I think I've shared my fiasco with Bister powders my friend, Holly, sent me...well now that colored powders are catching on more here in the States I thought I'd give them another try. Bisters are not like Brusho or Color Burst powders, they are more chunky and less intense in color. They are made from pecan shells or something like that...don't quote me on it.
But since my dad's and son-in-law's birthday are the same day and I don't make many masculine cards I decided the Bister was the perfect thing to use. Also Holly sent me the Art Specially stamps and I wanted to use them as well.
I made the Bister background several days earlier but didn't have a clear idea what I would do. The colors kind of helped me figure out what card base to use and it just went from there. Now these are pretty clean and spare (more my style) but I really like the end result. I stamped the Envelope pattern background, guitar and sentiment with Versafine Sepia ink onto watercolor card stock. Then I smooshed distress inks on my craft sheet, spritzed some water on them and smooshed my sentiment strip on the colors. Mounted the sentiment on foam tape and there you have it. Both my dad's card and Chase's were the exact same design, with different sentiments.
Purty cool, eh?
Well, that is all from me. Hope everyone is having a crafty good time!