I would like to share with you a Christmas card that I have made. I was inspired by the current challenge at Time Out where you need to create a Christmas card with the option of pink and/or purple. Plus I wanted to create another card for Just Add Ink where you need to add W - I've used water again ;) Also, over at Allsorts they are having a Christmas challenge and I would like to link up there as well.
I LOVE non-traditional Christmas colours.
Here is my card -
Most of you probably know that I love smooshing my ink around on watercolour paper. Whether it is with brushos, distress inks, watercolour markers etc. That's exactly what I did for this card by smearing a distress ink pad (Pickled Raspberry) onto my craft mat, misting it with water and picking it up with the card stock. I dried my colour in between smooshing to get different effects.
I was also completely inspired by Anita's use of gold on her card. I not long ago bought a dew drop Brilliance Ink in Galaxy Gold. Time to get using it!
Once the panel was dry I put some of the gold onto my craft mat, picked it up with a wet brush and flicked it all over.
I used the brand new Everyday Sentiments set from Happy Little Stampers to create my greeting.
Those pearls are purple (even though they look like a dark blue in my photo) but they didn't start as purple. These are the normal self adhesive pearls that you can get from Happy Little Stampers but I coloured them with an alcohol marker.
If you are not sure what 'smooshing' is, please check out my video below because the first step I do to create panels for my butterflies is to use the smooshing technique. I used glossy cardstock in the tutorial but you can smoosh ink on just about anything!