Hi! Lisa here!
Ooooh! I am having so much fun with the Crafter's Companion Stamp It images!! This week's card features the Compass image.
I made a 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" side fold card. I put the Compass image on a 4" x 4" square of paper suitable for mixed media images. I used this paper so I could use my watercolor pencils to add color. You could also use watercolor paper or any other paper suitable for wet media. I scribbled with the side of the "lead" in the pencil (instead of the point) right on top of the image. I used several different colors over the image. Then, with a wet brush, I blended out the colors. I tried not to get it overly wet when blending. I used my heat tool to speed up the drying. This left the paper "warped". I liked the effect so I decided not to try to flatten it out. After the piece was dry, I tore the edges off. I used the DTP (direct to paper) method and put chalk ink around the torn edges.
The card itself was made from some brown pre-embossed card stock. I sanded it to bring out the design and to distress the edges of the card. The next layer was done in pale yellow. I edged it in the chalk ink. I put it onto the card (offset to the left) using the Crafter's Companion Extra Strong Permanent Tape Runner. I punched a design on the bottom of a pinkish-red card stock and then edged it with the chalk ink. I stapled the image piece to the pinkish-red card stock. This was then adhered to the yellow layer. Please refer to the picture for placement of layers.
I cut a piece of text weight, cream colored paper the same size as the card. I folded it in half and then cut off about 1/8 " from the height and 1/8" from the width. I edged the paper with the chalk ink. I attached the card insert with adhesive to the inside of the card.