Thought I'd just show you a neat birthday card, using our Claritycard and a resist technique.
Stamp the Matrix Feather randomly over the Claritycard using Versamark. Be sure to remove the blue indexing ink from the stamp before you dive into the Versamark; else it will get mightily blue...
I have used Distress inks for a change, but you can just as easily use Willow, Cloudy Blue and Latte Adirondacks with your Speedball brayer to achieve a similar result.
Spread some Peeled Paint ink on your blending mat with the brayer; then transfer the ink to the card.
You will see the feathers come up white.
Now stamp the feather randomly over the top
using Weathered Wood,
and the fabby sentiment in Black.
Black Adirondack, Black Soot Distress - You pick.
If you take a close look, you can see what I mean.
If you like, you can add a touch of Weathered Wood to the background with the Brayer, too.
I love this colour combination!
Now for the edges. This is where the Blending Mat comes in useful.
Work a little Weathered Wood Distress ink or Slate Adirondack ink into your blending mat with a blending tool.
Lay your artwork on the mat, and gently sweep the ink into the edges using a light circular movement.
Attach a white feather to a strip of torn tracing paper and fold round the artwork at either end.
That's the easy bit! Took ages to coax the dove off the perch, so that I could pluck a feather!
The background piece is done exactly the same,
but using much more faded ink and Clarity Paper. The paper is brilliant for backgrounds like this, because it has the same coating as the card, but is much thinner.
So if it's your birthday today,
please accept this little greeting from me.
DEE PARAMOUR!! I know you are out there! xxx
Have a great day x