This week’s The Paper Variety challenge is a 1-2-3 recipe challenge. You pick any items and use them in the quantity of one, two and three. I wanted to see what I could do if I went really hard core with this challenge. So here is what I picked: one pattern paper, two stamp sets (an image and a sentiment), and three distress ink colors. I wanted to go all the way hard core and only use those things. But I just couldn’t do it. So the additional supplies I used were cardstock for the card base (though I probably could have worked in more of the pattern paper), a waterproof ink to stamp my images (so they wouldn’t bleed when water colored) and a punch to shape my pattern paper.
I used my three distress ink colors three ways to make them go farther in the design.
- I used them to distress the background with layers of color and added subtle stamp images from the image stamp set.
- I used it to add hard inking of the paper paper edges to get it to pop a bit.
- I used an aqua painter to pull color from the ink pad to paint in the stamped image.
When you are restricted in your product choices – for a challenge, a small crop bag, a tight budget or whatever – make your supplies go farther by figuring out multiple ways to put those items to use.
No go cook up your own 1-2-3 crafty soup!
4 thoughts on “1-2-3 Recipe challenge”
Hi, Misty: This is wonderful! Love your very detailed explanation on how you created the card! Great job with the distressing! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Paper Variety!
great card! love the disstressing.
opppsss also, thanks for playing along with The Paper Variety!!!
love this card!! beautiful colors and distressing….thank you for playing along with us at The Paper Variety!