Monday 25 September 2023

Distress Ink Blending

Hi There...

Last week I spotted a gorgeous card by the lovely Barbara at @btarayao, and it inspired me to get out my stronger colours of Distress Inks and get blending!  

Firstly I blended the four colours on a sheet of Bristol Smooth, the blending didn't look that even, but then I splattered with water, then white and gold watercolours which make all the difference.  I stamped with a deeper colour using a script background stamp which also gives texture as Barbara had done.

Then I used a rectangle stitched die to cut out the centre, adding a scalloped die to the back of the cut panel.  I used 3D foam tape to adhere the panel back onto the centre.

I used some white card to diecut this gorgeous flower, which is an older Memory Box die that I've had for years, but thought it was right for this card.  I cut it and layered 3 times to give depth.  Lastly..  I cut a little hello word die from gold mirri and adhered it alongside the flower.  I added the whole panel to a white card base and it was done!

Card Info:
Dies - Memory Box Hollyhock Stem, Sunny Studio Fancy Frames Rectangles, 
MFT Stitched Rectangles, Altenew Sweet Sentiments, 
Stamp - MFT Romantic Script
Distress Inks - Carved Pumpkin, Barn Door, Festive Berries and Picked Raspberry

I really loved how this card turned out - and will no doubt be using this design again with other dies and maybe different colours...  so thank you so much Barbara for the inspiration!

Happy Crafting...

1 comment:

If you like what you see and have a moment, please say hello.. it means a lot to me..
Christine x