The other day I was browsing through flickr and came across a fabulous card by the enormously talented Elizabeth Allan. I loved the overall look of the card- it all just works! Aside from that gorgeous cat, I particularly loved how she had done the background and immediately knew I wanted to try something similar.
The cards aren’t quite what I was picturing when I first sat down to play but are they ever? lol I think they are a good starting point and I might play around with the idea a bit more – try some different mediums, maybe pop dot the cat instead of the entire panel. My favourite thing about the cards is the glossy accents I added to the sunglasses and the glitter added to the lei.
Card 1: The background is a lot bolder on this card. I used distress inks and used the sponge applicators to apply the ink to the background. I then spritzed the background with water to soften it a little.
Card 2: I was aiming for a softer background to see how this would look. I scribbled distress markers onto a craft sheet and then spritzed the ink with water. I swiped the sponge applicator through the watery ink and then applied it to the cardstock. I thought the sky ended up too pale so went over it again, when it was dry, with a little more of the distress ink.
I hope you enjoy your day!