Even if the Finnish summer has not shown it's best during the past two weeks, I'm truly enjoying my summer holiday. I can feel that my batteries are recharging and I'm bubbling of inspiration! Theme for July Mixed Media Card Challenge is just perfect for my current mood:
Over the past few days it has rained every day, but with the right mindset the bad weather will not spoil the day:
The backgrounds of these cards were first inked with Distress inks and the patterns were added with plain water: On the larger card I let water just drip down creating light vertical lines. Once dry I added more water on the bottom of the card, and splashed some drops on the upper part of the background.
On the smaller ATC card I first inked the background, and placed a stencil with vertical dot lines on the cardstock. I misted the stencil with water, pressed dry with a paper towel, and removed the stencil. Creating fun patterns on your project background could not be easier!
On the larger card I stamped and fussy cut the quote text, but for an ATC sized card the text was too big. I used the same lovely quote, but wrote it with tiny rub-on letters. I have bought the letter set from craft flea market and I love it! The set is years old, but the rub-ons still work well. Originally the set was needed for correcting machine writer typing errors- a little piece of history, isn't it!
On the ATC card I stamped the image with Archival ink. For the larger card I used black embossing powder that had a hint of sparkle in it.
The 'Sparkle' word on the larger card was heat embossed twice; first using black powder and then a second time with a hint of glitter powder.
The stamps are from Visible Image: 'Sparke In The Rain' and 'Smile Sparkle Shine'. Love them!
I hope our lovely sparkling theme will inspire you to play along! See all the challenge details here.
Despite of the rainy weather I wish you a sparkling day!