It was my best friend’s birthday the other week and this is the card I sent her. She likes owls, I like puns…
I LOVE Art Impressions stamps but this is only the second one I’ve bought so far. I started by stamping and colouring him with Copics, then fussy-cutting him and adding clear Wink of Stella to the green bits on his party hat.
I set him to one side and started working on the background. This is the Distress Ink ‘smooshing’ technique that I’ve fallen in love with.
You stamp your ink on to an acrylic block and spray with a water mister (I use the Ranger mini one). Then get some acetate and dab it over the ink. You can squash it down so that a lot of ink goes on or just dab it for splatters here and there.
Then you ‘smoosh’ it over the card! This particular background was done with Peacock Feathers and Broken China colours of Distress Ink.
I die-cut a circle out of this background to make a window for the owl to peek through. I then stuck a bit of white card behind him as I didn’t want the patterned paper to show through. I then layered this on top of my patterned paper that you can see peeking out at the sides.
Finally I stamped and heat-embossed my sentiment.
Whoots! I’m off to Rhodes today so will be quiet for a week. Everyone (in the UK, that is) enjoy your bank holiday!
White card and patterned card – hobbycraft.co.uk
Copic markers, Wink of Stella & Distress Inks – amazon.co.uk
Whoots owl stamp – http://www.artimpressions.com/