Hey there! I’m playing along with the Papertrey Ink February 2014 Blog Hop Challenge where the theme is spring! I pulled on some of the pretty colors in the inspiration pic – blue skies and purple crocuses – to make my first card.
The background is colored with Distress Inks – Shaded Lilac, Dusty Concord and Tumbled Glass – on watercolor paper and then spritzed with Shimmerz spray in pearl. It’s a very subtle but very pretty effect. Here’s a close up
I think the twine, twig, feathers and sentiment flag give this an almost dream catcher quality. The sentiments on both cards are from PTI’s Through the Trees. I made another card with exactly the same layout but in a more subdued tone. Unfortunately, I need sympathy cards this week because my aunt passed away. Instead of boring you all with another post to show the same card, I’ll just show it here. However, this does mean you’ll probably get another post with sympathy cards this week.
This background uses the emboss resist technique. The script stamp is clear embossed on watercolor paper and blended with more Distress inks – Fired Brick, Shabby Shutters and Vintage Photo.
The extra detail on this one is that the twig die cut is cut from wood veneer paper. I love that stuff. I don’t know why Michael’s only carried it for a millisecond and discontinued it. Lame.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have fun along the hop!