Distress Ink Colourful Background

DT member Elaine here sharing this colourful thank you card.  I have used my Narky Finishing Sentiments stamp set to create a fun backgrounIMG_7350d panel to use on my card.  Details and how-to are below!

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I started with a piece of plain white cardstock measuring slightly larger than an American A2 size card.  I used an embossing buddy to coat the whole piece of card and then placed it in my misti stamping tool.  I arranged all the stamps that I wanted to use from the Narky Finishing Sentiments stamp set and then inked them all up with Versamark Ink.  I then coated the card panel with clear embossing powder and heat set.

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I filled in any gaps using little stamps from Lawn Fawn’s ‘Love Letters’ stamp set, inked again with Versamark ink & clear embossing powder.

Next I took three shades of distress inks and blended on all three shades in random areas on to the card bringing the clear embossed images and sentiments to life.


Once my panel was complete I cut it down using the largest rectangle die from Waffle Flower Crafts’ Lacey Layers die set.

For the white card panel across the front I cut down a piece of white card (from my scraps pile) with my MFT Die-namics Stitched Scallop Edges 2 dies and then cut it down to my desired width (4.25″).  This was secured to the front of my card with liquid adhesive.



I stamped the two birds from ‘Love Letters’ stamp set along with the open envelope and ‘thank you sentiment’ on to copic friendly cardstock (make it colour) with memento tuxedo black ink and then coloured with copic markes:

  • Envelope: C3, C1, C00
  • Birds: Y15, Y13, Y11, YR04 (beaks)
  • Letter: RV55, RV52

I used glossy accents for the beaks and a black glaze gel pen to accent the eyes.  To adhere the birds and envelope to the card I used small pieces of foam tape.  As a final embellishment to the card I put some dots of gloss white nuvo drops.

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Hugs Within

Hugs! Everyone loves a hug. Back in January of this year I coloured this super sweet image from Gerda Steiner Designs for the 30 Day Colouring Challenge (click the link for information and to join the most recent challenge which started on 1st June 2018).

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Gerda Steiner Designs – Warm Fuzzies

I hadn’t managed to get around to putting the image on to a card but as soon as I saw the wonderful ‘Sealed with a Kiss’ stamp set I knew I had to make a card just so I could use one of the hug related sentiments on my envelope!

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For the card I embossed the ‘All Prettied Up’ Dies from Mama Elephant on to the front of the card using my Big Shot and a silicone mat. I fussy cut the image and then secured it on to the front of the card using foam tape. The sentiment was stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I finished off the card with some Pale Periwinkle Nuvo Jewel Drops.

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For the envelope I used the ‘Hugs Within’ stamp along the top seal of the envelope with Hero Arts Ombre Ink in ‘Light Purple to Grape Juice’.

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