i've been away far too long... i think it's high time i got back into the blogging groove! need to drum up some new followers, and provide some inspiration for my current peeps! :)
so - speaking of inspiration, i have made a bunch of card-packs recently, based on a lovely (and luckily, EASY) technique i found on the Ranger website. those folks (especially t!m holtz - my craft guru as you probably all know) sure do know how to inspire the masses!
let's get started - i was careful to take step-by-step photos as i went along, so i could share my efforts with you all.
DISTRESS INK BLENDING - CARD SETS
|MY FINISHED SET|
tools required for this project:
- 4 Distress inks in coordinating colours, light to dark for a graduated look
- black ink
- foam blending tool
- 3"x5" sticky notes
- white cardstock, 4" x 5 1/4"
- cardstock for the card base, 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (kraft or black look great, but use whatever colour you like that coordinates with the Distress Ink colours you choose)
- a large background stamp, at least 4" long so you don't have to try and line it up
- a long, tall stamp in your choice of image
- a sentiment stamp
- corner punch of your choice (i used a small corner rounder)
|begin by choosing 4 Distress Ink colours that go well together - a light colour first, then continuing darker colours. you will finish with the darkest colour. (my choices were Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Weathered Wood, and Broken China)|
|ink up your stamp with black ink - i used Colorbox chalk ink in Blackbird, but have also used Momento Tuxedo Black for a nice, crisp image|
|please off your sticky note masks to reveal the great, uneven edging|
karin the crafty girl