My parents moved to Arizona recently. I decided to make a card that I could leave with a little message. I was interested in trying a new technique my sister showed me that is like water coloring except with an acrylic block and distress ink. As it turned out, I ended up using brown as the secondary color even though my mother says, “Brown is not a color!”
I didn’t have an acrylic block to fit the background stamp, so I used the wood side of the stamp to make the background section. I covered the wood with the red distress ink (Tim Holtz/Ranger), then added little dabs of green. I sprayed the ink with a little water with a spritzer, then “stamped” the paper wood/ink side down. Pressing the stamp made the colors run together. I dried the paper with an embossing gun, and the dried portion looked like I had water colored it!
I stamped the same stamp, only the rubber side with brown. I also stamped a bird and “for you”. The stamps were all from Stampin’ Up. I layered with red and textured paper. A few different ribbons, corrugated brown paper, and a few gems and the front was complete.
Mom thought the card was lovely, even though it had a lot of brown!