Posts Tagged ‘Distress Paint’

Tuesday with Tara {take 354} butterfly wish

Tuesday, May 31st, 2022

Happy Tuesday!  Today I’m sharing a super simple but bright & cheery card inspired by the SNS Challenge word “blend”… my background layer started as a stamped background I made that I just really didn’t like.  I decided to pull out some paints and do a subtle ombre blend over it to make it something I could use!

I blended together Distress Paint in Speckled Egg, Salvaged Patina & Cracked Pistachio, from left to right across the Cardstock.  I trimmed the outline portion of the butterfly from this card and layered it over some corrugated scraps I’d splattered and sprayed over with some Dina Wakley paints (which gave it a glossy finish). I added a spritz of mica spray for extra shine!

I finished off the card with more simple die cutting- bold text cut from my background (yep, that’s the ‘wish’ I used on last week’s card!) and a deckled edge and a bit of twine!

That’s really all there is to this card- super simple, ready to be shared with a friend 🙂

Inky hugs,


Tuesday with Tara {take 340} Hey Ombre!

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2022

Hey you, happy Tuesday!

Over in our Facebook Challenge Group the theme of the day is OMBRE!  It’s always a fun theme, picking several colors that flow together… today, they are all the same color family working from light to dark.

Today’s cute card features some fun ombre accents on another trio of tags!  This time I chose to use Kraft tags (you KNOW I love me some Kraft!) with the adorable hot dog stamps by Tracey Hey.

I knew these sweet designs would look fabulous simply stamped in black ink, allowing me to play with a fun ombre look using shades of green Distress Paint on the edges of the tags!  I’ve used Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint and Rustic Wilderness together here, just brushed a different color along the edge of each tag and then added some splatters using the paint on one of the stamps in the set.

I cleaned off my brush between colors on a scrap of Cardstock and decided afterwords that it would be a fun touch to also stamp the balloons on that painted paper.  Since the ink was slow to dry on the painted surface, I added some embossing powder to speed things up and give it a bit of of shine.  The strings are some soft fabric wire which was easy to shape and then glue into place exactly where I wanted it.

I hope you like it and are inspired by this simple way to make an ombre card!

Inky (& painty!) hugs,


Tuesday with Tara {take 296} Paintbrush Tickles

Tuesday, April 20th, 2021

Happy Tuesday!

When I got the Wishing You Happiness stamp set, I couldn’t wait to play with these little cuties with their paintbrushes… I wanted to pair them with some fun painty backgrounds and the recent live by Tim Holtz featuring Distress Paint was great inspiration!  I still haven’t watched the entire thing yet (I think it’s 3 hours long), but there’s some fantastic techniques to check out if you haven’t yet!  If you’re short on time like I almost always am, you can catch the technique I took my inspiration from starting at the 52 minute mark.  He calls it paint lifting and it’s a favorite technique of mine using stencils with paint- I’ve done it a bunch with Dina’s paints, but this was my first try with Distress!

I created a simple background on a piece of white card that was approximately 5.5 x 4.25″ using Distress Paint in Twisted Citron, Broken China ,Crackling Campfire & Chipped Sapphire.  I did some paint lifting through a couple different stencils (Dotty Lottie & Broken Fence) and I finished it off with a few splatters of Picket Fence Distress Spray Stain.

Taking inspiration from a different curved sentiment in this set, I decided to use a curved edge die to trim my background design and stamped the little mouse & sentiment along the curve.  For simplicity (and time!) I didn’t even color my image, just stamped with Twilight Versafine Ink for a nice bold image.

I chose to make the second card vertical with the smaller piece of my painted background along the fold.  Again, I left the card design very simple.  I love how you can really see my brush strokes in the chipped sapphire paint!

The splatters on this one were a bit bigger than I intended, but it makes the small piece a lot more interesting!  I love how these cards combine mixed media techniques with a clean & simple design.

Here’s a look at the pair of cards together… can you tell I was inspired by my sweet & silly grandson when I was making them?

Inky hugs,