Distress inks are one of those things for me. I bought a few over the years and would try to stamp with them and the results were never good. If I knew then that they were not meant for detailed stamping, I would not have bought the few I had. But if I knew how FABULOUS they were for coloring white cardstock and distressing images, I would have stocked up on the entire collection. And when I made today's card, it could not have proven my point more.
Here is a card I created this morning using two challenges for inspiration. Merry Monday inspired the colors, and My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club inspired the sketch.
I used three distress inks to color my ornaments. The blending of the color and the way the edges standout . . . well, let's just say that I'm not always mesmerized by things, but I just gazed at these ornaments. The ornament dies and stamps are from the Christmas Ornaments Die-namics and Stamp Set made by My Favorite Things. These started out white, and I embossed the top two using clear embossing powder. The bottom ornament has one of the dies from the set on it which was embossed with some Iridescent Ice embossing powder.
The ornament tops were covered with Versamark and then double embossed with silver embossing powder.
Three words . . . THIS WAS FUN!
I love to create when the creating is good.
Cardstock: Bazzill and Neenah
Pattern Paper: American Crafts Pow and Stampin' Up DSP
Stamps: Christmas Ornaments from My Favorite Things
Dies: Die-Namics Christmas Ornaments from My Favorite Things
Ink: Ranger Distresss and Archival Inks; Versamark
Ribbon: Close To My Heart
Other: Stampin' Up Clear and Silver Embossing Powders; Eyelet Outlet Rhinestones