Happy Tuesday! Today’s card took an unexpected turn and I really had to use my ‘wings’ to wing it and make it something I could still share with you today! LOL
You see I was well on my way to finishing my fairly clean card design with a fun folded surprise for the SNS Challenge theme of the day ‘LIFT’, when I decided to finish things off with just a few splatters of white paint…
Do you see where this is going? (Check out the reel I shared on instagram yesterday!)
First, let me introduce the star of my card- this funky bee by Tim Holtz. I cut the body and wings from white glitter card stock and then colored the body with a bright yellow Copic marker. Once everything was assembled, I added Glossy Accents over the body as well for some extra shine! I paired it with a metallic sentiment from this sticker book (and you’ll see another sentiment later on as well!). I mounted him diagonally on a light Kraft square, the same color as my base card and inked the edges with Pumice Stone Distress Ink. I stamped a script background (by Impression Obsession) in the same ink on the card base.
The fun hidden ‘lift’ is under that square panel: a simple square of patterned paper folded to create a pop up element. I had every intention of sharing a simple tutorial of that but this card took a turn on me! Once I assembled everything, ribbon and all, I decided that a bit of bling and a few white paint splatters would be a perfect finishing touch.
I pulled out my white Dina Wakely Media Gloss Spray and removed the lid to splatter a touch of paint. And the next thing I knew that paint was in a puddle on my desk and all over my “finished” card! Yikes!
It was about half a bottle of paint, so after I cleaned up my card the best I could (putting paper towel inside it so it didn’t stick together) I searched for random pieces of paper to dip and drip in it… who knows, maybe some fab technique will come of it? LOL. Once I’d used up all I had time or energy to do, I added a few more spots on my card to try to balance it out and it almost looks like I meant to do it. Except I forgot about my folded bit and it totally stuck together and tore when I went to open it for a photo! C’est la Vie, right?
I kinda had to laugh at my choice of sentiments, after the fact… and here I am, taking a chance and sharing my mishap with you.
The card itself is warped from all the paint and I’m not sure there’s really a good way to flatten it out, but I’m gonna tuck it under something heavy for a while and maybe it can still be useful to brighten a creative, but messy, friend’s day! And if nothing else… I hope it makes you feel a bit better about your day! ha!
Inky (& painty!) hugs,