Hi everyone! Wanda here, kicking off a brand new monthly feature here at Simon Says Stamp! I’m going to be spotlighting the new Distress Ink colors as they are released. Are you as excited as I am every month to see what the new Distress Ink color is? They are so gorgeous…and don’t you love the color names?! A new color is announced each month, on the first Friday of the month. It’s like Christmas every time! I will be making a project each month – showcasing that new color. I’ll be creating a color swatch card too, so you can see where the new color fits in with your favorite existing Distress Ink colors. Today I’m using the first TWO colors together – Cracked Pistachio and Abandoned Coral.
I first die cut the Mixed Media Alterations die from a watercolor sheet. Then I used Cracked Pistachio ink mixed with water to create a wash over the panel. After it was dry, I went back over with some Vintage Photo Distress ink around the edges of the panel, and around the cut out diamonds. Next I die cut and embossed the Tim Holtz Butterfly Duo – also out of watercolor paper. I used sponge daubers to place ink onto the butterflies. Then, I took my water brush and slightly blended the two colors together. As with the main panel, I edged the butterflies with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Next I added beautiful Rock Candy Distress Glitter to the two butterflies. Finally, a beautiful stamped sentiment to finish off the card. I assembled the card, and used glossy accents to hold the two butterflies in place, gently bending the wings upward.
I hope you are inspired you to use these beautiful new colors.The next new color is called Mermaid Lagoon! I’ll be back soon with a project and a color swatch card. Until then, happy crafting!
Thanks for reading today and thanks so much to the awesome Wanda Guess for this inspiration today!
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