Friday, January 20, 2012

Distress Ink Watercolored Hummingbird



Hello TJ'ers! Happy weekend to all of you from me, Kathie McGuire.

The card I'm sharing today features the Distress Ink Watercolor technique from the 12/11 Technique Junkies newsletter. The navy blue background layer is pre-purchased flocked paper layered on top of gold and then red cardstock. I used my Janome Sew Mini sewing machine to zig zag some gold thread around the edges for interest.

The stamp images are from Michael Strong Stamps. I stamped the alphabet letters, cut them out, and attached them to the card with foam mounting tape. I added a few little gold gems on each of the letters. The hummingbird image is called Cloisonne Hummingbird. I stamped and heat embossed the image with gold embossing powder. This is where the Distress Ink came in! I love how easy it is to blend and coloring using the "secret" ingredient!

I hope you have a chance to dig out some supplies and get inky this weekend. And be sure to make time to try the Distress Ink Watercolor technique. It's great fun!

9 comments:

Diana said...

Great card - love the colors :)

nancy y said...

What a beautiful card, all the details really pop.

Vera Verleun said...

Great card Kathie, I love it.

KellyRae said...

Your butterfly is beautiful Kathie! That's one of my favorite Michael Strong techniques from many years ago. I've got strategic piles of magazines and catalogs just waiting to get embossed lol! Thanks for sharing your inspiration today.

Hetty said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS, Kathie!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wow- love the background and how it really makes the image pop! Beautiful!

Michele said...

wow i love this card. the colors pop and it is so dynamic. xo

Cathy Y said...

What a beautiful card, Kathie! The hummingbird is lovely. I guess I'm going to have to break down & buy a couple of those stamps.

Beth said...

Gorgeous Kathie and that Hummer just pops on that BG. Love it.