I saw this awesome video by Kristina Werner and fell in love with this technique. It reminded me a lot of Smashing Acetate, a technique I learned when I had just hatched out of the SU! egg, but better.
Naturally, I wanted the stamp she used, but it hasn't worked out yet. I've thrown it into my cart at Simon Says Stamp on more than one occasion, but by the time I got around to checking out, it was always sold out.
While I was waiting for it to come back in stock, I poked around in a few places and found the Circles Background from Deep Red Rubber that I was sure would work equally well. And I was right:
GOJUS! I kept the colors the same as Kristina's for this card since I really like the way they work together, but let's face it, I haven't found one Distress color that doesn't work well with another, amirite?
It's such fun to add color after you get the basic color wash on the paper.
I blotted off any color that was too strong to keep the tonal balance.
I didn't have a circular word die to do the vellum window trick that Kristina did, so I selected this die from MFT instead, die cutting it three times from black card stock and then layering it up together.
A little baker's twine and a couple of Doodlebug sprinkles are all I needed to finish this off.
I can't wait to try this again with other colors!
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