Saturday, July 19, 2014

Mix-Ability - Patchwork

I've been working hard behind the scenes on quite a few projects I can't share just yet, using new stamp images from Impression Obsession. This one, though, uses stamps from the summer release, and they are on the site NOW! I don't have any stamps in the summer collection, but look for a new dkdesigns release in just a few weeks! We'll be sharing sneak peeks during the last week of July, so stay tuned! I love this collection so much. I have some die designs coming out as well! So excited.

For my own amusement, I'll let you know that this card started off as an accident. I stamped and colored a full panel background on label paper, die cut it into squares using the 7/8" Sizzix Grid Works die, and... then realized that I had done all my work on the liner instead of the adhesive-backed side. However... it turned out that I was able to use the liner squares, and the bonus was that I still had 9 lovely die cut squares to work with.  Boom!

I used another liner paper to line up the squares side-by-side, then did my coloring, using watercolor and distress markers. I used 3 new I.O. stamps: Smile, Dainty Rose 1 and Dainty Rose 5. I stamped the roses randomly across the grid and colored using Distress Markers, blending lightly with water.

The squares are adhered to Ivory Inchie Art Squares from Inchie Arts. I love the sweet, perfect matboard border that shows around each sticker.

I used Old Silver Inka Gold by Viva to add some shine to the squares, scored and assembled panels, and - done! This is a great quick card that could be done with any type of background, or even a large scenic image.

Smile! And as they say... "If you stumble, make it a part of the dance."

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