…As it’s be said (a few times), I’m not a fan of pink. However, certain scrap goodies are going to have pink stuff regardless. So I decided to finally put these pieces to good use with a card!
I used my black Tattered Angels spray mist on the kraft cardstock, then used a postage stamp and flying birds stamp (both from Tim Holtz, just two different stamp sets) with white acrylic paint to add more depth to the background. Then I bgan layering my other elements. I used glue dots to adhere the ribbon into a heart shape, and added some other pieces and stickers, washi tape, and buttons to complete the look. The typewriter, flowers, star, “my story” ticket and bird are all from a kit from January 2011! I also decided to mat the typewriter sticker on some patterned paper, and found a piece from my DCWV Once Upon a Time paper pack (purchase once upon a time 😉 then edged the typewriter with my white gel pen (that I’ve had for ages). I also used a K & Co. green patterned fabric scrap as “leaves” under one of my flowers (from a swatch pack I got a good 3 years ago!). I also used some paper scraps that worked for the color scheme.
I attempted a technique that didn’t work out as I thought. I stamped my pink and yellow dye ink cubes onto my craft mat and spritzed with water. My aim was to get a splotchy, two-color bleed onto my tag. Well…I may have sprayed too much water, so what color do red and yellow make? So yeah, my tag was tinged pink/orange/tiny hints of yellow. So I let it dry, and had planned to attach it to the card as is, but I had my gesso out, so I edged the tag with gesso. Turns out, I love it! I also used my green Sakura pen to edge the bird to help it stand out and tucked a small “nest” of green thread behind the bird as well (thread left over from my cross-stitch days, roughly two+ decades ago, and no I’m not THAT old :P).
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Enjoy and happy scrapping!