Friday, May 23, 2008

Just Chickin In

I love this stamp set. I haven't used it in awhile though. I made the background using one of my favorite techniques. I believe it's called polished stone, here is how you do it.
Supplies: Glossy card stock, cotton balls, rubbing alcohol, different color re-inkers
Put a little rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball, then dab a drop of a couple of re-inker colors you like. I usually put them in a row, so I can get the line effect above. Turn the ball over and start streaking the paper. You can also dab the paper and get little dots all over as well. I usually cut the paper into squares when I'm done, but you could cut the paper ahead of time as well. It's really easy to do and you can get some fun colored backgrounds this way.

For this card I used Real Red and Yo Yo Yellow for the re-inkers. The orange was made from the overlapping of lines. It made me think of chickens for some reason, so I pulled out my Just Chickin Stamp set and made the card. I used some of my scrap ribbon for a little dimension and texture as well as some Dazzling Diamonds on the egg for a little shine.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

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