I could not stop looking at this card after I made it. I started with a piece of kraft cardstock, my Misti, and a mandala from the kit Let it Go. I love this image so much. I need all the kits in my life that have these shapes. Bohemian Backgrounds and Love What's Meant to Be would also be amazing with this technique.
Here's how to do it. Place your stamp where you want it on the card, and pick it up with your MISTI or stamp platform. Then, starting at the inside, use Distress Oxide in twisted citron and ink up the middle. Spritz with water that first color and stamp. Then, wipe it off, and do a ring of the next color, Peacock Feathers, spritz and stamp. Wipe and repeat the process with two more colors, Seedless Preserves and Picked Raspberry. Spritzing the oxides with water give it that milky effect on the kraft paper. I love how using the MISTI my image stays perfectly in place so I don't have to worry about continually lining things up.
Once the oxides dried, I found the perfect sentiment to go with my simple card. "The littlest things in life is where we find real, true joy." How true, how true. I feel it when I get a hug from a person I love, when I get a piece of happy mail, when I smell dinner cooking when I get home, or even fresh sheets on my bed. The sentiment is from the kit Find your Zen. Double mat with white and black and stick on a coordinating card base. Instant love.
Another feature of the SMAK sets is the distress style stamps. The vintage style women were what initially attracted me to the membership. I love them. They are just the slightest bit spooky. The newest kit has probably the creepiest gal yet. My goal is to haunt your dreams with this eerie character. She is from the newest SMAK called Normal is Boring.
What a creep. Am I right? I just watercolored her, but something about the angle of her neck and the way her eyes follow me around the room gives me a delightful case of the heebie-jeebies.
I hope you enjoyed my week. Comment below with your favorite project, kit you just have to have, or a technique you can't wait to try. Two people who comment on my blog will receive 25 red rubber stamps courtesy of Unity Stamp Company! What a prize. Love you all so much. Muah.