Sometimes fate has a cruel sense of humor, just sayin'...
I sat down to FINALLY work on some scrapping on National Scrapbooking Day on Saturday with this idea in my head...I really, really needed a piece of white core red cardstock. No matter how hard I looked through my stash, I just couldn't find one. Now, this is probably because a) I don't buy white colored cardstock in general because it cuts horribly on my electronic cutter, b) I tend to use up a lot of red (you know, primary colors for kids, OSU, etc...), c)Hobby Lobby (crafts etc.) cardstock is solid cored, and d) JoAnn's switched to Coredinations instead of DCWV for their individual sheets of cardstock. So, since I can't seem to find a Coredination sheet with white on the inside...just the whitewashed sheets with it on the outside, I had to improvise.
I found a sheet of salmon pink colored white core stock, inked it with some cherry red pigment ink, dried, then cut, crumpled, sanded, distressed my letters and added crackle accents to the top.
Now, that comment about fate and her twisted ways? I was already planning to make the page about daybreak and my daughter's unbelievable ability to beat the sun up every morning, when what did I find digging through my acrylic stamps (which, sadly, have previously been hoarded and not used)? A ROOSTER! Time to ink it up with the same pigment ink, a perfect match (though the reflections don't look like it on these pics).