Don’t forget to enter the CAS Mixup Challenge for May! The challenge closes on May 24.
This month’s challenge is Baby Wipes, the crafter’s best friend.
For my reminder card, I chose to layer distress oxides on photo paper, and then wipe off the pigments with a baby wipe. I swiped my palette with various colors, sprayed them with a little water, swiped the photo paper through the inks and then glared impatiently waiting for them to dry in between layers. Once I was happy with the coverage, I used a baby wipe to clean off the photo paper and reveal the shiny bright colors underneath.
So that you too can never unsee it, the dark blue splotch looks like a little upside down yorkie terrier. You are welcome.
The white card front was cut using my scanncut and a cut file from the Silhouette store. (I love my scan n cut, but they could get so much more of my money if they had a store like the Sil store and not huge bundles of mostly ugly designs for horrifying prices.) I cut the front twice and glued it together for a little depth before layering it over the photo paper. I added a butterfly cut from the momenta butterfly confetti plate that I had wandering on my desk left over from an earlier project. I used my MISTI to stamp the sentiment to the left in Tuxedo Black. In retrospect, I should have started with the sentiment – I would have liked to have clear embossed it, but I was afraid I would bubble the photo paper. (I may or may not have melted several pieces of photo paper while experimenting.)
Then I took out my white gel pen and doodled all over the card front. I liked the result, but it was a bit too subtle, so I added black, and that wasn’t subtle enough, so I layered in some silver.
Stamp a quick envelope, and Hey Presto! into the the mail.
Stamp: Hampton Art SC0724 sentiment, Hampton Art SC0722 envelope
Paper: white cardstock 110 lb, photo paper
Inks: Distress Oxide Inks – Lucky Clover, Pine Needles, Blueprint Sketch, Salty Ocean, Twisted Citron; Memento Tuxedo Black
Dies & Cut Files: Garden Vine design file(Silhouette), Butterfly Confetti (Momenta)
Accessories & Tools: White & Silver gel pens, Micron pen, Brother Scanncut, BigKick, Multi Medium Matte glue (Ranger), MISTI