My card today is a simple one with no layers at all…it might seem like an easy one and I would agree that it didn’t take much time but this was my third try….I ruined the first one because I didn’t have my heat gun ready to dry the smooshed ink quickly so the paper warped…and then on the second one all the ink from my fingers got on the white section of my card front which I wanted to leave nice and clean…well, they do say ‘third time’s a charm’ for a reason…..I was definitely inspired by Therese Calvrid ( Lost In Paper)
to create this card and I now know how much practice, patience and planning is needed to make even a simple card look nice..!!
I started with a top fold card base made from 110lb Neenah solar white cardstock….watercolour cardstock might have made my life a bit easy for this card, but I wanted to see how the heavyweight cardstock would react to the ink smooshing….
I have used Altenew inks(pink pearl,minty mint & sea breeze) on a piece of acetate and a water spray bottle to transfer the ink to the card front…I heat set the ink as soon as it was transferred to paper…I didn’t use too much water so the results were great on this particular paper…I did get a slight warping at the base,but I got rid of that by putting the card between 2 layers of clean copy paper and running it through my Cuttlebug…
I then placed my card inside my mini MISTI and positioned the flower and sentiment stamp the way I wanted…I stamped the images using Simon Says Stamp intense black ink and repeat stamped the images for a better and darker result..,to embellish my card I have used just three silver confetti sequins…
Thanks for visiting today…Hope you will have a lovely & blessed day ahead….Happy crafting…!!