I'm on the IndigoBlu blog today sharing inspiration with the design team. As we near to Christmas Day, and winter well on its way, my thoughts went to blues and silent nights. I created an ombre inked background with Distress Inks to set the stage.
You can do this with any colors, just pick three ranging from dark to light. I gave two taps of each in rows onto my craft mat, as large as my watercolor panel, then spritzed with water. I dipped the panel into the inks and let it set a minute so the ink would really soak in. After, I heat set the panel, then sponged on additional ink as needed. Finally, I flicked water onto the dried panel and blotted with a towel after about 20 seconds. I did this over and over to get a really snowy looking background.
Now for the stamping! I embossed the gorgeous tree from the Winterland Wood stamp set. I embossed part of the White Christmas sentiment from the Sparkle and Glisten sentiment set along the bottom.
I dipped my seam binding into the same inks and did a wrap around fluffy bow. For my layering panel, I dipped it into watery Pumice Stone Distress Ink , then sponged Evergreen Bough along the edge and stamped the Night Before Christmas stamp repeatedly.
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