Sending a Season of Blessings
Hello friends! Leanne here with you. For today’s card I’ve used many colors of Distress Oxide Ink to create some custom colored card stock along with the Bunch of Bouquets and the Layering Pumpkin Honey Cuts. I used an ink smooshing technique to color the card stock. This technique is a quick and easy way to add color to white Bristol Smooth card stock that results in a unique look and is great for adding interest to layered die cut images.
Since the theme of the card is fall, I picked out lots of warm toned Distress Oxide Inks. I used Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber, Carved Pumpkin, Gathered Twigs, Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint, and Seedless Preserves. This is how I add the color to white Bristol Smooth card stock: I tap the ink pad onto a craft mat a few times and I often use two or three colors together. I give the area a spritz or two of water. Then start I smooshing the card stock into the wet ink. Dry and repeat as many times as necessary until getting the desired look.
When the card stock is completely dry I begin die cutting. Each die cut piece has a different variation of color and when layered creates some wonderful texture. To enhance the look of each layer, I’ve lightly inked the edges with some brown ink and added highlight detail with a white gel pen.
To complete my fall scene, I used Tumbled Glass Distress ink and an ink blending tool to add color for the sky. I used Peeled Paint for the ground. I stamped the sentiment which is from the Acorn Sisters stamp set. I layered some plaid pattern paper in coordinating colors behind the scene panel and adhered to an A2 card base.
I hope you’ll give the ink smooshing technique a try. It really is fun and always results in such unique custom color blends. Until next time… happy inking!