In just a couple weeks we will be celebrating Easter… and spring is in the air (the green grass behind my card is my actual lawn!!!) so I wanted to ink up some stamps that had never been inked. Even though I love these Tim Holtz blueprints designs, I usually forget I have them until after Easter!
This year I decided to combine the bunny & egg images with seasonal chit chat stickers and some book pages that I prepared with white gesso… I also wanted to play some more with my Distress Oxide inks 💛
My card base is 5.5″ square, and I started with a stenciled background featuring Distress Oxide. I absolutely love how crisp & vibrant these inks are on kraft… especially after they are misted with water. Here’s a look of the background before I layered my stamped images over it. You can see little splatter marks if you look closely:
I added a bit extra over a doily mask in the top left corner afterwards to balance things out. As I mentioned, I stamped the images on gesso primed bookprint and it was interesting seeing how soft the Distress Oxide came across on it (applied with an inking tool).
With the egg, I also painted some blue shadow using water mixed with the Distress Oxide ink. I learned that you can lift/remove color with water as well by dabbing a rag over wet spots. Pretty cool technique I will try again! I splattered the same blue in the background as well, and added some raised sparkle details with Nuvo drops.
I inked around the bunny image, leaving him to be white chocolate 🙂 A few details finish off the card- a chiffon flower by Prima, a fun metal clip with some distress dyed Crinkle ribbon. Hope you like it!
Kraft cardstock (5.5″ square card)
Archival Ink, jet black
Distress Oxide Ink: Faded Jeans, Cracked Pistachio & Spiced Marmalade
Tim Holtz blueprints stamps
Nuvo Glitter drops: white blizzard (photos picked up the iridescent glitter as aqua!)
Tim Holtz Scribbles & Chevron stencils
Dyan Reavely modern script stencil