I used my new ink pad to stamp on several different types of paper with a couple different stamps. Love it!
I added a background of patterned paper from the Fancy Free collection and then layered my chevron stamped inky background, cut into 3 pieces on top. Behind my watercolour birthday background, using Year Three and Love You A Latte stamps, I added lots of fun patterned paper layers and handcut a little banner, adding the smile sentiment.
The second technique I used from Day 1 was Distress Off Set Stamping. I stamped these adorable Lawn Fawn stamps on watercolour paper, using Antique Linen Distress Ink and masking to create this little birthday scene. I am totally craving cake now ;) I watercoloured my images in by smooshing my Distress Inks on a craft sheet and using my waterbrush to pick up the ink. The Antique Linen ink allows you to get the 'no line colouring' effect. After colouring in I went back over my image and stamped with black Archival Ink. You can see it doesn't quite line up, which gives it that little off set watercolour look!
Inside, I used the sentiment stamp from the birthday stamp set, Year Three, and used papers from Paige Evans' Fancy Free collection again.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you're enjoying a crafty week, and some lovely weather.
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