I love technique...and I love trying new ones. It's just like any time you try something new...there may be a few misses! This is my first time doing this...I need to work on it a little bit...just like I need to work on my coloring skills! But isn't it oh so fun to keep trying.
So...what is this new technique you ask? Inking on coffee filters! I had seen this on Virginia Lu's blog (Yes, Viriginia) where she had decorated a little ice cream container with coffee filters and paint and repurposed it for her craft room. It was so cute and looked like fun...and let's face it...coffee filters are dirt cheap!
I inked my coffee filter with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink, stamped them with some older Hero Arts stamps I have, cut them out and spritzed them with some Glimmer Mist.
I inked a plain piece of cardstock for a mat and also for the sentiment (which was also from a Hero Arts set I have). Birds and Swirls Cuttlebug folder was used for a little embossing...and lastly, I added a few Teresa Collins pearls to the centers of the flowers.
Very simple, very easy and kind of cool the way the flowers are a little peek a boo see through!