This has easily become my favorite card! The swipes of colors make it look like an amazing sunset, or I suppose a sunrise.
The Enjoy Life stamp set has some great inspirational phrases and images make a simple yet perfect card.
Card Base: Basic Black card stock 8-1/2 x 5-1/2
Mat: Melon Mambo card stock 4-1/8 x 5-3/8
Card Front: (colorful piece) Shimmer White Card stock 5-1/4 x 4
Ink Refills: Petal Pink, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, and Blackberry Bliss
I put a couple of drops of ink in some empty embellishment containers I had laying around, one for each color. Then with my Aqua Painter, added a few drops of water and mixed it up. Working from Dark to Light, I swiped color back-n-forth with my brush. I worked from dark to light because when you mix up the color and water, or pick up more color with your Aqua Painter, your brush will have lots of color, right? Keep a paper towel near by to wipe off your brush when changing ink colors. You do not have to clean completely, just enough to remove majority of color.
Use your Heat Tool to help speed the drying process. Remember, heat both sides of the paper which will help with the curling.
Stamped images and works are done in Black Memento ink (I used a brand new pad....wow! That sure did stamp nice). If you have not replaced your Memento ink pad for a while, I highly recommend replacing it. I did not realize the quality difference between my old pad and the new one. But mine is heavily used.
What me to do a video for this card? Let me know!!!
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