You Prickle My Fancy
by Tiffany Pryce
Hey crafty friends! Tiffany here with some Valentine's inspiration for you using this month's challenge of adding a heart to your project. This card was pretty easy to put together so let's get into the details.
First, I ink smooshed a piece of watercolor paper with several pink and yellow distress inks. The trick is to work in layers and to let each layer dry before moving on the next. Doing so allows you to build up some interesting texture and variation in color. Once the panel is dry, I die cut it with the Scalloped Stitch Frames die set. With the interior piece, I matted it on a panel of orange, patterned paper from the Cottage Stripes and Dots paper pad with foam tape. Then I adhered the panel to an A2-sized card base. Unfortunately, I adhered the panel on crooked, so instead of starting over or risking the paper ripping by taking it off, I adhered the frame portion on askew. This helped to hide the fact that the panel was crooked and makes it look intentional. I encourage you to lean into your mistakes and/or try to cover them up, if necessary, instead of starting over!
Next, I die cut a panel of scrap cardstock with the Grid Heart Frame die and used it as a stencil. In my experience, the more heavyweight the paper is the better for this faux stencil technique, especially when using glitter paste. I spread pink glitter paste through the "stencil". I did not want the entire panel covered in hearts so I only stenciled parts for a more distressed look.
While the glitter paste dried, I die cut the Whittle Cactus Trio from light green cardstock. I colored each cactus with Copic markers to add dimension. I also added some white pen detail with an acrylic paint pen. After the paste dried, I adhered the cactus die cuts with foam tape and liquid glue to ensure it adhered on top of the glitter paste securely.
Finally, I stamped a sentiment from the Whittle Wild Animal stamp set and trimmed it into a strip. I layered the sentiment strip with a scrap piece of the same orange, patterned paper I used for the background. I just used the reverse side of the paper. Hope you enjoyed the card. See you next time!