The first thing I’m going to do is stamp all the phrases with Versafne Onyx Black ink. I am putting clear embossing powder on top and heat embossing it. I want to keep the distress oxides from blurring or covering my black ink. The next step is getting out all the distress oxides I want to blend to make a rainbow effect. I only use one brush for each color family.
As you can see, my black ink is being covered with the distress oxides. All I need to do is take a dry paper towel and wipe the oxide off of my embossed sentiments. I’m also going to spritz a bit of water onto my rainbow.
Now, I’m going to use my paper trimmer to cut my sentiments into strips. I want a messy look, so I’m not concerned with them all being precisely the same width. After I cut them into strips, I cut off the extra cardstock at the end of each sentiment so that they’re all different lengths. All these sentiments will be used on both cards. So this only needs to happen one time.
On both cards, I’m going to flick black spots using Black Soot Distress Ink and a water brush.
For the A2 size, I’m stamping directly onto my card. For the #10, I’m stamping on black card stock and then using white embossing powder.
Now, I’m ready to use 3D foam adhesive strips to place my sentiments on the cards. The longer sentiments wouldn’t fit on my #10 card, so I used those all on my A2 card. I’m also making sure to use each color family on both cards. I place one sentiment in the center of the card first. Then, alternate between the top and the bottom to space them out somewhat equally. Again, I’m not worried about perfection, so I’m staggering them a little and not placing them perfectly straight. I am going to do this for both cards until all the sentiments are used!
And here’s what they look like when they’re finished!
Thanks for stopping by and reading my post! XOXO! Amanda