Goodly Morning! I have been playing with Distress Stains and Perfect Pearls Mists and am here to show you a card I have made... instead of my usual tags. I have made the card so it is tag sized (ish) and used loads of different elements on it to layer it up. I usually jiggle my photo's in PSP to sharpen up etc... but these haven't been adjusted... this is the actual real colour that I achieve... scorchio!!
Starting with a piece of cream cardstock, squidged Fired Brick and Wild Honey Distress Stains onto my non-stick craft sheet and dipped the card straight into the inks, twisting it as I went so I blended the colours together. I used a heat gun to dry the cardstock and then re-dipped it onto the remaining in to pick up little bobbles of colour. Next I went in with Forever Red & Sunflower Sparkle Perfect Pearls Mists, giving a generous spritz right across the card with both colours - again using the heat gun to dry it off. I wanted to decorate the background a little without taking away from the inky pattern I had achieve so I used Vermillion Archival Ink (in my opinion a MUST for any crafty stash and the colour on the website is more pink than it is in real life)) and stamped some a Stipple background and then a nice Calligraphic Mat #4 background too. I edged the whole piece of card with Black Soot Distress Ink to nicely "close in the edges".
The embellishments are made up of the Movers & Shapers Mini Butterflies - cut from card and coloured as the background, with little Idea-ology Spinners and Brads for bodies. The flower is made from bookpages cut using the Tattered Florals Alterations die - colouring the layers with Mustard Seed DI and Sunflower Sparkle PP Mist, Fired Brick DI and Forever Red PP Mist and finally, Spiced Marmalade and Copper PP Mist. I cut a Movers & Shapers Flourish and coloured with Peeled Paint Stains and Kiwi PP Mists. The sentiment is stamped onto a Movers & Shapers Heart, again cut and coloured as before... popped into an Idea-ology Memo Pin. The Seam Binding was stained with Distress Inks/Stains and I added a Mini Safety Pin with a couple of Idea-ology Baubles and a Tassell to dangle. Oh and the centre of the flower is an Idea-ology Fanciful Accoutrement , BTW, these are on special off ATM... spritzed with Copper PP Mist to colour it.
Well, that's all for me for the moment... ooh, while I think of it... the brand new Distress Stains are arriving at The Artistic Stamper by the 5th August... so if you would like to pre-order, HERE are the deets! Thanks for looking... have a fab weekend!! TTFN