I started by spritzing my watercolor paper with water and then adding the colors letting them run together. If you let the paper dry in between colors they will stay separate, but I wanted mine to blend more.
For my first card, I thought the colors would make a good sunset, so I combined two Waltzingmouse sets: Way Out West and Back in the Saddle
They're stamped with Onyx Black Versafine
Using the same distressed watercolor paper, I gave my second card an entirely different look. I just used some stencils, dies and debossing folders. No stamps on this one. The gears were diecut out of adhesive backed metal. I added a bit of Black Stazon to give them some dimension. The sentiment was made using a Shadow Press Debossing folder by Tim Holtz (Sizzix). I just sanded it a bit after running it through my die-cutting machine.
The rest is pretty explanatory. I have the entire supply list at the bottom.
But, before you leave, you should head on over to Waltzingmouse Stamps!! Claire is having a 40% off Retiring sets sale. And there are only a few left.
Thank you so much for dropping by. I hope I've inspired you to try some Distress Stains. They are super fun! And Waltzingmouse Stamps has just the variety of images to make each card unique.
Paper: Watercolor, Kraft, White and Black (PTI)
Ink: Onyx Black (Versafine), Black Soot (Ranger Distress)
Accessories: Woodgrain Embossing Folder (Sizzix), Distress Stains, Twine, Metal Dot
Paper: Watercolor, Black (PTI), Adhesive Backed Metal (Ranger)
Ink: Black Soot (Ranger Distress)
Dies: Gears (Cheery Lynn Designs), Shoot (Spellbinders)
Accessories: Metal Gears (Ranger), Debossing Folders (Sizzix), Numbered Stencil (Tim Holtz)