Same Technique - Two Inks

Inspired by a card I saw on Instagram designed by @mindyeggendesign.  I was captivated and inspired by the background colors of here Swirly Snowflakes with Embossing Glaze card.  I set about to build a similar background with the supplies I had and ended up creating two versions. 

I started with Distress inks and blended the colors to get my desired color effect.   I swapped the embossed snowflakes for stamped flakes.  Because of the water-reactive properties in Distress Inks, you can stamp images using just water!  I used a spray bottle with a fine mister and spritzed the background stamp and the end result was a soft watermark look.  From there I used some acrylic paint in both silver and white, that I think with a little water, to add some additional splatters.  To complete the first card, I mounted the panel on some glitter card stock before adhering it to a white card base.  The finishing touch was adding the Merry Christmas die cut from the same glitter card stock. 

Version two was created with Distress Oxides.  I followed many of the same steps as I did with the first card.  Background blended with the same colors and splattered with the same paint.  I ended up with a big water splotch on the card that had to be covered, so I opted for the stitched tag and a stamped sentiment in place of the die-cut words.  The paint splatters are more subtle on this version and the snowflakes almost seem to glow.  

Market Place:  Available at Smiling Moose, Delta Junction, AK

Inspiration:  Swirly Snowflakes with Embossing Glaze - Midy Eggen Design

Technique:  Ink Blending, Stamping with Water, Stamping, Die Cutting

Retired Products:  Clearly Besotted Merry Christmas, Hero Arts Joy to the World Stamp Set

Additional Supplies Used:  Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Essentials 1 Dies 

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