Motivation1, 2, 3
So with that in mind, I decided to do a quick post today with the Motivation stamps and Brush Strokes. Then I'll do my Hipster cards tomorrow with a photo tutorial.
This first card is very simple and doesn't need a photo tutorial. Choose 5 Distress Ink Colors in the same family. I chose 5 in the purple family. Pick one of the linear Brushstrokes CMS293 stamps, ink it up, spritz with water and stamp it on a piece of Distress Watercolor Cardstock. Repeat with the other 4 colors and your background is complete. The Motivation I CMS289 sentiment was colored with purple Distress Markers, then I breathed on it to reactivate the inks and stamped it on a piece of Distress Watercolor Cardstock. I really like the way the lettering isn't solid on the sentiment so it looks worn and distressed. To finish it off I added some Mirrored Stars.
For the sentiment from Motivation 2 CMS290, I stamped the Pine background from the Birch and Pine CMS280 onto a piece of Distress Multi Media Cardstock in Ground Espresso Distress Ink and colored in the background lightly with a blending tool and various brown Distress Inks.
On top of the background, I stamped the motivation using my Misti (I don't have one of these Tim Holtz Stamp Platforms yet!) and inked up the words with the Distress Ink colors I wanted and I inked stamped and inked until each word stood out nicely.
All that to say, when I saw this Mini Motivation CMS292 sentiment, the two circle Brushstrokes CMS293, and the Scribbles and Spirals CMS296 I knew this card had to be made. I couldn't NOT make this card!
Once the paint is dry, ink up the Scribbles stamp with Mustard Seed Distress Ink and stamp it over the whole background. (I used the Spiral Stamp in this picture, but the Scribbles stamp on the actual card.) Once it is dry, lightly color in the rest of the background with a blending tool and the Mustard Seed Distress Ink
Using a slightly dampened paper towel or tea towel, wipe any ink off of the stamped painted image.
Star Fasteners in the corners of the card to complete it.
The last card was inspired by seeing my Distress DIY Custom Ink Pad sitting in my ink storage case. I thought it went perfectly with this quote from the Motivation 3 CMS291
Heartstruck THS073 Layering Stencil, I spritzed the back with plain water using my Distress Sprayer and laid it directly on the paper. I pressed down on it with a dry tea towel, then picked up the stencil and let the water do its work.
To get the stamped image in varied colors like this you first have to make a Distress DIY Custom Ink Pad. Tim has this fantastic tutorial on how to make one. Once you have your own Distress DIY Custom Ink Pad made, you ink up your stamp. Because these stamps are larger than the ink pad, you have to think before you ink. First you ink one end of the stamp, then turn your ink pad 180 degrees and you ink the other end of the stamp. That way the same color is in the middle each time you are inking. See how on my image the Wild Honey is on the top and bottom and then is blends into the Abandoned Coral and then Festive Berries in the center.
Although each card had several steps to it, they were all very simple to make and went together fairly quickly.