I am back with another card using Create a Smile products for the Challenge of this month.
I must say when I first read the theme I was very disappointed because I honestly don’t like this color. But hey I wasn’t about to let it stop me, all the more so that my favourite Distress Ink color is Peacock Feather (yeah it’s blue, go figure… ^^).
It so happens that I had a baby boy card to make so I thought I would make it blue for the challenge ! Ordinarily I prefer not to systematically choose blue for boys and pink for girls but a girl can make exceptions… 😉
So let’s dive in : I wanted to create a vibrant blue background using my distress inks and I chose the ink blending method. The colors of Distress inks are Peacock Feathers, Mermaid lagoon and Faded Jeans. Once this was done I thought it was a little too vibrant so to soften it a little I used the ‘bleach technique’ except I only used water. I took the Bokeh Dots stamp set from Ellen Hutson and instead of using ink I spritzed a little water on my stamps and then stamped them directly on the background. I waited 4-5 seconds before lifting up my stamps to let the water move the Distress ink. The result is not precise but that’s not what I wanted because I then took a Uniball Signo Glitter Silver pen and traced roughly the circles and added spirals. Like I said I don’t like blue BUT the combination of blue and silver I find is soooo beautiful and classy ! I love the result !
I finished my card by adding a funny Create a Smile critter from the « Big Time » stamp set that I colored using Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers with a little speech bubble with a heart from the « Perfect Tune Stamp set ». I used some light Vellum paper underneath to make the critter pop more from the otherwise very distracting background.
Finally I stamped my greeting from the « Big Time » set using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.
I really like this card. I mean if you absolutely HAVE TO use blue, might as weel use it for real right ?! 😉
I hope you like the card and don’t hesitate to go check the Challenge page on the Create a Smile Blog.