All 3 cards were just STUNNING!! I had a lot of fun looking at the cards and seeing how each of them were just a little different than the next!
- Wendy started out by using a piece of Kromkote paper (which has a glossy finish on one side)
- She used this stencil by The Crafter's Workshop, Circle Explosion and Versafine inks Imperial Purple and Majestic Blue.
- Using daubers, Wendy transferred the ink to the paper using the stencil as the overlay.
- Then, Wendy embossed the ink she just stamped with Detail Clear embossing powder.
- Once the image is dry, Wendy used 2 colors of Distress Ink, Dusty Concord and Mermaid Lagoon. She applied some ink to her craft mat, spritzed with water, and did an ink transfer onto the paper again. (*This technique is shown step-by-step in the last Tuesday with Wendy blog post*)
- The results are astounding!! The dots come across as dark but the background remains soft! The tone-on-tone effect is just beautiful.
- Wendy finished off the card with a die-cut from Elizabeth Craft, Ready to Bloom
If you look closely at the card above, you will see that on the left side of the black ribbon, she used a piece of Kromkote paper
- On the piece of Kromkote paper, Wendy used the ink transfer technique (on the craft mat) with Distress inks Worn Lipstick and Abandoned Coral, as well as a Colorburst color, Lemon Yellow *
- THEN she used DIFFERENT ink for colorizing the base of the card, which was originally a light pink piece of paper.
- Wendy used the new Distress Oxide ink colors Worn Lipstick and Spiced Marmalade. Wendy applied the inks directly to the paper and spritzed the paper with water to activate the inks.
- Wendy mounted the colorized piece of Kromekote onto the front of the colorized card. The tone-on-tone effect here looks SO GREAT! She then stamped the Dotty Turnabout stamp over the entire surface using the 2 Distress Oxide ink colors.
- Using the texture stamps, also in the Dotty Turnabout Concord & 9th stamp set, Wendy stamped over the dots using Archival Black ink.
- She finished off the card with just a touch of black dotted ribbon, made by May Arts
HOW FUN IS THAT!!??!
- Using that same Dotty Turnabout stamp set, Wendy first created the background texture!! We loved how the textured circle matched up so perfectly with the texture already in the stamp!
- Wendy then used 3 colors of the Distress Oxide inks, Faded Jeans, Wilted Violet, and Peeled Paint and applied the ink directly to the black paper.
- She used a bit of textured ribbon by May Arts for behind the fish image.. just to add some interest.
- To colorize the fish image, Wendy used the same 3 Distress Oxide ink colors and applied them directly to the white paper the fish image had been stamped on. Wendy did a light spritz of water which gave the colors a soft watercolor effect.
- The colors match BEAUTIFULLY!! She popped the fish image up using pop dots