I had some scraps left over from my Dad's birthday card, so I decided to use them up... and why not get dirty while that stuff was out .. right? I can see why people like this style... it's fun, and there is a feeling of freedom once you get past the aspect of getting all inky AND that it isn't going to be perfect, but messy is what you are aiming for! I am a straight, clean kinda girl when it comes to stamping, but I think this is growing on me!
I used three stamp sets, Dandy Days, The Journey, and Love Notes. Click on the names to see the sets. I used the Ranger Distress inks Peeled Paint, Antique Linen, Walnut Stain, and Fired Brick. All I did was smear a bit of each on my craft mat, then smear the paper around in the ink to sop it all up. Then, I took some Antique Linen ink and grabbed it off the mat with my Ranger Sponge Tool to fill in spots (using a circular motion), then did the same thing with the darker Walnut stain around the edges. I stamped the word background from the Love Notes set using the Antique Linen, then stamped the rest in Soot Black. I added some Sugar Crafty Sparkles with my Quickie Glue Pen, and a Kaiser Rhinestone to each center. The sentiment is done the same way, then cut out with a Nestie. I added 7 Gypsy brads to the inside of that stamp circle and raised the entire piece up with foam dots.
I hope you are having a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by!