This card is for three Winterfest challenges at the Stamping Board on Two Peas (Hidden Potential, Background Check, Die Stamp Die). It is also for the Hero Arts February challenge (friendship theme). The first part of Anne's Hidden Potential challenge was to photograph a bunch of scraps and bits and pieces and then use at least one of them on a new card. I started out looking at the scrap pieces I had photographed:
Then I started thinking about my background stamps. I decided to use a whole bunch of Distress Ink watercoloured papers and stamp them with background stamps in a tone-on-tone fashion. I wipe off leftover Distress Ink on my craft sheet with scraps of watercolour paper (misting with water or water and Perfect Pearls first), so I have a lot of these little pieces. You can see some of the pieces of inky watercolour paper on the photo above, but not most of them (they were small, so I think they are hiding underneath the other papers).
Here's the card:
Twenty inch-sized squares were die-cut from the papers (and two pieces of watercoloured canvas). Then I stamped each square with a differentt background stamp. The sentiment is also from a big background stamp.
Thank you for stopping by!
Supplies: Hero Arts stamps: Newspaper Owl D5562, True Friends CG420, Newspaper Background S5601, Thank you definition CG268, Friend Definition CG 125, Old Letter Writing S4878, Cling Dots CG139; Painted People Background CG402, Zig Zag CG422, Dash Pattern CG326, Grid Pattern ST503, Alphabet Pattern ST501, Luscious Ledger CG302, Magical Background CG211, Flourish Background CG119, Graph Background S5435, Grid Pattern S5216, Antique Flower Background S5264, Dots and Flowers S5213, Envelope Pattern S5507, Designer Woodgrain S5208; Distress Ink: Walnut Stain, Tattered Rose, Victorian Velvet, Frayed Burlap, Dusty Concord, Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey, Broken China, Faded Jeans, Fired Brick, Peeled Paint, Evergreen Bough, Stormy Sky; Jenni Bowlin Spice Tin and Brown Sugar ink; watercolour paper, Derwent coloured pencils.