Sometimes when you think something is going to be simple it turns int to a giant effort of trial an error,so it went with my card today. I came home from Jury duty and thought I'll whip out a nice simple card for the The Kraft Journal Blog Challenge. This weeks Challenge is "Earth Day". I had tons of ideas dancing around in my my while I was sitting in the Jury pool.
Well, it really became an ordeal of trial (no pun intended) and error!
I had the idea to start with this cool packing But since it was so thick I thought maybe I should score the back to help decrease the height
I used my speedball press, these large wood blocks are a little hard for me to handle, using the press relieves all hand stress and helps me get a great image.
I used a Memento's black pigment ink, I knew the paper would really suck up the ink.
It was an epic fail!
So I went back to a regular flat paper, Trying several types:
This time I used my go to ink - Rangers' Archival
I decided on Neenah's desert storm, it is super smooth and lovely to stamp on
It worked great, just a little operator error....
Using the press, I got a good image
I used the incomplete image to test color and mediums with
First try was versa mark ink and pearl powders, the pad was a little to dry so I put a couple of dots of glycerin on my craft mat and painted the flowers with it. Then I added the pearl powders.
It came out pretty awful, if I had a stamp positioner, I could have stamped back over it and I think that might have looked very nice. this photo looks much better than real life!
Next I got out my H2O's ( why did I think I needed to add color?)
With effort and a micro pen I was able to color and add details.
My Finished card:
I like it, only problem my craft room looks like a bomb went off in it!!
Next time I won't color!!
Thanks for taking the time to stop by, I hope you go over the the Kraft Journal Blog and join the challenge!
I'm also entering this card in