Happy Monday! It is hard to believe it is the end of June and July will be upon us in just a couple days. Although it is raining here, it has been a marvelous day. My daughter and I ran a few errands this morning and one stop was Hobby Lobby so I could us a gift card I received at the end of the school year. I chose a few Spare Parts embellishments on sale for 50% off and I let my daughter pick out a package of my new favorite...Ranger Distress Inks mini pads. : ) I also found a small, but fun storage case to hold them (see below).
Today's project is a continuation from yesterday...die-cut negatives with watercolors. I wanted to have a couple thank you cards in my stash and I used two other color inks.
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First, I used the Wild Card Cricut cartridge to cut out Thanks. Then I used dusty concord and spiced marmalade inks to create the watercolor backgrounds/splatter.
I found a piece of dark purple card stock in my scrap box to use for the back layer. Butterflies and sequins were added for a bit of pizzazz.
When we returned home we decided we better look to see what colors I have and what colors I still need...I don't want any more duplicates if it can be avoided. I found this color chart on-line and printed a copy for my binder. Easy to check off and search for future colors. I already know I want mowed lawn, salty ocean, festive berries, and a few others!
Here is the Tim Holtz storage container I bought. It holds 12 mini pads, and I only have 8 so far (I also have 8 large pads). I did see another package I wanted, so it will be full soon! How do you store your ink pads? How many do you have?
Thanks for stopping by!