Simple Distressing

I love it when a card looks more complicated to make than it really was.  This is a great example of that process.  This is probably as close to clean and simple as I get while staying comfortable with the end product.

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I began with a piece of water color paper.  Normally I mask it to a board and apply ink to the surface.  This time I took some distress inks, rubbed them onto a craft surface, spritzed them with water and began to lay the paper into the ink.  I moved it around until I was happy with the coverage and dried it completely.  I sprinkled water with a wet brush to give the light spots.

One large stamp is all I wanted.  I sponged all around the edges to darken it a bit then decided to sponge the flowers themselves.  A simple task, but a lovely look. I left it at that, no other embellishments and I was good with it.  I did repeat it on the inside and loved it.

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Have a creative day!


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