Inspired By a Favorite Sentiment
I have an all-time
favorite winter sentiment that is so old, I don't remember the stamp company. I've removed it from the original wood block and use it as a cling.
The next 3 cards all began with regular cardstock and Distress Oxides using the smoosh technique. As you know, regular cardstock doesn't behave as well with the smoosh technique because the colors don't swirl and blend as well as with watercolor paper. However, if you work quickly, I believe you'll be happy with the results!
Using a new bare tree die was the first step in designing the first card. I did use my dryer sheet trick while diecutting as the glitter paper was fairly thick. Good thing I did! Next, I found an old Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz stamp set and proceeded to stamp the background using a VersaMark inkpad. I had intended to just show the darkened images caused by the VersaMark, but I found my Perfect Pearls and decided to use them instead. Another happy design moment! If you forgot how to create this background, all you do is brush the Perfect Pearls over the VersaMark images and they will pop before your eyes! For a fun Perfect Pearls refresher, find a YouTube link HERE
by Justine Hovey. The sentiment is actually mounted behind a diecut circle that is slightly offset over the edge of the card.