I often wonder if my boys' eyes will turn from a deep chocolate brown to hazel, like mine did. Is that a trait that they will inherit from me? What about my little one's caring nature and interest towards all things little and furry-will that continue until he's older? Or my oldest's fascination with the social studies-will he grow up to be the next adventurer?
Erin is the guest designer over at Yvonne's blog, Do More with Less, and she showcased this fabulous faux letterpress technique. I started with some watercolor paper and a slightly watered down mix of green and brown distress ink on the damask embossing plate. After running it through, I inked the edges and finished the card with some string, a tag and pin. The end result is a stunning mix of ink patterns and texture. Because of the colors I've used and the lovely results by using watercolor paper, I'm going to enter this into Moxie Fab World's Textured to Perfection Challenge.
Also, Young Crafter's Unite challenged participants to create a coordinating envelope, so I carefully ran just the flap through as well to create an embossed patterned. The front of the envelope recieved an inking treatment on the edges.
Cardstock: (Kraft) PTI
Stamps: (Mega Mixed Messages) PTI
Ink: (Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo Distress) Ranger
Fiber: (Natural Burlap String) May Arts
Tools: (Damask Impression Plate, Tag Die) PTI
Other: (Hat Pin, Bead, Watercolor Paper)