This week at the AAA Cards Challenge, we're asking you all to dig out your most favourite product (or products) from your stash and get creating! We have $20 from Stampendous up for grabs to the lucky winner!
For my card this week I chose a few of my faves (even though it is supposed to be one - oops!!) - Distress Inks, Embossing Paste and Silver embossing powder.
I have tried and tried and tried to do ink blending in the past - with the new mini blending tool and the old square one, on all sorts of paper including watercolour, I just fail miserably - tool marks, dark colour, even squeaking! Well this time it worked - and the SECRET? Bristol Smooth paper (I used Julie's Bristol from Ellen Hutson). OMG. I tried it as it is so good for blending with the Zig Clear Color Markers and for Distress it works just as well. It was so easy!! I blended my two favourite Distress Ink colours - Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio up from the bottom very lightly, fading out about a third of the way up.
I then took a Tim Holtz flower stencil and lightly misted over with Tattered Angels sparkly shimmer spray (you can't quite see this in the pic unfortunately but in real life it's like a shimmery shadow).
When that was dry, I used the stencil again, shifted over to the side slightly and added Dreamweaver Embossing Paste in white. I embossed a sentiment in Ranger Super Fine silver embossing powder from one of my favourite stamp companies - Power Poppy and popped it up on foam squares. To finish I added simple blobs of Glossy Accents to keep it CAS.
I can't wait to see what your stash favourites are! Come join us!