I've been playing with my Tim Holtz Distress Inks again LOL. I had so much fun making the cards in my Blog Post "Distress Ink Watercoloring, that I just had to do it again! Although only one card is done with the watercoloring technique this time. I decided to use very bright colours rather than the traditional Christmas colours!
I heat embossed my snowflakes from the SSS "Frozen Fractals" stamp set in random patterns with white and silver embossing powder. Each card has some enamel dots added for a fun look.
On this card I used the watercolour technique from Jennifer McGuire's video that originally inspired me! All you do is sort of smoosh the ink pads directly onto your paper and then spray it liberally with water. You have to then be patient and let it dry which takes quite a while but then you get the beautiful water-colour look. I added the SSS "Joyful" die cut in silver and backed it with blue paper onto my card. Then I stamped a sentiment from the SSS "Tiny Words Christmas" set and tucked it under the J.
Distress Ink used: Salty Ocean, Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers
I think this is my favourite of the 3. I think it's the glitter paper that I used on the card base that just is so rich, I love it! On this card I stamped the snowflakes more into a border and used traditional ink blending techniques. Then I fussy cut along one side of the stamped image and popped it tip with foam tape on my card for a dimensional look. The "Christmas " die is from my stash and I'm not sure who makes it.
Distress Ink Used: Dusty Concord, Wilted violet
This gorgeous pink card started by stamping the snowflakes in a random order and heat embossing in white powder. Then I just ink blended the traditional way and added lots of glittery enamel dots for a finished look. The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn's "Winter Big Scripty Words" stamp set and I cut it out with the matching die set! I stamped the sentiment with clear embossing ink and then heat embossed it with silver ink.
Distress Ink Used: Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry.
Sometimes it's just fun to make some cards without having to stamp and colour an image!