Today I'm playing along with two challenges over at Splitcoaststampers - Monday's Technique Lovers Challenge and Tuesdays Color Challenge.
Karen Dunbrook hosted the Technique challenge and she gave us instructions for swiping ink over a cardstock panel with an old credit/gift card. And the colors for the Color Challenge are sugarplum, wasabi, daffodil (or something similar!)
I had enough ink spread on my craft mat to make two cards (always a plus!)
They are basically the same - with different designs on the backgrounds as you can never make the same swipe twice (!) and different die cuts.
For the backgrounds, I rubbed 3 Ranger Distress Oxide Inks onto my craft mat - Peeled Paint, Worn Lipstick and Fossilized Amber. I spritzed them with a little water. Then I dipped just the edge of the used gift card into one of the inks - then dragged it across the panel of white card. I continued this process with each color, changing the direction of the swipe now and then (you can make a great plaid with this technique!) until I liked the look.
Here's the 2nd card with a slightly different background design and the die cuts are Dandelion Fluff also from Elizabeth Craft Designs. The sentiment is from an older Papertrey Ink set - Out on a Limb sentiments.
I'm making cards for a group at my church that sends 'thinking of you' cards to elderly members who cannot get out to church - so I think these will be very nice for that purpose!
I'm also linking my cards to:
Stamps: Out on a Limb Sentiments - Papertrey Ink
Paper: white, Simply Chartreuse - PTI
Ink: True Black- PTI, Ranger Distress Oxides Peeled Paint, Worn Lipstick, Fossilized Amber
Accessories: expired gift card, Dies - Dandelion Fluff, Leafy Branch 2, Leafy Branch 5 - Elizabeth Craft Designs, foam tape, rhinestones - Kaiser Craft