Over at Technique Time Tuesday, I saw Water Stamping... After lunch I decided to give it a go.
I started by using some distress ink and my application tool. Once it dried, I made up my water pad and wet the Leafy Vine stamp. I gave it a quick spritz of some gold Perfect Pearls and then stamped it onto the card. I made sure it had plenty of time to soak onto the paper. Once it dried ( with a bit of help from the heat gun.... too impatient to wait) I inked up the stamp with Bundled Sage ink and stamped again. To make my sentiment, I only inked up the words from a Large background stamp and stamped it directly onto my card. I added some embossed lines. I loosely followed the sketch over on Hero Arts for this month's challenge. The orange piece was made and treated the same, using another part of the background stamp and then punched out the Martha Stewart butterflies. I sponged some of the orange ink around the edge of the base card as well.
I am also entering this into the Background challenge over at Simon Says Stamp and Show
Now I've found this blog I'm going to go and have a good look at some of the different techniques.
Now I'm going to send you over to Die Cut Divas blog as today we have our Guest for April.... none other than..........................
Do pop over and get to know a bit more about this amazing lady.