Welcome to Day 4 of Sweet Peeks from SugarPea Designs! I think this one may be my favorite! I have TWO cards to share today plus a video!
Both cards use the same technique, just different colors. Using a craft mat, I smoosh some distress inks and spritz with water. Then take a piece of Canson watercolor paper (smooth side) and smoosh it into my ink. I personally do one color at a time and dry in between with a heat tool. This usually helps minimize my colors mixing into mud.
I really lucked out on this first card that I was able to use Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet and Twisted Citron Distress Inks. When I tried to recreate it for a video, my Twisted Citron and Wilted Violet made mud. That led to my second card which you’ll see below.
Once my background was how I liked it, I used a Misti stamping tool to stamp the feathers randomly on my card. I also went ahead and stamped a sentiment while I had my ink out.
For each card, I added just a dab of copic coloring. I tried to pick some colors that were a shade darker then what was on my card. I started from the middle and just added flicks of color. I also came back in with some cool greys to really add some shadow to the middle of the feathers.
Here is the second card I created where I used Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet and Picked Raspberry Distress Ink. I think I actually like this one better because I added more ink then the first one.
Once the inks were dry, I added a Nuvo Shimmer pen to my feathers to give them a little sparkle. It’s hard to see in the pictures and on camera but it’s beautiful!
For a little more interest and sparkle, I added some gorgeous jewels from Pretty Pink Posh.
For the copic coloring I mentioned earlier, it really varies depending on what color of Distress Ink you use. Here are the colors I chose to you.
You can view my process down below or HERE on my Youtube channel.
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Love your dreamy cards! The colors you chose and the way the ink moved on your paper… perfect with the falling feathers!
Beautiful, unique card. Gorgeous background.
Wow! Love your stunning cards!!! Beautiful colors!!!
Terrific backgrounds, Mindy. I love the way the colors pop through on the leaves.
Both cards are lovely!
This is SOOOO GORGEOUS! I need to learn to use distress inks!
Leaving a white space is such a good idea. It looks wonderful..
Pretty background for the feathers! Lovely card!
Very pretty. Love the colorful background.
Have a wonderful day,
Polka Dot Orchard
Really beautiful and dreamy! Love the colourful backgrounds.
Oh my goodness !!! This is such a fantastic pair of cards !! The feathers are very delicate and your backgrounds are simply stunning !
Lovely cards. Love the ethereal feel and organic movement of the watercolor.