Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Embrace the Quirk

Fun sentiment + messy acrylic block inking + a stylized pine branch = a fabulous thank you card.

The background was made by inking an acrylic block, spritzing it with water, and stamping it directly on the card stock. This messy method gives a quirky and unpredictable background.

Embrace the quirk.

YES! Usually, the quirky results are imperfectly perfect (as here), but occasionally, the word "blotchy" feels more appropriate, in which case, I have really pretty trash going into the recycling bin. No worries. It's all part of the process.

The branch was inked with Memento markers and stamped AFTER the background had dried thoroughly. Because, well, you know. Right?

Do you make Christmas-specific thank-you cards? I do. And this sentiment from Papertrey's Signature Christmas set is perfect for them.

Have an excellently quirky day!

stamps: Hero Arts (branch), Papertrey (sentiment)
ink: SU marina mist, Memento rich cocoa
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: Memento markers, water spritzer


  1. I like the irregularity of stamping like this with an acrylic block. It's ART!

  2. Have you seen the TED Talk, Embrace the Shake? If not, I highly recommend it! Cute card!


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