Thursday, June 16, 2011

"Be Strong, Be Bold" - Distress Ink by Tim Holtz

Welcome to Thursday!!
We are one day away from Friday!

I sure hope the weather will smarten up so we can enjoy this lovely June weekend! I know the forecast says it won't, but stranger things have happened.

Anyhow, I'm here to tell you that Scrapbooker's Paradise is having a new Feature Product! Tim Holtz Distress Ink! Yup, it is on sale, aaaand, I believe if you head over to Scrapbooker's Paradise Ponderings you may even be able to enter to win some free Distress Ink! Woo!

To celebrate our Feature Product at Scrapbooker's Paradise, I made these two cards. I used "Vintage Photo" and "Tea Dye" coloured Distress Inks and some older papers by Pink Paislee and My Minds Eye. There wasn't a paper, cardstock, patterened or vintage, used in this card that wasn't "mucked-up" with Distress Ink. I love inking my papers because if the colours are a little off, you can make them all coordinate with ink!

I inked the wings stamp with the Tea Dye ink and then used a little Vintage Photo on the tips of the wings, then I spritzed the stamp with a tiny bit of water before stamping it down on the white paper... this gives the stamped image kind of a watercolour effect. Then, I rubbed some Tea Dye on the white paper to make it less stark. Finally, I used the Vintage Photo to ink the edges of the white paper. I rubbed the "Vintage Photo" and "Tea Dye" on all the other papers involved as well.

Thanks for dropping by,
I hope you like my cards and that you'll leave a comment before going!

Don't forget to check out Scrapbooker's Paradise to buy some Distress Inks for yourself at our special Featured Product price and check out our blog to see what our other design team artist, Hannah, made!

Tim Holtz Distress Ink
regularly priced $6.50
on special for $5.50
June 16th to 30th


NickelNook said...

Great cards Sara! Lots of inky goodness and you know I love the sentiment! :o)

jengd said...

Wonderful job "mucking it up." :) They're great!

Theresa said...

I really like the colors you used on your cards.

mcwilld said...

Love the simple tip, Sara, of just Distress Inking old stash paper until it matches and looks great! Thanks for all your contributions.

Gail said...

oh wow. . . love the cards, especially what you did inside - very rustic and oh so charming!

i learned a technique in painting class where you take tissue paper, crumple it up then modge podge into onto your medium (wood sign) and add a lil more mp, let dry then paint base colour, let dry. then add a patina oil stain and wipe with an alcohol solution on a cloth to pull or soften the patina where you want it. . . the results are similar to the inside of your card. . . i love that look!

Great work Sara!

Sparkly Pink Star said...

awesome cards, I love the wings stamp too!

Cindy C. said...

Awesome card, so rich with both colours and details!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

These cards are gorgeous! So much detail and work in creating these! TYFS ;D

Gail said...

Hi ya Sara. . . my special cable friend ;o)

Hey thanks for your encouragement on my sbroom redo. . . I'm not always confident in my choices - but am learning to take more chances!

Thx again ~ Blessings!