What did I tell you in my last post? I am now addicted to watercolor backgrounds. I am determined to perfect it, so I really wasn't exaggerating. I have made LOTS of cards that are just waiting to be photographed and blogged.
I don't typically watch craft videos, but I fell into a YouTube worm hole last week. I found out that one of my favorite cardmakers has HILARIOUS informative videos and I think I watched all of them. I also determined that I may never make another video because I know that none of my videos will ever be half as entertaining as hers. After watching video after video, I tried out the ink smooshing technique to create the watercolor backgrounds. It is so easy, and I still can't believe that I missed this trend. Oh well...the nice thing about not having any design team deadlines is that I can sort of work at my own pace...the bad thing is that I am so out of the craft trend loop.
Here's another attempt at ink smooshing. For both of these cards I used my Tim Holtz Distress Inks. I've already bought a few more colors, and need to reorganize my ink drawer. If you saw my recent craft room tour post, you know that I have tried to be more careful about what crafting items I purchase. Here is my attempt to justify the recent purchase of additional distress inks...they are so versatile. I can watercolor and use them to ink blend. They are a great price point and I love that they come in smaller sizes, so they don't take up a ton of space. There...justified.
- Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Kit #1 Kit #2 and Kit #4
- Penny Black - Party Time
- Lawn Fawn - Party Animals
- The Twinery - Stone Baker's Twine
- Paper Smooches - Sentiment Sampler
- Sakura Gelly Roll Pen - White
- Zig Wink of Stella Pen - Clear