I used Stamping + Alcohol Ink Inlaid Die-Cutting + Die Cutting and Monoprint Stenciling
Next I found a scrap that I had made using the Monoprint Stenciled technique using Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Broken China and Peacock Feathers. The light blue with a touch of green reminded me of a sky background. The technique is so easy. I stenciled my Tim Holtz "Dot Fade" using the DI's above and then with all the excess inks on the stencil, turned it over onto a piece of Strathmore Mixed Media paper and pressed it down with my hands to remove the ink and create the monoprint dotted image. I LOVE the effect.
I then Die Cut the piece using the smallest CUTplorations "Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Die. One more step..spritzed the piece with my home made water and drops of Tsikineko shimmer white paint. The layer is so shimmery and pretty to go with the shiny alcohol ink trees.
Now...how to attach the die cut trees. I added tiny drops of glue using my SU Fine Tip Glue Pen to the Gold Foil border and placed onto my background weighing down with my large acrylic block. When dry I added glue to each empty tree and placed each die cut tree. When all the trees were in position I weighted down again with my acrylic block. It worked great and the pieces were all very secure.
Next I stamped my SU "Hello" from the retired "A Dozen Thoughts" stamp set using Archival jet black ink and popped up the main image with 3M Foam Tape. A really quick and fun card to make using precious scraps :-) Enjoy and do come and play along with our CAS Mix Up Inlaid Die-Cutting Challenge. You still have until April 24th to join the fun. Hugs...
SSS Wednesday Challenge: Spring Color Inspiration (green and turquoise in my card)
CUTplorations April Challenge: Photo Inspiration. I used green and turquoise on my card.