I have a card for this week's Make it Monday #165: Artsy Watercolor Backgrounds. Watercoloring is so trendy now, and I really like how easy it is. I used some Ranger water color paper and Mum's the Word stamps in Berry Sorbet, Lavender Moon, Harvest Gold and Simply Chartreuse ink. I stamped my sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black after everything was dry. I am also entering this card at Less is More #172, where the theme is Flowers, and Simon Says Monday where the challenge is Botanical.
I have 4 cards using the color scheme at this week's ColourQ cQc #242. What--why 4 cards? Well, I wanted to play around with these colors first using Copic markers and then distress inks. I used my PTI Text Block Birthday die, and because I cannot bear to waste a die cut, each method ends up with two cards.
First up are my cards using Distress Inks. I used 4 colors and sponged them on a piece of white card stock, blending where the colors met. Then, I ran that piece through my Xyron machine, before cutting it with the Text Block Die. I also took a plain piece of white card stock, ran it through the Xyron machine and then cut it with the die.
The cards are made by adhering the die cut sentiment piece to a card base, and then filling in the bits from one die cut on to the card base with the other die cut.
I used a similar method for my cards using Copic markers. I used 4 markers and colored a piece of white card stock with them, overlapping the colors where they met. Then, I ran that piece through my Xyron machine, before cutting it with the Text Block Die. I also took a plain piece of white card stock, ran it through the Xyron machine and then cut it with the die.
It is very hard to tell the difference between the two sets of cards in these photos, but it is a little more obvious in person. The ones with distress inks have more blended flow between the colors. It was fun to play around with these colors, and now I have 4 birthday cards to add to my stash.
In this side by side comparison, you can see the Copic card on the left and the Distress ink card on the right. If you look closely, you can see how the colors are blended where they meet.
I am also entering these cards at Seize the Birthday--(no toppings--anything goes).
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