Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here, with a sweet Spring Card that I created by painting with Crafter’s ink. It’s so easy to color die cut images with Ann Butler’s Crafter’s Inks because the ink is quite fluid and you can use a water brush to pick up the color and add it where you need it.
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I began by die cutting the birdhouses from white card stock two times.
I cut apart the dies, knowing I wanted the birdhouses to be different colors and I wanted the grass to be two toned. So, I used a water brush and added color to the dies with Crafter’s ink in Limelight, Deep Woods, Tangelo, Sunshine, Blueberry and Desert Sand. Since I planned to reassemble the dies, I wasn’t too concerned about over coloring on the base layer. I allowed the layers to dry, then I reassembled the design.
I wanted to keep the background simple, so I used a water brush with Blueberry Ink to lightly added the color directly on the card. I wanted a white washed effect so I used more water than ink. I did the same with Deep Woods Ink along the bottom of the card. Finally I used Blueberry Ink to ink around the edges of the card. Once the card dried, I then added the reassembled birdhouse die to the card.
As a final decorative element, and dimension I added dew drops to some of the flowers.
Ann Butler Design Products used:
- Water brush
- Tutti Designs Birdhouse Die
- Die cutting machine
- The Robin’s Nest dew drops
- Card stock, white
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