Thursday, July 10, 2014

Masculine Ink Swipe

Here are my Father's Day cards from last month...better late than never.
 I used the Ink Swipe Technique for these cards. (Visit my Ink Swipe Medallion post for another example of the technique.) I used a couple of retired stamp sets, the Happy Father's Day sentiment is from the All Holidays stamp set, but I don't know the name of the background stamps...sorry! The only current stuff on these cards are the colors. They are the 2014-15 In-Colors: Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist. I printed the DSP paper from MDS, coloring a grid pattern Tangelo Twist.
These are all about the same with a few minor changes. On the second card above I inked my craft sheet, spritzed the sheet with water and then stamped, whereas with the other cards, I inked my craft sheet, but spritzed the stamp instead of the craft sheet and then stamped into the ink.
 Both are fun, but I preferred the cleaner look. These make great one-layer cards. I love the bold black sentiment against the bright inked colors. It makes a great contrast.
Thanks so much for visiting. I hope that you have a great day!

INK: Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Tangelo Twist, Memento Tuxedo Black
PAPER: 100 lb smooth watercolor paper, Whisper White, Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Tangelo Twist, MDS DSP paper
SS: All Holidays for sentiment (retired), background stamp unknown
BIG SHOT: Stars framelit
ACCESSORIES: Craft sheet, sequins, water spritzer, jewels-rhinestones


KellyRae said...

LOVE the bright colors and the mix of images you used on this card! (Isn't it freeing that you don't have to use current images?) Thanks for sharing :)

loyaz said...

Wow - what awesome cards. Love the layout and the bright colors. Thanks for sharing

Two Happy Stampers said...

Glad you liked the card, KellyRae...and yes, it is freeing to be able to use ANY stamp set I want. I have so many great stamps that are just waiting to be used again.

Two Happy Stampers said...

Thanks for visiting, Diane...and so glad that you liked the bright colors. They're outside of my go-to colors, but it's good to venture out periodically.

Karen D. said...

great cards...great look!