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Dads and Grads Theme Week (with Pretty Pink Posh) : Day 2

Welcome back to day 2! For more details on this theme week, read yesterday’s post here. For today’s cards I decided to do some messy watercoloring or ‘ink smooshing’. I used my distress oxides again, in an attempt to keep the supply list for this theme week short and the mess in my room at a minimum! But while making them I realized that regular distress inks work way better, plus the fact that I have the minis make it easier to mix colors! So, if you have them, use those! The results are much better!

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So are you wondering why the sentiments are in white and not very visible? Well I thought I was using clear embossing powder on back ink, not no it was white. Yup, lots and lots of white embossing powder means no black sentiments. But I just went with it.

Individual card pictures and products used are listed below and all products used are linked below. I used water color paper as they handle water better. For the technique, I used a page protector to ‘smoosh’ the ink on to, then spraying it with water, before adding it to the inked and embossed card stock. You can use acetate or leftover packaging from your stamps. Let the card stock dry, to add more layers of color.

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Card 1 : Candied Apple Distress Oxides, Congrats Grad Stamp Set, VersaMark watermark ink, white embossing powder, tim holtz water color paper and red card stock for the card base.

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Card 2 : Dried Marigold Distress Oxides, Congrats Grad Stamp Set, VersaMark watermark ink, white and gold embossing powder, tim holtz water color paper and orange card stock for the card base.

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Card 3 : Faded Jeans Distress Oxides, Father’s Day Stamp Set, VersaMark watermark ink, white embossing powder, tim holtz water color paper and blue card stock for the card base.

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Card 4 : Broken China and Twisted Citron Distress Oxides, Father’s Day Stamp Set, VersaMark watermark ink, white embossing powder, tim holtz water color paper and blue card stock for the card base.

In an effort to stick with a masculine theme and keep my use of glitter to a minimum, I resisted from adding a glitter cardstock background, but you are more than welcome to do so if you would like, also change up the colors of the graduation cards to match the school!

And lastly, before I sign off for you, all the products used are linked below :

Distress Oxide // Impress Cards and Crafts
Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper // Amazon
Colored Cardstock // Michaels
Embossing Powder // Michaels
GinaK Connect Glue // Ellen Hutson
Congrats Grad Stamp Set // Pretty Pink Posh
Father’s Day Stamp Set // Pretty Pink Posh
VersaMark Watermark Ink // Amazon

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Happy Crafting!

Farhana

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