Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Embrace Your Distress Inks
I recently received my order from Stampers Anonymous, and all I can say is, I'm in love! I used a couple of different stamp sets form the Tim Holtz Collection, I used from the Mini Muse and Natures Moments sets for this card.
I used Distress Inks for the background along with the stamped images. I have to admit when I started trying a couple colors of these inks, I wasn't sure about them. Turns out I just didn't know how to use them, or harness the multitude of different looks that could be achieved. Tim Holtz has wonderful tutorials on his web site.
For the background I used Broken China, and Weathered Wood Distress Inks. I then used Old Paper and a bit of Perfect Pearls in my Mini Mister and lightly misted the whole card. I din't use any particular color of Perfect Pearls, I like to take extras from other projects and mixing them all together. The main image is from the Nature's Moments stamp set. I inked up with Shabby Shutters and Worn Lipstick. The sentiment is two separate stamps from the Mini Muse set. I stamped embrace with Milled Lavender, I like this because it has more of a watermark effect. The second part of the sentiment is stamped in Concord Grape.
I love the overall look of this card, it has spring written all over it! Hope you enjoy!
Posted by janna at 1:39 PM