Southwest Note Cardby Anne Harada, Guest Designer
I was over the moon when I heard Kathy was designing Southwest themed dies to add to the FS Precision Dies line! The card I have for you today uses both the Kokopelli character and Zia symbol from the FRA-DIE-09409 "Kokopelli and Zia (set of two)" set.
I have always loved this little Kokopelli guy, and I am thrilled to now have the image available as a die!
I started my card by creating a background with Distress Inks. I randomly tapped several colors of the minis onto an acrylic block, then generously misted it with water so the colors starting blending together.
Next, I turned the block onto my white card panel.
I let it sit on there for just a few seconds so the colors would soak a bit into the cardstock. After removing the block, I heat set the ink (mostly because I was too impatient to wait for it to dry naturally LOL!).
When the ink dries, it tends to soften the colors some which is typically a good thing when you're going for that watercolor look!
Next, I added texture with a Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, then stamped my sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black ink onto the lower left corner.
I mounted the background panel onto a black cardstock layer and then die cut the Kokopelli and Zia and adhered them to the panel. Done!
DO try out some of these new and unique dies from the Southwest series! I love playing with them and will have more samples to share soon! TFL!!