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Friday, August 5, 2011

Just Because Card - First Time Distressing

So, last weekend I bought my very first Distress Ink, the Tim Holtz Wild Honey. I have never been very into Distressing, but after watching my friend Janice use her inks in so many ways I decided to take the plunge and give it a try. I also picked up the Victoria Cuttlebug folder while it was 40 percent off since I did not have that one. So I ran a cream paper through with it and then used the ink pad directly to ink over the embossed areas. It makes those areas darker and the rest lighter. It was such a rich golden color that I took some Colorbok gold paper to use with it. I kept the design very simple with the ovals and the sentiments are from dollar stamps from M's. I also added one gold leaf brad to each. Of course I tried to distress the edges too. What do you think?


The Scrapping Seahorse said...

Love it, it came out beautiful. Can't wait to see more distressing from you.

Chloe and Her Clip On Koalas said...

Love your distressing! Great job. I love mine to pieces. I use them on every layout. LOVE that embossing folder too. Such a gorgeous card, as always. x

L.B. said...

love the color effect with the distressing great

Candy said...

Great card! I think it turned out great.