I started by picking out a palette of Distress Oxide Ink colors. My mother-in-law was my inspiration, and purple is her favorite color. I used Seedless Preserves, Chipped Sapphire, Wild Honey, and Black Soot on the large flowers, and Dusty Concord for the small flowers. The stems and leaves are Forest Moss, Chipped Sapphire, and Crushed Olive. I used finger daubers to add the ink to the stamps.
The sentiments are also from Pine Blossom stamp set. I blended Dusty Concord and Milled Lavender Distress Oxide inks onto white card stock, and tapped a bit of ink and paint onto the panels. Once dry, I die-cut them with a Crimped Frame, and mounted them on coordinating card stock.
For the background, I followed directions from Betsy’s recent YouTube Video. I did a blotch blend of Victorian Velvet, Weathered Wood, Dusty Concord, and Milled Lavender Distress Oxides onto inexpensive watercolor paper, and I quickly brushed watered-down white gouache paint with a wide paint brush. Once the panel was dry, I die-cut the Shiplap pieces, and attached them to a panel. I trimmed the panel, assembled the card front, and adhered them to card bases.
I love how this color palette turned out! Purple is not my go-to color for Christmas, but it works, and my mother-in-law is going to love it! I hope I have helped with inspiration using these products together. Thanks so much for joining me!