Hi crafty friends! Today I’m getting spicy with an older stamp set by Flourishes and some dies by Pretty Pink Posh. I have a lot of foodies among my friends and it’s fun to use some images other than critters or flowers for a change 😉
As you can see, I combined Copic markers and distress inks on this card. No need to really do that, but I was using left-over scraps of paper and it happened to be copic friendly. I did very easy blending, nothing fancy, just the basic going from dark to light to add some interest to the leaves. I did color the frame of the Decorative Tag 1 with my Copic marker to make it match the colors used for the basil plant.
I left the rest of the tag shape white to contrast against the card base. I found an easy way to create “watercolor-like” background effects: I simply use my Distress inks and a mini blending tool to smoosh on some ink, then spray it with my mini mister to activate the color and make it run. That makes it look as if I created the background with a brush and “real” watercolors. Mix in some Perfect Pearls into the water to add a shimmery effect.
After the background had dried, I added a few drops of clear water, waited half a minute, and then dabbed them off. That gives you that wonderful texture on the background. I enhanced it even more by adding some gold patterns die cut with the Twine & Bows die by Pretty Pink Posh, some sequins, and of course some dots from my Stardust gel pen.
Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you got inspired!
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