Posts Tagged ‘distress inks’

Inspired by you

Sunday, April 24th, 2022

Hello all! Kia back with you today to share my card for day 25 of the Random Act of Cardness series. Today’s prompt word is “Flowers”.

I have used flowers by Honey Bee Stamps, which I stamped on vellum using Seedless Preserves distress ink. My background is done using a Paper Rose die to cut a piece which I used as a stencil, adding embossing ink, then heat embossing with Broken China distress ink.

When the heat embossing was finished I added distress ink in Seedless Preservcs around the edges of the heat embossed panel and attached it to my card base using foam tape.

I then inked up the centre die piece using the left over ink from my distress ink Seedless Preserves brush and attached the piece to the card using foam strips. To the back of the blooms I added vellum tape from my EZ runner.

To finish my card I stamped the sentiment using VersaFine Clair ink, trimmed it and added to the card again using foam strips.

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Home Grown

Monday, April 18th, 2022

Hello all!  Kia here with you for today’s Random Act of Cardness.  My prompt name is Bunny.  But where is the Bunny you ask?  He is coming, so not to worry.

But first I would like to detail the front of my card.  For my background I did some smooshing with Antique Linen, Gathered Twigs, Walnut Stain and Black Soot distress inks.  Once the background was dry I embossed it using Tim Holtz Embossing Folder Doily.

I then die cut the carrots, doing the same technqiue using Crackling Campfire, Gathered Twigs, Twisted Citron and Rustic Wilderness.  I also died the ribbon with the Rustic Wilderness.

Gathering the carrots together I wrapped the ribbon around them, attaching them to my background using foam strips, then stamped the sentiment using VersaFine Clair ink in Tulip Red.

 On the inside of the card I did the background the same way as the front using Twisted Citron and Rustic Wilderness, and is also embossed with the Doily embossing folder.  I then die cut the grass from Impression Obsession and attached it to the background.

And here is the Bunny, which I have done using Antique Linen and Gathered Twigs. For the face I used Copic markers in 100, R11 and R22. The carrots are done using the Crackling Campfire, Twisted Citron and Rustic Wilderness.

From a left over carrot I made the crumbs at the bottom of the card using a tiny hole punch and made the sentiment using my Brother Label Machine.

I usually have a good time making my cards, but this card was particularily fun to make. I think it is all the details that came together which made it fun.

Thank you for stopping by today. I will see you next time.


Somebunny I Love

Monday, February 21st, 2022

Inspiration time for today’s Random Acts of Cardness prompt: STENCILS!



This little guy is probably my very favourite bunny stamp – I have a little figurine that looks just like him that my grandmother gave me when I was very young. <3  To start the card, I blended shaded lilac, blueprint sketch and chipped sapphire distress inks using a My Favorite Things watercolour wash stencil. With the stencil still in place, I applied a layer of Nebula glitter gel over the inks. While that dried, I stamped and coloured my bunny with Copics before die cutting him and the crescent moon. I also stamped and embossed the sentiment, and coloured the strip with the leftover ink on my purple brush. Once the background (finally) dried, it was an easy task to put everything together.



I hope you’ll consider joining February’s challenge! Have a great week.