Retirement is grand. You actually get to create when you are not tired. It makes the process so much more fun. I also get to play along with challenges so I am a happy retired person.
Today's share is a picture of two cards (same design) but it shows how things can turn out a little bit different on each one when you are working with inks. I actually kinda CASEd this design from my friend Peggy Biggs - a wonderful card maker. As always, my cards always go down a different road.
I am entering the card in the monthly challenge - Mixed Media Card Challenge where the challenge is Butterfly and the option is Gold.
I am also entering it in the weekly challenge on the Wednesday Simon Says Stamp challenge where the challenge is to tie it up. I tied a bow on each card with twine.
I am still making thank you cards for my retirement gifts.
I first started out spraying ink on a piece of acetate and adding water and then squelching it onto my watercolor paper. I did this a couple times. You can see how differently that always happens when making a background. I then added the two pieces of tape on the card front. I did have a plan in my head for what to do, steps and colors. I stamped the little flowers randomly on the card front and then colored when with the ink. I did paint splatters in pink ink and black chalkboard paint. As you can see on the card on the right, I got some big splats. Oh well, I was not going to scrap the card front. Some additional texture was added with embossing paste. I wish now I had done a different shape rather than dots to mix it up a little.
The butterfly is a Martha Stewart punch. I punched it out of white card stock and covered it with VersaMark and gold embossing powder. The sentiment was also gold embossed on more squelched colored watercolor paper. (I use the smoother side when I plan to stamp on the paper) I matted the front on black. The butterfly and sentiment are pop dotted.
Thanks for stopping by today. My neighbor girls is coming to spend the day with me, I wonder what kind of trouble we can get into. She likes to play in my paper.