After my kids finished dyeing Easter eggs, I looked at the all the cups and thought --- what could I do with them. So, I thought about using them as misters, but I didn't have any spray bottles (note to self - get spray bottles). Then I thought about using them like a wash.
So, I grabbed a napkin, and then used the napkin to put the dye on cardstock. It came off as a watercolor type of technique and I really liked how it turned out. Here's some cards that I made using this technique.
I used the Knowledgeable Pixie stamp for the top card and the QKD Get Inked kit for the bottom card. If you are not on the list for the kit, then get on it!!! This is a fabulous kit!!
Tuesday, May 03, 2011
It's a distressing day here -- well, not the type of distress that makes us sad; this is the fun distressing of papers!!!
So, before we get to the good stuff, here are the details that you definitely want to know!
We challenge you to join along with our distressing challenge. So, here are the rules of Triple Tiara Tuesday:
- Each week 3 Royal Court Members will host a challenge on their blog.
- You start at the QKD blog and visit the 3 challenge hosts on their personal blogs. (Leave us some love and a link to your project so we can return the favor. *wink*)
- QKD will offer up a $25 stamp gift certificate for the players to compete for each month. So if people enter each week, they have 4 chances to win the monthly prize of $25.
- The contestants will post their link to their card on the Inlinkz widget on the QKD blog. (There will be 1 per month.)
Now, here's my card:
I used a fun new technique of inking my paper and then crumbled the paper before adding it to the card base. I wanted to create a look that mimicked the appearance of books stacked. Thanks for looking; now make sure you check out Wynneth's and Loretta's blogs to see their fabulous creations!
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