Hi, is Vladka!
I love to work with Distress Inks, because it is so many possibility to use them and to play with them. So, I used three different colors today to create this card:
I will show you, how to create this background. Let's start!
White card base: 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches (cut 5 1/2 x 11 inches, fold in half)
Additional piece of white cardstock or watercolor paper (5 x 5 inches)
CottageCutz Dies: Listed Below
Distres markers: Peeled Paint, Rusty Hinge, Fossilized Amber
Other: paint brush, water, acrylic block, paper trimmer, Sizzix machine, Scor-buddy,
1. With Doodle Flower Set 1 and Set 2 dies, cut 2 Flowers out from white cardstock. With Leaves and Stems die and Leafy Flourish 2 cut leaves and leafy flourish out from white cardstock. Color the flowers with Fossilized amber Distress Ink and distress the edges with Rusty Hinge. With Peeled paint Distress Ink color all the leaves. I used sponge to do this. But you can also color it with paint brush, distress inks and water, like I did it here. Spray the water on it and let it dry:
2. With Butterfly Kayla die cut the butterfly out with white cardstock and gently colored it the same way as flowers and spray it with water.
3. Flowers and greenery is prepared. Time to do the background. Take additional piece of paper and color the middle part with all 3 Distress Inks: Peeled Paint, Rusty Hinge, Fossilized Amber as shown on the photo.
4. Now spray a water on it. It can be pretty much water, so that flows here and there. Leave it to dry or speed the drying process with heat gun.
5. Take biggest Square from Pierced Wide Square Frame Set (Basics) and cut it out from previous colored piece of paper to get one square and 2 square frames.
6. To get more intense colors on the smallest square, colored it again with the same Distress Inks as before and add some watter drops on it to get this interesting splotches.
7. Now, glue square and both square frames on the card base and glue also flowers, greenery and butterfly on it, as shown on the photo. I also cut out the Best Friends words with Best Friends Expressions die and added to the card.
You really need to try this, because Distress Inks and the water can do magic and using them together with CottageCutz dies is a fairytale. :)
Have fun and thank you!