If you've followed my blog for a while, you know that this is my favourite colour combo. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! :)
Last Saturday when I had my friends Susan and Christine over, I showed them how I've been saving my inky paper towels that I use for mopping up leftover ink after making a card. I hang them over the drawer front of a small cabinet to dry. I have them saved in colour families ... one for yellow, orange, pink ... and another for green and blue. Once they are dry, I reuse them to mop up even more ink, until they start leaving ink behind when cleaning up. That means they are full and ready to use to make backgrounds.
Here's a picture of how I have them drying ...
I used the top one for the background of today's card. The colours show more orange and pink, but there is yellow ink in there too. :)
I placed the dry paper towel over a piece of mixed media paper (works with regular card stock too - use less water, and watercolour paper), sprayed with lots of water and then pressed with my fingers to get a random design. The ink transfers through to the card stock and so does the design of the paper towel, which adds lots of visual texture.
If I want a more consistent design, I found pressing with an acrylic block on top ... or using a brayer works well. Click here to check out my earlier card using this same background technique.
Then I just added two die-cut flower sprigs in black, along with a white heat embossed sentiment on black banner. Super easy card to make.
I used snippets of black paper for my die-cuts and banner, so I'm heading over for some play time at the Snippets Playground. Di is away this week, so Parsnip is in charge. I'm sure there's lots of shenanigans going on there this week! :)
Stamps: A Little Sentimental (Clearly Besotted)
Paper: White card base (Neenah 110 lb.); Mixed Media card front (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink: Left over distress inks: squeezed lemonade, mustard seed, spiced marmalate, ripe persimmon, picked raspberry (Tim Holtz) ... or a combination of some or all of them
Accessories & Tools: Water mister, Flower Frolic die (Penny Black),
JUGS Challenge #352 - Coral, Yellow and Pink
Snippets Playground - Week 238