Sunday, 9 March 2014

More Greens and OLCs

These cards use a technique using distressing inks.
The technique was recently demonstrated by Zoe on the fb group Mad Crafters Giggles.

 I was looking for greens
according to this colour combo:

Probably the distress inks are a little more muddy...

The idea is to tape down the card blank with masking tape, tear a piece of scrap paper down the middle and tape the pieces over the base leaving a gap.

Distress ink is then applied to this gap.
 I used 'forest moss', 'shabby shutters' and 'evergreen bough'.

I then overprinted with this lovely stamp - Star Flowers from darkroom door in Australia.
 Here's one of my green cards:

I am linking this card to Colour Q Challenge 231

Star Flowers - reliably flower all year round in Australia.

Having seen the above picture I decided to do a pink version.

This time I used a cream card base rather than white
 and 'Victorian velvet', 'spun sugar' and 'worn lipstick'.

Happy Crafting!


  1. Wow!! CAS...I like the way you have used the distress inks..

  2. Very cool effect! Thank you so much for sharing with us at the colourQ!

  3. Super creations, fun technique!
    Thanks for taking part in the one layer challenge at LIM this week
    Anne (Guest LIM commenter)

  4. great effect

    Thanks for joining us this week
    Jen xx
    Less Is More

  5. What a cool technique! It's perfect for a one layer card and adds such interest! Thanks for joining us at colourQ!

  6. Fabulous, terrifically cool cards

    Thank you for supporting LIM

  7. Fab card, love your technique, thanks for joining us at ColourQ, hugs, Sarah x


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