Some of my fondest childhood memories are of summer afternoons when I would whitewash the wooden fence outside of our country house. Mom would sit with me on the weekends and tell me stories while I painted. Such wonderful memories. She would recite some of the Great American stories like The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Oh, wait! I’m confused. I’m actually telling you the story of Tom Sawyer. We didn’t have a fence, so I had nothing to whitewash – but it sure is a pretty look.
As I sat down to make a card for this week’s Mother’s Day-themed challenge for The Paper Players, I whitewashed this paper from Natural Composition. It really set the tone for the rest of the project. Here’s my card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders:
- Not Your Typical Mother’s Day Card. When I set out to make this card, I challenged myself to make an atypical Mother’s Day card – one that’s not filled with pink flowers and fluffy ribbons. While I met my self-imposed flower and ribbons challenge, I let the pink in. It just looks so good with the natural brown color of the paper. Too good to pass up!
- Natural Composition Specialty Designer Series Paper. I love this paper. Over the past year, I’ve played around with different ways to use the paper. I sponged it here and here and left it alone here and here. For today’s project, I added a different twist by whitewashing it.
- Whitewashing. With an old Aqua Painter, I gathered up some Whisper White Craft Ink and swiped it across the paper. I kept the painter moving in one direction – back and forth, back and forth. When I covered the area, I swiped the entire card with a paper towel to remove the ink from the embossed areas. I also whitewashed the Primrose Petals piece in the center of the Everything Eleanor shape. Here’s a close-up:
Stamp Sets: Everything Eleanor, Loving Thoughts Inks: Primrose Petals, Whisper White Craft Papers: Primrose Petals, Whisper White, Soft Suede, Natural Composition Specialty Designer Series Paper Accessories: White Embossing Powder, Aqua Painter, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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