Once upon a time

Happy Thursday Whimsy Fans! Ellie here today!

Today I am sharing a inky card with you, created by stamping only, and a little bit of cutting. I love coloring images, but once in a while it is nice to get inky finger too. 

This card was super easy to make, and I am trying to explain in a few steps how I did it, in case anyone is interested.

Supplies used:
Stamp set: Once upon a time
 3.75x 5 " white card stock
4.75x 11 aqua card stock (score in the middle)
distress inks (mustard, broken china, blush pink, tattered rose)
versafine onyx black ink
basic gray ink
ink applicator tool (like this one)
Whimsy slider 1 die
glimmer mist
post it notes

Step 1: 
Using your post it notes add a straight border around the white card stock
Using your ink applicator tool, apply distress (or other ink that you have on hand) onto the white card stock. Be sure to start on your scratch paper (or your post it note) and move in circular motion onto the white card stock for a smoother look. Do this with all the inks you are using. I used broken china, rose, and mustard for this.
Then I stamped the sentiment several times using tattered rose ink onto the paper.

Step 2:
Remove post it notes.
Stamp the fairy in versafine onyx ink onto the white card stock. A good idea would be to heat emboss the fairy (I didn't do that here.) 
Stamp the dragon in gray. (I didn't want him to stand out too much that's why I didn't use black!)

Step 3:
Stamp your sentiment onto some white card stock scrap, and cut out using Whimsy's ribbon slider 1 die and die cutting machine.
Cut a strip of colored card stock (matching the card base) to fit through the holes of the ribbon slider die cut.
Slide paper strip through die cut and adhere to card front.

Step 4:
Spritz card front with glimmer mist for some light sparkle.
Adhere to card base. 

You don't have to use distress inks, I find that it works just as well using SU inks, and will probably work with most inks available.

By the way, are you a facebook user? If yes, we'd love to have you join our Facebook Fan Page. We have started a new Facebook challenge, and this is the card I created for the challenge. We have a simple theme this month - something new. I hope you'll all join us, Denise is giving away a fabulous prize!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope I inspired you with my creation.


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