Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Let's celebrate, crafty style of course.

Good morning all, how are you today?
I'm being organised this week and typing this on Monday for Tuesday, get me!
LOL.  I am not normally that organised.  The weather today is dark and driech with the definite promise of rain, let's hope tomorrow is better.

Today's card is again inspired by the lovely team over at Papertrey ink.  You know when you see a new technique you haven't tried and you think, I must have a go at that?  Or is it just me?

I have finally got some decent flat watercolour card, yes, Elaine finally I have bought some Acquarello and what a difference.
For this card I used Tim Holtz distress ink Cracked Pistachio, Fossilized Amber, Mermaid Lagoon and Abandoned Coral.  I cut my celebrate die out of a scrap of card and stick it before die cutting and then placed it onto my card rubbing down to make sure it is secure.  I then added the ink and water and left to dry before stamping "It's time to" and adding a little bling before layering on black card.
If you follow the link above to The Papertrey ink site the lovely Lexi has a you tube video for you to follow.
I enjoyed trying this and love how the ink just finds it's own way of blending, I had to resist the urge to try and keep it within it's block, OCD are us! 
I then had to leave it till it was dry before removing the mask.
Now I've tried this my mind is buzzing with other ways I could use this idea, thanks to Lexi for the inspiration.

That's all from me today, I better go and get some housework done and then I have a couple of card orders to sort.  Enjoy your Tuesday and more from me tomorrow. 


cuilliesocks said...

Fabulous card Erika, love these new shades of DI, it all works so well, hugs Kate x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A lovely card, the colours are very bright and eye-catching, love it. I will have to go and look at that video next.

Lau W said...

Oh just love this card Erika !!

Carol said...

This looks fabulous Erika, looks a great technique. Carol x

Barb said...

I really like this card. It's very striking. Thanks for sharing how you made it. Yes - I'm itching to have a go. Barbxx