Birthday Card made for a Friends Mom
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