Happy Saturday! Today I wanted to pop in and share a really quick and easy card. For this card, I wanted to focus on a monochromatic look with just one little punch of color. I love using lots of color so I thought it would be fun to challenge myself to try something different.
The base of the card is a basic kraft cardstock card. Cut a piece of manila cardstock slightly smaller than the card front. Use an ink blending tool to lightly apply Pumice Stone Distress Ink to the manila card front. Keep the ink super light in the center and heavier toward the edges. Mist water onto your hand and flick it onto the card front to create spots in the blended ink. Use a heat tool to dry the card front and then stamped the script stamp from the Tim Holtz Mercantile stamp set using Pumice Stone Distress Ink. Add a blended edge using Black Soot Distress Ink.
Use an ink blending tool to apply a chevron pattern on piece of manila cardstock using Black Soot Distress ink and the Tim Holtz Chevron Layering Stencil. Cut out the center stripe from the stenciled piece to create a “bookmark” like strip. Add a Black Soot blended edge. Use a heat tool to dry the ink well.
Stamp the ink bottle image from the stamp set onto the bookmark using Black Soot Distress Ink. Sprinkle clear embossing powder onto the wet ink. Use a heat tool to melt the embossing powder. The addition of the embossing powder will make the Black Soot stamped image look darker than the same ink color on the background. Adhere the bookmark to the card front. If the strip is longer than the card front, trim it along the top edge or fold it over the top fold to the back of the card.
Stamp the label and sentiment from the Tim Holtz Simple Sayings stamp set were stamped onto an inked scrap piece of manila cardstock using Black Soot Distress Ink. (For this card, I stamped the sentiment on a scrap piece of manila that was left over from another project. The piece was colored with Broken China Distress Ink. It had speckles on it in Broken China and Vintage Photo Distress Ink using the Speckles Layering Stencil.) Cut the label out and adhere it to the lower edge of the card, tucking it under the edge of the bookmark. Brush the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink using an ink blending tool to color the bright edges of the cut cardstock.
Stamp the hand image onto a piece of manila cardstock using Black Soot Distress Ink. Color the paint brush with a Scattered Straw Distress Marker. Cut the image out. Brush the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink using an ink blending tool. Adhere it to the card front, overlapping it onto and behind the label.
So quick and easy! I love the fun punch of blue on the label sentiment. I think it really makes the sentiment jump out. What a great use of scraps too!