I took some photos of the process, although I have to apologize for the poor quality- my husband was out that day with our "real" camera, so I had to use my phone.
I'm embarrassed to admit that I don't have masking paper (I NEED to get some!). Instead, I used some post-it note cardstock that I have. I'm not even really sure where it came from, haha. Well, as I said earlier, I was experimenting- so I rolled with it.
I die cut "joy," and adhered it to my cardstock, making sure to seal the edges.
Next, I inked up my acrylic block by randomly dabbing on some colors.
Here's what it looked like all inked up:
Next came the messy part. I sprayed the whole thing with some pinkish glimmer mist, and flipped it over onto my cardstock:
I also misted the whole thing once more for good measure :)
I was aware that since I had a watery mess on my hands, some MUST have seeped through my "mask," and I was right. But you know what? I actually really liked the look!
The colors are a little grungy looking above (again- camera phone pics), so here's the final card again so you can see what it looks like in real life:
The final steps include stamping the sentiment, drawing a thin black border, mounting it onto black cardstock then adhering a textured card base. Pretty cool, and definitely different from what I usually do!
Laura and CSS are also posting today, so please check them out!
My Utility Belt (tools I use often!)