January 18, 2013

Fluorescent Flower

I seem to be reaching for fluorescent colours lately.  I did this card for a challenge, not realizing the challenge was already over.  The challenge was to do something new.  I wanted to try using distress ink reinkers  and saw a video where someone blew the ink to make a cool tree.  Not having a straw, I tried to blow on the ink to make my flower stem and leaf.  Yeah, didn't work.  I ended up using a stir stick (which I have around for spreading glue) to spread the ink.  I also used it to spread the second line of ink into grass.

The flower is punched on a die cut circle and raised.

I wasn't sure how I felt about the card until I added the sentiment.  Then I liked it.  Kind of.  Not my best card, but I'm getting out of my comfort zone, which is good.

Cardstock: Recollections
Stamp: Hero Arts - small solid flower; Kaisercraft - friendship sentiments
Ink: Hero Arts fluorescent pink
Distress reinter - peacock feather
Spellbinders standard circles small

1 comment:

Karin said...

i like the bottom of the card- the grass. The flower not so much. It's too flashy for the blown grass.

just my 2c worth :)