Wishing upon a Star

After working on a great number of one-layered card, I wanted to try my hands on something different.

I wanted to try some Tim Holtz’s Distress Inks on watercolor paper. I watched a number of Youtube videos and what I learned was Distress Inks work best on watercolor paper instead of ordinary papers. So I am giving it a try.

I first started to ink some light Distress Ink colors like green and yellow, I got these mini ink pads that come in 4 a set. Part of my inking wasn’t very evenly done near to the middle of the card, so I used a border die to cut a frame of the watercolor paper. All 4 border of the card ended with a better blend. ( I will need to continue to master this technique to blend evenly throughout the whole card – that is my next goal).

With the border done, I wanted to make it like a window card or a shaker card, but I wasn’t confident in making a shaker card. So I did a window card and die cut the word “Wishing” from Simon Says Stamp. I did two layers of the die cut and paste them together for a little bit of dimension. One layer looked very “fragile” to me.

I found a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp What’s Brewing that will complete this die cut. I masked off part of the sentiment to only show “you the best” instead of “your’re the best”. I put everything together and added some foam tape around the rectangle border I made to raise the border.

I finish off the card with some stars ink in gold pigment ink and added a few sequins to make it pop.

I hope you like the card and let’s keep.intouched!


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