Ink - Spray - Smash! Ever heard of it? Well you will want to join the Just Us Girls challenge this week and participate in this fun technique. There is a tutorial on SCS that you can find HERE on how to do this but really - the name says it all! Maria is our hostess this week and she has given us our assignment... fun challenge Maria!
Here's a piece of my paper after I inked, sprayed and smashed but before I used it on my card. I used Lavender Moon, Aqua Mist and Sweet Blush reinkers for this background. I also sprayed with alcohol instead of water. (That's how I had learned the technique - don't honestly know if it makes a difference in the outcome? - If anyone can tell me please let me know)
SO I took a piece of this background and turned it into this card -->
I seem to be enjoying square cards lately. I used Aqua Mist CS for the main card and one of PTI's polkadot embossing dies BUT it's still not wide enough to do a 5" square so I used my scor-pal to score the left edges with straight lines - I rather like how it turned out. (Don't cha just love serendipity!?)
I also punched out a couple of MS butterflies from the same glossy BG paper I had made - a really pretty effect I think. Since this is for a friend going through some rough times I just wanted soft, feminine and pretty.
A closer look at these two sentiments from the JustRite HOPE Borders and Centers set. I combined TWO sentiments - one for the border and one for the center because I was focusing on the messages here.
I also inked up another piece of glossy CS in an entirely different color pallet - Always Artichoke, Bravo Burgundy and So Saffron for a more manly color scheme. Although I have not yet made the card here is how my BG turned out. Won't that make a fun masculine card?
Pop over and see what our Featured Designer, Debbie M created for us and also the projects from the rest of the team.
♥♥ Just Us Girls Design Team (minus a couple on vacation) ♥♥
Have a great weekend!
Hugs n Smiles,