I love making cards but the problem with making them is that I can never just say “sorry, no time recently so I had to buy one”. I got so behind last year with my card making that by the time I got to Christmas it was a marathon to get any Christmas cards made not to mention the December birthdays. I made a promise to myself that I wouldn’t get myself into the same position this year. I am making all my cards early and will be totally prepared (yeah, right) this year.
Feeling fed up of the dull British weather I set about making some fun bright watercolour cards. I used Ranger Tim Holtz distress inkpads, watercolour paper, some stamps and white embossing. I die cut scalloped circles in the watercolour paper, stamped and embossed them and then the messy fun began. I squished the ink pads (salty ocean, peacock feathers, squeezed lemonade and festive berries) on my craft sheet, sprayed with water and pressed my embossed card facedown into the ink. I dabbed off some of the colour, dried the card with my heat gun and put down in the ink again until I was happy with the result. Really quite simple but I loved the process and the results.
My photo doesn’t show just how vivid the colours are but they are fresh and bright. I then decided that I didn’t want the scrap card to go to waste and figured they would make perfect shaker cards. Inks at the ready it got messy again………..
I’m pleased with the result. Not my usual style but so much fun!