I Said Be Kind, Bitchby Carol Stubbs
Hey all! I'm back in the craftroom! I may be out of practice, but I'm definitely not out of the game. Let's jump in!
I'm coming at ya today with a really fun, action wobble card featuring the Be Kind stamp set.
Here it is, completely finished, and in full, wobble action mode.
To start, I couldn't decide whether I wanted the Bitch Spray, or if I wanted the can of Whoop Ass. But, once I found my dotted stencil, I knew exactly what I was going to do.
As you can see, I accidentally went a little too HAM on my stamping torque (lol) and got some ink on the wrist of my Bitch Spray, so I went ahead and stamped it again, on a separate page. Then, I got to work on my background.
I began with ink blending all the shades of purple Distress Inks I have, and apparently one pink one...didn't know I was colorblind! LOL
Then, I used my dot stencil to ink blend black dots, going more or less diagonally. I wasn't going for perfection, here. I grabbed my splatter stamp and inked it with a pink Distress Oxide, and pretty much made a mess of things, but... on purpose. I really wanted the appearance of a mess of spray.
Last, for the background, I used my black Oxide ink, and some water, to add black splatter. This made the background very high contrast, and textured. Because...when has spraying anything ever been tidy?
I used a stitched rectangle die to cut my panel down, and then glued it flat onto a 4.25" x 5.5" dotted pattern paper.
While the background dried, I fussy cut, and colored my image to match the colors of the background. Like I said, y'all... I'm out of practice, but definitely not out of the game.
Action wobblers at the ready!
I attached the hand to the bottom left corner, obviously tested it for optimum performance, and went on to heat emboss my sentiment.
Confession: I am a stamp cutter. I'm not horribly ashamed of myself. I thought I would be, but I just don't have the patience to tape my sentiments off! And historically, I tend to forget the tape, and that's just heartbreak all around.
So, I cut my sentiment from the Bitch Please stamp set. At first, I arranged them in a really nice, straight line. After inking them in Versamark ink, I realized I hated the idea of a tidy sentiment, so I flipped my block, and just stuck the stamp pieces down willy-nilly.
I REALLY love how it came out, because it looks like it's part of the spray effect! Well, since the sentiment blended in with the background a little, I grabbed my black gel pen (nothing fancy, I use a Pilot G2), and added some shadows to the appropriate sides. I'm sure I missed one or two, but it still looks pretty decent!
I nearly called it done, here but wanted to add a *little* bit more from the Be Kind set, as well as some sticky gemstones.
So, there you have it! Be Kind, bitch! It's not hard.
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