Seven Hills Crafts is having their monthly challenge again and this month we have a fun sketch, which I took quite literally, but the Distress Pattern stamp set from My Favorite Things just came to mind and the card almost pulled itself together.
I know that Distress Inks are normally not used for stamping, but if you are not a huge fan of watercolor because you can’t control it,then stamping with Distress Inks is a great way to get a watercolor look and take the unpredictability of the medium out of the equation. All I did was ink up the stamp, apply a bit of water to the ink with my brush (you could huff, or use a mister as well) and then stamp it on watercolor card stock.
I repeated this for all the colors, and once I had finished stamping one row, I used my brush and activated the color and smoothed it out a bit. You don’t have to do that, but I felt it looked better that way. I die cut several hearts from the same watercolor card stock and glued them into the center of the large splats.
I colored the hearts with the same distress colors, let it dry, and then put a coat of glossy accents on top for some shimmer and shine. The panel itself was die cut to add a lovely border, and of course I had to add a sentiment, this one is from Paper Smooches.