Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Craftin Desert Divas Throwback

Hello! I have a clean and simple card using a throwback stamp set - Ladybug Garden! It's one of my favorite older CDD stamp sets! So many super cute images! This card is also inspired by our May mood board! Check out the mood board photo below and click on the image to take you to our Facebook challenge page! There are prizes to be won and all you have to do is create a project using CDD products inspired by the mood board!

 May Mood Board Event Page

So let's start today's tutorial! It involves one of my favorite techniques - ink blending!

You could use any ink for this project, but I wanted the colors to show through each other and blend to create depth, so I chose Distress Ink in the colors Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, and Abandoned Coral!

This card relies heavily on masking - another favorite technique! My idea was to mask off parts of the card in rectangles and squares and build a whole background. I used some paper medical tape to mask off the first portion of my card in the shape of a square.

I started with Spun Sugar - my lightest color and filled in the large square and continued masking off different areas of my card and blending ink over the tape.

My second color was Worn Lipstick. You can see here that I tore my cardstock while I pulled off my tape. I got a little too rambunctious and peeled too quickly! You better believe I'm not scrapping this piece, though! I will find a way to cover it up!

I finished up my panel with a few areas of Abandoned Coral!

I stamped my sentiment from the Wishful Thoughts stamp set with black glitter embossing powder. Looking back, I wish I had used a plain black ink.

I positioned my image from the Ladybug Garden stamp set to cover up my torn cardstock. Originally I had planned to place my image more toward the center, but when things happen you just have to roll with it! I had my card ready to go...and at the last minute I decided to cut out my panel with a scallop rectangle from the Fancy Frames die set and pop it up on my card base! And that finishes my card! Thanks for joining me!

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