I had an idea to try something I had seen somewhere - probably a magazine. It is a one layer card, which I do make from time to time, but there was just something a little different in its design & use of inks;
I masked off a rectangular area just below the middle of the card & coloured the space with Distress Inks. I started with Mustard Seed, then Spiced Marigold & finally just a little Fired Brick. I then used water to take out some of the ink - starting with an eraser in the end of a pencil dipped in water & dotted about the area. The wet patch being dabbed with a piece of kitchen tissue to lift the ink. I then lightly spritzed the area with water as well & dabbed that off giving this speckled look.
With Versafine Black Onyx ink I stamped the leaf spray - which is part of a set from Clearly Besotted. I hadn't thought the positioning through enough & so didn't have anywhere really to stamp another spray. So I left it for a while & then decided on stamping the butterflies. The Happy Birthday stamp is one I have had most of my stamping life & is from a company called First Class Stamps (I don't think they are in business anymore).
I am definitely going to make more like this - but must think the design through a little more first. Lesson learnt.
Thank you for stopping by I hope you found it interesting.
Tomorrow I will show the second card that I made today & who knows I may even produce some more tomorrow. 'Bye for now.