Well I have been playing with my new toy ...haven't done an actual project yet ...just getting used to it ...and cutting out shapes for DD who is on a mission to make as many Xmas cards as she can while she has some mojo.
What it had done though is kick started some creativeness and I found myself messing about with a tag and inks and stamps.
First I smeared 2 shades of Distress ink over it ...then used 2 sizes of bubble wrap to create a background pattern...I like to cover both back and front with something ...
Then I stamped ... and played with some metalic rubs that I found during my sort out ...forget what they are called as th packaging has long gone ... it is hard to see the subtle effect in the photo.
At this point I was happy with the result and should have left well alone .... but my new toy was begging to be used ... so I embossed it.
At this point I began to think I might have done more than was needed
but then .... I gave it a smear of white ... to highlight things ....not sure why ...I just had the pad in my hands ... and I really think this was the step too far .... but it gives it a wintery feel and I think I still like it .....
but even if I dont ... it was such fun experimenting ...something I rarely do ...and getting inky ...and feeling actually creative .... and a little arty lol
Take care xx
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