I decided that it might be fun to sign up for the online card class called stretch your stamps. Yesterday was the first day and it was awesome. It was on background stamps. I learned a few new techniques that I decided to test out. Here is what I came up with.
For this card I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink in the colors picked raspberry, festive berries, and salty ocean. I added the color to a craft sheet with the colors next to each other. Then I took the stamp which I got at Michaels and used the colors and my own stamp pad. Then I added a little water to the stamp to get the colors to blend a little and stamped in on some watercolor paper. I then cut it into strips and edged each strip with salty ocean. I glued them to a card base. I added some thickers for the sentiment and cut out some butterflies with my Martha Stewart punch. I colored the butterflies with salty ocean and glued them to the card. I really like how it turned out. I also made the following cards.
Let me know what you think. Thanks for looking.