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!