I've been experimenting with distress inks and watercolor cardstock lately and have fallen in love with this color combination. I used some Ranger Twisted Citron, Wilted Violet and Mermaid Lagoon inks, sponging them randomly on some wc paper. After it was completely dry (overnight) I pulled out a retired background stamp from SU! called "stitched", spritzed it with water and stamped it onto the inked paper. The magic happens instantly, and you get the coolest backgrounds! I added a diagonal stitched die cut panel by Lil Inker in black, and heat-embossed a Hero Arts sentiment with white embossing powder. The base panel was cut with Lil Inker stitched rectangles and the final touch was to add some matching gemstones from Pizzazz Aplenty in colors of lavender, green and aqua.
I sponged another piece of wc paper with the same colors, and used the same background stamp with water, but for this one I added a die cut sentiment done with the back cover of a paper pad and an Elizabeth Craft designs die. I omitted the gemstones because I wanted that bold sentiment to take center stage.
I'll probably make more cards using this technique and different background stamps, but these really jump out at me! I think it's those vibrant colors! I may have to invest in more of those new Ranger distress ink colors :)
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