Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Distress Inks + Wish you were here = Two Cards

Hello, hello! Kari back with you on this Tues. to share some fun watercolor with the new Lawn Fawn set Wish you were here along with the coordinating dies.

I fell in love with this set as soon as I saw it because I didn't have anything like it in my stamp collection.  I started off by working on the "die cut" version.  

I started off using a piece of Tim Holtz Watercolor paper ( love this stuff) and used 4 colors of Distress Ink - Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Mowed Lawn and Shabby Shutters.  I actually used an acrylic block and applied the colors to my block, and then stamped it down onto my watercolor paper.  Then, I used my spray bottle and got the colors moving - I used lots of water to get my colors to blend like they did.  Then, I used my heat gun to speed up the drying process ( because I am impatient ) and then I stamped my map image using Versa Fine Black Onyx Ink to stamp my map onto the watercolor paper.  I love this ink, because it works great for clear stamps.  Then, I die cut the map out using the coordinating die - and I just love how this die cut piece came out!  I, then die cut a piece of white card stock with the largest Simon Says Stamp Postage frame die, and then I used one of my embossing folders that allows you to stamp your sentiment without the dots getting in the way.  I don't use this folder enough!  I used the "You mean the world to me" sentiment on this card, and then I wanted to frame it out a bit with some black card stock - and then I adhered all of it to my white card base.  I used dimensional adhesive to pop up my map to make it stand out even more!  For a final touch, I added a red heart, and I applied some Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents - and viola!

For my second card...

I used the rest of the watercolor piece that I die cut from and used it as my main panel.  I took a piece of black card stock and stamped the map with versa mark, and heat embossed it with some Hero Arts white embossing powder.  I applied a lot of dimensional adhesive to the panel and popped it up onto my black piece, and then onto a white card base.  For this card I used the other sentiment in this set - " Wish you were here" and also heat embossed it with the same white embossing powder.  For the finishing touch on this card I added a single 4 mm Sparking Clear sequin.

I hope you enjoyed the two cards - I enjoyed making them!  Thanks for stopping by the blog today!  See you again soon!



  1. Love these Kari! The blue and green background makes me think of the earth and I love the chalkboard that pops out from it! Both are wonderful!

  2. AAAAwesome cards!! Love 'em both!! :)

  3. My favourite colour combo. Love the watercolour effect!


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