I happened to see this video by Justine Hovey using the new Color Drops stamps from My Favorite Things to create backgrounds for 6 cards. I decided I must CASE her technique because I LOVED the way her cards turned out. Here is her video 6 Backgrounds 1 Stamp that was my inspiration.
Now Justine used Catherine Pooler inks on her cards and they looked great. As a matter of fact, they should be arriving at my house in the next couple days. But since I didn’t have them at the time, I used Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks. I started out with inks by Hero Arts, but I wasn’t happy with the immediate results. However, when I went back after they’d dried, I was much happier with the way they turned out. I will be sharing those later.
Here is my card.
CASEing Justine Hovey Card Recipe
The concept is simple, so why didn’t I think of it. Regardless, Justine thought of it and I CASEd it. Using Distress Oxide inks, I stamped 3 of the color drops in 3 different sizes, but overlapping. Spritzing with water gave the drops a distressed look. I matted the card in a dark purple and cut out the hello sentiment in the same dark purple using a die from My Favorite Things. Inked the edges in Wilted Violet Distress Oxide Ink and then accidentally smudged it. I figure it looks like it should be distressed. Doodlebug enamel dots in a matte finished seemed to go well with the Distress Oxide Ink which looks chalky to me. And there you have it. I have several more that I will be sharing over the next few days. And I can’t wait to get my hands on the Catherine Pooler inks as well as the new Distress Oxide ink colors. Woo hoo!
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