Hey Crafty Friends –
I picked up a couple of Lawn Fawn stamp sets while shopping at Inspiration Emporium the other day. I’ve been eyeing the images from this company for a while so I decided it was time to order them.
You want to know how I created the background? Well, I guess I can share that information. ;)
First I inked up one of the chevron stamps with VersaMark ink and stamped on watercolor paper (I just buy a pad of this paper from the local art supply store). I then heat embossed with Black embossing powder. I wanted a few more chevrons so I repeated the process a second time.
Next, I pulled out my set of Distress Markers (why don’t I use these more often?) and colored the image a bit. I did not completely fill in between the lines and I used the following Distress Markers to color the background: Scattered Straw, Dried Marigold, Worn Lipstick, Dusty Concord, Faded Jeans, Broken China Peeled Paint and Crushed Olive.
Here’s a pic:
Finally, I pulled out a waterbrush and used it to spread the colors around a bit. You can also use a regular paint brush and a bit of water. The embossing helps keep the water between the lines and from muddying the colors. Here is a pic of the completed background paper. Purrr-ty!
Here is a close-up of the watercolored background after I finished the card. I added some black twill ribbon, a pink button, Ice Blue Rhinestones, and some Honeydew baker’s twine. Oh, and stitching with my sewing machine. The designer paper is Sweet Day by Echo Park (one of my favorites!).
Thanks for stopping by! Hope you enjoyed the card.
Coupon Alert! If you are shopping at the Inspiration Emporium you can use coupon code fatcatstamper for 10% off your order. Throughout this post, I’ve linked to some supplies from the store that I used. :)
Stamps: Critters Ever After and Chevron Backdrops (Lawn Fawn).
Paper: Marshmallow (Bazzill Card Shoppe), Black (MFT), Choice Snow White (TE), watercolor, Sweet Day designer (Echo Park).
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and VersaMark (Tsukineko), Copic markers, Distress markers.
Accessories: black embossing powder, Glossy Accents and Clear Rock Candy Distress Stickles (Ranger), Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers), black twill ribbon (May Arts), baker’s twine (The Twinery), heavy duty white thread and sewing machine, foam dimensional tape, Ice Blue rhinestones (Kaiser Craft), pink button.