Today we are releasing the 2nd set of cards from our Card Designer, Linda E. These cards along with the other projects are hanging up on the wall to the right of the door as soon as you walk into Scrapper's Playground. Please feel free to ask any of our Staff for information on the products that were used on these cards.
Cards by Linda E.
Paper: Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock (White)
Tim Holtz Distress Water Color Cardstock (White)
Stamp: Paper Smooches Flap Happy (Butterfly)
Paper Smooches Birthday Sampler (Sentiment)
Die: Paper Smooches Butterflies 3
Ink: VersaMark Ink
Tim Holtz Distress Markers (Picked Raspberry, Shabby Shutters)
Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares, Scor Tape
Misc: Clear Embossing Powder
When I saw the new Tim Holtz Distress Water Color Cardstock, I knew I wanted to try a resist technique. After trimming 1/2" inch off of each side, I started to line sentiment stamps up on the paper to create my background image. If you are using clear embossing powder like me, it is essential that your stamps are clean otherwise the white of your paper will not come through underneath the image. Once I was happy with the composition of my stamps, I transferred them to a clear acrylic block. I inked the stamps with Versamark Ink and stamped. Be sure to press firmly if you are using the textured side of the paper. (Note that you can use either side.) After sprinkling clear embossing powder on my image, I zapped it with my heat gun.
Next, I colored with the Distress Markers on a craft sheet and spritzed some water on top of the color. I also spritzed the Water Color Cardstock. With a paint brush, I started adding color to my image. I always love watching how the stamped image resists the ink! You can add as much or as little -- depending on the look you are going for. If you want bolder colors, don't mix any water into the color on your craft sheet. To finish the card, I matted the water color background onto a piece of pattern paper and adhered it to my card. Then, I die cut a butterfly (also from the water color cardstock) stamped the coordinating image with StazOn Ink, and used the same technique as above to add color to its wings. I adhered the butterfly to the card with foam tape for added dimension. I think the bright colors and fun background make this the perfect card for a teen girl.