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Hello all!  Today I am posting two cards – both I did with watercolor.  For the first card, I used the technique that I described on Monday.  I just added more watercolor to the paper for the background. 11 (549x640)

The second card I made using distress ink pads and an acrylic block.  I took my acrylic block and smooshed it on the ink pad.  Then I used a spritzer full of water to spritz the block.  This will cause the ink to pool a bit on the block.  I pressed the block directly onto dry watercolor paper and used a paper towel to soak up any extra ink that I didn’t want on the paper.  I repeated this process with two more colors. 7 (569x640)

I have seen this technique used before but I kind of altered it a bit.  I used the whole block which left a distinct shape and I used dry watercolor paper.  Now, I couldn’t remember at the time whether I needed to have the paper a bit wet or not but once I put that block down, the decision was made.

Then I randomly flicked some ink onto the paper.  I stamped the sentiment in memento black once the paper was dry and then layered it up.

I will be entering one of these cards into the SugarPea Designs sketch challenge.  Ironically the Pals Paper Arts has the same sketch.  So I may enter the other card in that.  I guess that break didn't last too long!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Be sure to pop in tomorrow, it will be my last guest designer post with The Friday Mashup.

Don’t forget about the Retro Rubber challenge – Hey! Brad! – click HERE to link up your creation!

Supplies:  CS:  PTI kraft, SU! gumball green, early espresso, island indigo and watercolor paper.  Stamps:  SU! wetlands and another thank you.  Other:  distress inks.  SU! early espresso embossing powder.  PTI linen impression plate.  Memento black ink.  Pearls.


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