I felt inspired by Altenew\’s November Inspiration Challenge and those lovely pink flowers. I just received several Altenew Mega Alphabet dies plus Altenew\’s large thanks die and wanted to play with them. I was thinking thank you notes and personalized stationary.
I decided ink smooshing on the Mega \”T\” die would be interesting. I applied two shades of distress ink: Spun Sugar and Pickled Raspberry to a 6×6\” acrylic block and then sprayed with water. I put the spun sugar at the bottom and the pickled raspberry at the top because I wanted gradient color. I put the ink/water side onto watercolor paper, weighted it down with a book and let it sit for 5 minutes. When that was done, I took a piece of cardstock and sopped up the remaining color for my background panel. I wanted the same colors but in a more muted watercolor look. There is a bit of pinkish linen in the color swatch so I did the same smooshing technique with Antique Linen. After the watercolor paper was dry, I die cut the \”T\”. I also die cut the \”Thanks\” die cut from Elm Green textured paper that matched the color in the inspiration color swatch. I then die cut small flowers from the antique linen, and pink watercolor panels. The leaves were left over from a previous project and I thought they added to the layout.
I assembled the card by putting the second generation sopped up ink smooshed panel behind a die cut cover and then arranged the die-cut elements.
I always give my mom a packet of cards for Christmas and I think I am going to include this one.
I am pleased to be entering this card in Altenew\’s November Challenge.
I am so pleased that you stopped by!