yeah, why not?
My favorite thing about this card is the saying (Scrapbook Sentiments-Women). I bought the entire set for this one saying. I know. I'm addicted. My CTMH consultant loves me!!
Until next time,
Seriously gorgeous card! Love the spatters, intended or not, and the combo of the shoe and the sentiment is just...inspired! I need to look at that stamp set, too!ReplyDelete
Great card, Becca! I love the ink splatters, shoe, saying, stitching, ribbon, paperclip, glitter gel! Your card has such a "clean" look to it. Very creative1ReplyDelete
Fabulous! I love your "opportunities for embellishment"/goofs! It makes your card just that much more unique!ReplyDelete
I love the ink splatters. I'd like to know more about how you did that. I don't normally do messy stuff myself, but that seems worth it!!ReplyDelete
You pick up ink with a wet paint brush (either by pressing your ink pad lid into the pad or by squeezing a tiny drop of reinker into a plastic container and adding a bit of water), hold the brush over your paper, and tap it against your finger to get the brush to drop/splatter. If you need a visual, here's a link: http://www.watercolorpainting.com/watercolorpainting/splatterspray.htmDelete
Great technique, Becca! I really like the shoe and the way you inked it up. I see that stamp set used a lot, and I really wish I had it every time. I might have to get onto e-bay or something and see if I can find it!ReplyDelete
I think all you consultant types should contact CTMH Corporate and ask for it to be included in the new catalog. Yep. That's what I think!! :)Delete
Love this card and how you combined the quote with the shoe. The use of a retired stamp set with a new stamp set is great. Love everything about this card. Card can used for a varietyvof occassions.ReplyDelete
Stunning card in every way! I adore the paper clip...and your splattered background. Also, super-clever cover-up! :)ReplyDelete