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Card Making Inspiration with Distress Inks

by Teresa Horner | October 20, 2017
Card Making Inspiration with Distress Inks

Good morning and welcome to our blog today.  Since we are partnering with Tim Holtz products i thought i would have some fun with our Francheville Pastel Card assortment and make up a few cards to share with all of you.

So mind you-- all these cards i did in only about an hour.  And--- i just used a few basic supplies to do them so it's something you really can have fun with and be creative with too.  I love Distress inks for so many reasons.  You can use them to stencil, create backrounds, stamp with and also to color your papers if they don't match with what you are doing.  For this card i stenciled my pink card base with the Starry Stencil in pink and cut a few die cuts to put under my flowers to add a bit more shape to my card.  These were cut out of the same cards but i inked them with the same pink distress ink i used for the stencil and then added ribbon and flowers and leaves that i cut from a green card in the box.  So, so easy right? ......

And here is just a closeup so you can see how pretty the Bella Floral flowers look together. You get lots of pretty shades in the package and if they don't match then add a little ink to them too.
For this card i used the same Spellbinders die and embossed it and then stenciled with the Distress ink on the inside of the die to shade it and make it match with the starry stencil i used for the base of the card.  I found some pretty lavender ribbon and a gorgeous pearl bling swirl and tied all of it to the middle and it's all done.  You could add a pretty sentiment right below the ribbon too if you want.

And for my last card i layered 4 colors of Distress ink on my craft matt and sprayed it with a mister and then dabbed my light pink card into it so that it would be splotchy and nice.  I dried it with my heat tool and then layered the same starry stencil over the top and inked that in purple.  I really love the vintage kind of feel that this one had so i cut the piece down a little smaller and matted it on a purple card and finished it with a pretty pink flower.

And here too is a closeup of how the base of the card came out with the stenciling.  So fun!!
Francheville: Pastel Cards and Envelopes
Bella Bling Swirl in ivory pearl
Spellbinders Die by Becca Feeken: Chantilly Lace Breanna's corset

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