Wow right! So easy and a lot of fun! It's a masculine card too! Let me show you how I did it:
Here are the supplies I use:
- Inks: Blushing Bride #131172. So Saffron #126957, Soft Sky #131181, Sahara Sand #126976, Pistachio Pudding #131177
- Stamp Set: Wetlands clear mount #126697 or wood mount #126695
- Accessories: Aqua Painter #103954, Distress Tool #127562 Hardware Clips #129964, Painters Tape, Labels Collection framelits #125598 and Big Shot Machine #113439.
1 piece of Very Vanilla card stock measuring 5 1/4 x 4
Take your painter tape and lightly blot it on your ink pad to pick up the ink. Sticky side down.
Put it on your very vanilla card stock to transfer the ink from the tape to your card stock.
Gently remove the tape from the card stock. Painter tape has a light adhesive that makes it easy to remove. The first color I used is So Saffron.
You can do one strip at a time or all at once. You can still see the ink through the tape so placement is easy. You can also reuse a strip of tape.
Yea! Isn't that cool? I love this. The order are So Saffron, Pistachio Pudding, Blushing Bride, Sahara Sand and Soft Sky. (notice how all of the colors are a double consonant? All Stampin Up colors are like that...... Just a 'Stampin Up', did you know?)
Now you need a Very Vanilla card stock 2 3/4 square and Sahara Sand card stock 3" square.
Next step is to distress both pieces with the distress tool and sponge the edges with Crumb Cake ink. This is a masculine card. Nothing says masculine more to me than distressed. (Ruff around the edges) Sorry guys. :-)
Stamp the duck onto the 2 3/4 square vanilla card stock using either Early Espresso or StazOn brown ink. Since we are going to work with water it is probably better to use the StazOn. However I was not that smart and used the Early Espresso. I did however use the heat gun to try and set it before the next step.
Next I stamped Birthday Greeting from this stamp set onto scrap Very Vanilla card stock. I used the smallest framelit from the Labels Collection and ran it through the big shot.
Now sponge the edges to give the distressed look.
Push the bottom of the ink pad when closed to get some ink on the lid. Use your Aqua Painter and scribble onto the duck. Pistachio Pudding, Sahara Sand and Soft Sky. No mistakes here just scribble away!
Add hardware clip. I used the arrow, but any of these are great.
Use stampin dimensionals and place your 3" distressed square onto your painter tape background. I did this crooked, it just seemed to work best.
Put some more stampin dimensionals on your duck and place straight with you background card stock.
Your finished card! Ta Da! This measured 5 1/2 x 4 1/4.
I had so much fun with this technique. Plus, as I said earlier I like using painters tape for fun instead of work! Please try this, I hope you have as much fun as I did.
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