Sunday, June 8, 2014

Playing Catch-Up

Guys, I have a new obsession:  distress inks!  Ok, I know I'm late to the game on this one, but seriously, I love them!  I have been following Jennifer McGuire for a while and she does amazing things with distress inks.  I finally got around to getting all of the minis and have started playing with them. Here are a couple cards I made:

For this first card, I got to use a couple of my Stamping Royalty winnings: the Lil' Inker Dad die and the stamp set that goes along with it.  I love how this turned out.  It's masculine and cool.  I am submitting the card for this week's Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge:  Father's Day/Masculine.  

This second card is one of my faves.  The stamps I used are both Stamping Royalty prizes: Amuse Studio Haunted Mansion Background and the sentiment is from Neat and Tangled's Just for You set. 

For both cards, I started by stamping the background with Versamark ink onto watercolor paper, then embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I used the mini inking tool to brush on the distress inks, then spritzed the paper with water to make the colors blend a bit.  After it dried, I used my iron to iron off the embossing so I was left with a smooth finish on the paper.  On the second card, I didn't have any pink paper that went with the colors on the card, so I used the picked raspberry on the edges of plain cardstock and then mounted the watercolor paper on top.  I love how it pulls the raspberry color out of the card.  

That is all for today!  I'll be back tomorrow with more goodies!  Until then...

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1 comment:

  1. Fabulous cards Cristine, I love the colours on your masculine card.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx


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