There are two “tricks” to achieve a great blended effect with Distress Inks:
- You must use the right paper. I can never get this to work with Neenah card stock, nor my cheap but beloved Copic Paper. It works well on Simon Says Stamp heavy card stock and it also works well on watercolor paper, obviously.
- You need to understand the color wheel. If you don’t understand which colors are adjacent or opposite on the color wheel, you might end up with very unpleasant colors!
I wanted to keep the card very simple, but have a CAS effect despite the colorful distressed background. Using my T-Ruler and masking tape, I created a faux frame which gives me the white space necessary for that effect. In hindsight, I could have even left the moon and stars off the card, and it would have been even better, but I still like the finished project.
I also had to use some of the new Pewter sequins by Pretty Pink Posh, and I’m also using their Camping Friends stamp set. The Pewter is the perfect color to create the effect of stars or sparks – it’s not sparkly like the silver, but nicely muted. Love it!
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