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CCCC # 33

There was lots of lazing around and a reasonable amount of scrapping done on the weekend and, in between that and the eating Lorraine managed to show us a few techniques she picked up from the Tim Holtz workshop. I was playing around with some of those and created this card:

I started with a piece of plain white cardstock cut down to fit on my card. Now, mine was kind of squarish but, when I make another of these, I will do a full rectangular shape. I used the winter collection of Distress Inks comprising of Festive Berries, Iced Spruce and Evergreen Bough. Using a blending tool which was slightly angled up to avoid lines on the page (a most useful tip to know) I dragged the three inks onto the cardstock in a random way.

The next step is to wet your fingertips and flick water onto the card. I just love the effect of the watermarks. You can allow it to air dry or you can blast it with your heat gun to speed up the process.

I then got out one of my new masks (did I mention I did some shopping at the retreat?) and reinked parts of the cardstock with the same colours as before. This creates more intense colours in patches.

Repeat the water flicking step and then ink the edges with one of the colours.

I then matted the image onto black card and found some twine that would match.

I then created a second mat which I inked in Festive Berries.

It was about now that I decided I should have done the original piece as a rectangle rather than a square.

So I created an additional little rectangle to fill in that great big blank space, stamped a sentiment on it, wrapped some string around and stuck everything down and one more Christmas card is done.

I hope you enjoy this one…


    • Marion on October 3, 2012 at 9:22 am

    Love this. I must haveanother go at this technique.

    • Jude on October 4, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    Gorgeous! I hadn’t thought to use the inking on a Chrissy card. Have you tried sprinkling salt on the wet card. Don’t know why I didn’t think of that while we were away.
    I’ve gone back through my Project Life album and added loads more embellishments, I was all inspired when I got home.
    J x

    • Chookie on October 4, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    Glad we inspired you Jude. Will have to try the salt – have seen it done but haven’t tried it.

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