I want to wish my childhood friend, Kathy, a wonderful birthday today. This is the card I created for her using a technique Jennifer McGuire calls Distress Ink lifting.
After heat embossing your stamped design with white embossing powder, you completely cover your paper with an intense Distress Ink color (I used Mermaid Lagoon). Using a small paintbrush and water, you wick or lift the color away from the stamped image just by dabbing the water inside the lines. Then you use the brush to add other Distress Ink colors while it’s still wet. What remains of the background color blends with the added colors and creates this look. I used Mowed Lawn on the leaves and Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick, Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberries, and Festive Berries on the petals.