Posts Tagged ‘distress ink’

Home is Where the Books Are!

Friday, May 13th, 2022

 

Happy Friday! Today’s Random Acts of Cardness word is HOME, and I made a card that, for me, has lots of elements of home:

 

 

I’ve used two new stamp and die sets from Avery Elle, Feels Like Home and Feels Like Home Addition. So cute! I had to make sure I included books, a hot beverage (tea for me, please) and a cat. Everything is from the first set except for the reading koala and the sentiment, which come from the addition. Because I can’t help myself, I stamped and embossed with clear embossing powder before colouring everything with Copic markers.  To create a bit of flooring, I masked off the top part of my white panel and lightly applied my antique linen distress ink pad directly to the cardstock. (I should probably reink it, but it adds the perfect variations of colour at the moment!) I added my panel to my card base before arranging everyone into their little scene.

 

 

I’d love to see how you might interpret today’s word prompt! Enjoy your weekend.

Tuesday with Tara {take 346} Saltwater Taffy Smiles

Tuesday, April 12th, 2022

Today I’m sharing a bit of created play with the latest Distress color bundle (which I was a bit slow getting my hands on), Saltwater Taffy!  It’s such a pretty pinky coral tone that really is a shade I’ve found to be missing in the Distress line on more than one occasion- and as I’ve played with it I’m really seeing that it changes depending on the medium and substrate (surface) you use it on. It’ll be a fun one, for sure!   As I do when I get most of the new collections, I get a bit overwhelmed at first and just start out playing- just trying it out and then figure out what I’ll make with it later!  Today that ended up being a delicate tag, which is a bit of a stretch for me… but I’ll be experimenting with the wild side of Saltwater Taffy later, too!

For the tag today I used the regular Distress Ink, Spray Stain, Embossing Glaze & Paint.  I stamped and embossed floral outlines stamps on a tag as well as a sentiment on a smaller white tag with the Embossing Glaze.  I colored some narrow crinkle ribbon (seam binding tape) with the Distress Spray Stain & let it dry overnight.

I smooshed Distress Ink (along with Peeled Paint and Salvaged Patina) on my Kraft sheet to watercolor the flowers loosely, then did a bit of a sheer white paint wash over it and brushed some Distress Paint over the edges of the tag when it was done.

The die cut cut butterfly is honestly a bit of a random touch… I rubbed it in excess ink on my Kraft sheet and then misted it with Mica Spray for some grungy shimmer!  The under layer has a bit of white pencil & distress glitter over Kraft.

All in all, this tag is a bit pretty and a bit grungy and a whole lot Saltwater Taffy!  Hope you like it- I’m looking forward to playing with this new color some more!

Inky hugs (and fingers!)

Tara

Have a Hoppy and Sunny Easter!

Monday, March 21st, 2022

 

The calendar has moved into SPRING here in Canada! (I’m just gonna ignore the snow in the backyard…) And so my word for today’s Random Acts of Cardness challenge: SUNSHINE. I was tempted to make a beach scene, because wow, I miss the beach 😉 , but then my thoughts turned to Easter:

 

 

 

I still wanted to make sure my sun motif was prominent, so I started blending my sky background with some squeezed lemonade distress ink to give my whittle sun a nice sunny glow around it. The rest of the sky is blended with tumbled glass distress ink to keep the background light. I was going to cut the grass out of regular green cardstock, but this Photo Play polka dot paper happened to be out, and I thought it would be a fun addition.  The Easter bunny, eggs and sentiment are all from a mini Lawn Fawn stamp set. There are days I might colour all the different Easter eggs… and days like today when I cut them from scraps of coloured cardstock. 😉

 

 

Are you like me, ready for some spring sunshine? Hope you’ll play along!