Monday, April 13, 2015

Too Much Wonderful!

Happy Monday!!!  The sun shines, the temperatures are warming.....these good things are wonderful!!

Thank you for stopping by for my I Brake For Stamps Monday share!  Today, bister meets distress ink and BOOM!  I love how this project turned out!  Do you ever make something and are just in love with it??

I can easily admit that this is a complete CASE!  I'm a pinterest addict, I admit it. I frequently see things that inspire me or make me WOW!  Sometimes, I pin them other times, I store it in my noodle.  When I saw the original card, I thought three things: 1) I have that die! 2) Bister would create a fabulous version and 3) I'm gonna CASE that! 

For this project, I used specialty paper such as the Stampinback Paper found in the IBFS store.  I cut the die twice.  Once from the specialty paper and once from coordinating cardstock.  My background includes yellow bister---which I notice takes on a much more earthy tone when overwatered ;)  I've also used Barn Door distress ink that I watered down and dropped onto the surface with a pipette. You'll see lighter pinkish splots (it's a word!)--these were larger droplets of color that I blotted with a towel to create a more subtle coloring.

Working with the yellow bister on the die cut, I sprinkled the powder randomly on different leaves and then spritz with water.  After allowing the piece to dry, I added the distress inks direct to the paper.  I did not spritz with water because I wanted the two inks to remain separate and vibrant.

To finish things off, I added Wonderful in black ink so it pops right off the page!  When  you shop IBFS, please say a warm hello to sweet Ms. Della!  Let her know I sent you and save a little $ with my coupon code  SAVE10JANE!

Have a great day and don't forget to be awesome!
TTFN, Jane


  1. Stunning! Just love how you've created this distressed background. It's hard to get red and brown to look so vibrant together - Makes me downright happy!

  2. Beautiful card. You really work with Bister very well. So professional looking.