Hello friends. Last week Jennifer McGuire had an amazing video on Ink Layering that I finally had a chance to try out yesterday. I love to learn new technique's, but I'm not always so good at following directions! Well, maybe it's not the following directions part so much as trying to be clever and add a little something extra in...sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't!! My first try didn't work!!
When you look at this card, it's not a bad card, but it doesn't show the ink layering that Jennifer taught in her video. Why?? Because I tried adding in an extra element...the background script. My second try came out much better:
Can you see the leaves in the background now? I definitely stamped the leaves in white on the first card too, but because of the script, and also the lighter color stripes I think, you couldn't see them. Leaving off the script background, and using brighter and bolder colors made the leaves pop out! I used the leaf stamp from PTI's Songbirds stamp set, and stamped them with Hero Arts Unicorn Pigment Ink. I used one of the stripes from my NBUS Plaid Builder (PTI) and stamped over the white leaves with Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, and Rich Razzleberry inks.
I'd like to insert here a very BIG THANK YOU to Darnell for having her NBUS challenges!! Without you Darnell, my pile of unused rubber would be growing out of control. I still have enough that I could probably fill one of your whole challenges all by myself, but I don't want to be greedy and take over. Just PLEASE keep having these challenges so I can get to some of this stuff!! :0) Like the Plaid Builders set that I HAD to have...can't even remember how long I've had it now and have yet to build a plaid background with it! But it did make amazing stripes, so it's all good! :0) And who knows, maybe someday it will actually get used to make a plaid background...miracles do happen ya know!! :0)
If you've got some time, grab a cup of joe or a diet Coke, and head on over to Darnell's blog and check out some of the amazing cards in the gallery...you won't be disappointed!!
Thanks so much for stopping by today...I love it when you do! :0)