Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Pretty in Pink

I love playing with my Distress inks....I love making bkg. and playing with simple techniques.  That is what this card incorporate; simple stamping with water.  You don't need a lot of supplies to create this effect.
Here is what I did. 
I began by masking an area on my cardstock then sponged shades of pink Distress inks onto my paper.  Next, using the bkg stamp from Penny Black called  Circular Design, I sprayed it with water and stamped it onto the inked area.  Since Distress inks are water based, you can see how it leaves a pale impression where the water removes the ink  .When dry, I stamped the Dreamy flowers with black Memento black, then embossed with clear.  Isn't that sentiment just wonderful!  I stamped the sentiment called The Best Day the same way as above.  I am including this in the challenge at Moxie Fab....Create Your Own Background Paper.

Supplies:  stamps; Penny Black/ Memento bl/ Distress ink/ pop dots/ mix and match paper PB

11 comments:

Susie said...

Gorgeous. I'm going to try this technique. Thanks for sharing.

Ardyth said...

Beautiful - love the subtlety of the background and those swoopy flowers!

Hannelie said...

I love it... so beautiful!

Sue McRae said...

Gorgeous background!

Ravengirl said...

Wow, this turned out really awesome!

Sue said...

What a beautiful card!

Dr. J said...

Stunning as always Karen. You can make so-called simple techniques just shine!

Audrey Ann said...

Karen - this is so beautiful and the sentiment is just precious. What an uplifting message from you first thing in the morning (at least for me :)!!!
Blessings,
Audrey

Janine said...

I love everything about this and I am going to give this technique a try.

Cath said...

Hey Karen! Thanks for linking this up to the Make Your Own Background Paper Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

DJreflections said...

Would you explain how you did your masking?