My plan for today was to make a quick card for this week's Less is More challenge, which is '3 shades of green'... for some reason my first card wasn't playing nicely and took me hours to finish, so I made a couple of quick ones after that - just so I didn't feel like I'd completely wasted the day!
For my first card I inked up a piece of ivory linen card, using 'scattered straw' and 'shabby shutters' distress inks, and 'bamboo' memento ink, then flicked drops of water on it from a paintbrush. The motorbike and sentiment are Stampin' Up and were both stamped in 'bamboo' memento. The scalloped border was cut with an MFT die and I added some scraps of card, a button and twine from my stash.
For my second card I've used one of my favourite techniques, it's so quick and easy and always looks different - even when you use the same stamps and ink. I just inked up a Hero Arts stamp with 'new sprout' memento, then dabbed on 'shabby shutters' distress ink and a touch of 'bamboo' memento, sprayed the stamp with water and then stamped a few times on the card blank. The sentiment is Stampin' Up and was stamped in 'bamboo' memento.
And then I made a similar card, using 'iced spruce' and 'evergreen bough' distress inks, spraying with water again. I matted the Stampin' Up sentiment onto a slightly paler shade of aqua/ green. I'm not sure if this one really turned out quite green enough!
Apologies if any of my post is nonsense... a couple of glasses of wine may have been consumed this evening and I might be ever so slightly tipsy... just a teeny bit of course!
PS. I haven't forgotten that it's Wednesday - I left the Waste Not Wednesdays link open for 2wks this time, as I knew it'd be a bit chaotic over the school hols - so if you'd like to play along this week please see this post :o)
PENNY BLACK SATURDAY CHALLENGE
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