Birthday Card made for a Friends Mom

by Kelly

I recently went to the craft show at the NEC and brought Tim Holtz distress inks for the first time and wow they are so versatile and easy to use.

I have been experimenting with different techniques and found there no wrong ways to use them just go along with the flow and see the amazing results.

First I used one of the Imagination Crafts stencils and used different colours to create the background under the flowers.

I used a textured square card and used a Fiskers stencil to cut out a frame from the middle and backed my creation to the back so it showed through the front of the card.

I created the butterflies again with one of Imagination Craft stencils and used my water pen and distress inks to paint them.

The flowers I made using ribbon a technique I learned years ago at the NEC. For the flower on the bottom of the card I used Organza strips and used one of the tutorial videos on this site.

Christina says ...

You are right about Distress Inks they are a very useful addition to any crafters stash.

You can also use them to watercolor with and you will find several video tutorials on how to do this in the Tutorials section

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Nov 27, 2014
by: Jenny Cottam

Love your card, Kelly. Good job with the distress inks. Have yet to get some so must give them a go soon.

Nov 23, 2014
Interesting card
by: Arlene

What an interesting card, some of the techniques I haven't tried yet, I bought some distress inks but haven't got to grips with them, so Christina I will be heading over to the tutorial to educate myself. Well done Kelly for your imaginative card. I'm jealous.

Nov 23, 2014
by: rinda

very nice!

Nov 23, 2014
Birthday Card made for a Friends Mom

Hello Kelly

The card you have created is lovely. I like the flowers and look as they have been done in narrow loops. Can you tell us more about how you did them please. Nice box too

Nov 22, 2014
hi christina
by: kelly

thanks for you comments and i will surely take a look at the tutorials for painting with distress inks

kelly xx

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