Monday, January 4, 2016

Distress ink technique--again

Hi all!

Just popping in quickly, again, to share another card. This one uses a technique I learned from Jennifer McGuire and I LOVE it! Here's my card:

Yes, I know it's winter. We actually had an ice storm last night so I'm not seeing any butterflies around. But, that doesn't mean I can make a butterfly for my card.

I started out by masking the sides of a white panel and then heavily applying distress inks to create an ombre effect. Then, I added some pearl perfect pearl powder on top and the shine is amazing! I then used an embossing folder to add some dimension to the panel and that really does add a nice touch. I used the Lunette butterfly die from Memory Box and chose to keep it white against that lovely blue background. But for the antennae I chose to use a brown cardstock. The sentiment is a die cut from Impression Obsession and that makes things so much easier! I don't have to worry about where I'm going to put the sentiment--especially when the panel has a lot of texture on it. Super easy to do but looks amazing when done.

I made a similar card with different colors a few months ago. If you'd like to that card, click here.

I'll be submitting the card in the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday--anything goes!
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge--a celebration theme

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. A gorgeous card Patricia, a lovely design with such pretty colours........the pearled background is beautiful and a fabulous butterfly and sentiment!!

    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  2. Super beautiufl1 Love the details! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Party” Challenge!


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