Play it Loud

Awesome cards by Elina Strömberg.

Elina started with inking each card front with a few Distress colours. Then, stamped the trumpet player on top using black Archival ink. For avoiding the black ink to smudge, quickly heat set the stamped images with a heat gun.

The fun feature of Distress Ink is that it reacts quickly with water. With a small watercolour brush, Elina dipped it into plain water, and touched the inked card front with the wet brush, let the water react with the ink for a few seconds, and then pressed the cardstock dry with a paper towel. Don’t those little dots look like soap bubbles? After drying Elina highlighted the dots with a gel pen, and sewed a simple stiched frame around the card.