Sunday, 24 June 2012
Which Way To The Beach ?
I've got another couple of batch-make cards to share with you today. I do love this technique using a Distress Ink pad. Quick and easy to do if you need cards in a hurry or have to make a large number of cards.
For this batch of Clean and Simple (CAS) cards I've used Tumbled Glass Distress Ink, applying the ink pad direct to the base card using gentle pressure. I then overstamped the inked square using an image from a set of Inkadinkado stamps with black Memento ink. The sentiment is by Hero Arts and I lined it up so that it gives the impression of a wave rolling gently on to the beach close to the grasses and sand on the main stamped image. The tiny butterfly was from the same set of Inkadinkado stamps.
This batch of cards also features the DI inkpad 'direct to paper' technique and another set of stamps by Inkadinkado.
I've used one of the new limited edition Distress Ink colours this time. Peacock Feathers is a lovely rich turquoise and for this technique the more patchy and uneven the stamped square is the better.
Again I've overstamped the DI square using black Memento ink and a fish image from the stamp set. It isn't showing up on the photograph, but I added touches of Stardust Stickles on the fish scales and the air bubbles so they have a subtle sparkle.
The sentiment I've used is from a set of stamps by Stampendous and could be appropriate for many occasions.
Using good quality deckle edge C6 cards with the CAS style of design creates an elegant card, whatever the image you choose to design with.