Saturday, December 5, 2015

"Tons of Thoughts" by Paperie Ink

Yesterday I blogged about a card using the stamps and dies "Tons of Thoughts" by Paperie Ink. While I was creating this project, I shot a few photos to create a step-by-step post to share with you. Below is the card I created:

The first thing I did to create this card was to stamp the elephant and the pinwheel onto watercolor paper using archival ink. I then used my big shot to die cut the images out.

Next I used Distress Ink like a watercolor to paint both of the images. I set them aside to dry.

I trimmed a piece of watercolor paper into a 4 1/4" by 5 1/2" piece. I then misted it with "Summer Sky" mist by Prima. I used my heat gun to dry it and blended "Tumbled Glass" Distress Ink over the top. 

I then misted BOTH "Picket Fence" Distress Stain and "Sparkle" Shimmer Spritz over the top. I used my heat gun to dry it.

I then die cut some frames-one out of vellum and one out of a patterned paper scrap-using a PaperTray Ink die. I also did some masking and stamped the sentiment onto two yellow banners. While I was looking at the pieces, I felt there was something missing so I stamped and die cut an additional image from the "Tons of Thoughts" set. I then used the same Distress Marker technique to watercolor the ball that I used to color in the elephant and pinwheel.

I adhered the watercolor panel to a white card base. Next I adhered the two frames over each other, tipping them so that you could see the vellum frame peeking out from the polka dot frame. I adhered the beach ball over the frames and used foam adhesive for the elephant to give it a bit of dimension. I adhered the sentiment banners to the card to finish it off.

I still thought the card needed a few finishing touches. I used clear Wink of Stella on the beach ball and the pinwheel, as well as some enamel dots. I then adhered some clear sequins randomly on the card.

I adore the elephant images from this set and will be trying to use some different mediums to color them in. I also LOVE how my background came out. 

I thank you for stopping by today and hope you have a fabulous weekend!!



Kay Miller said...

What an adorable card! And such a fun technique for the background!

Kim Heggins said...

So sweet Nora, love your wonderful card and thanks for sharing how you made it.

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so sweet! And I love the background!

Diane said...

Fabulous background design and super adorable little elephant.

Hugs Diane