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Sunday, 8 January 2012

Distress Ink 4 Flower Card

You will never believe this, but I only used 2 colours of cardstock to make this card, black and vanilla! The beautiful colours are thanks to Tim Holtz and the folks at Ranger! I am lovin' my new collection of Distress inks and I challenged myself to see how many colours I could use on one card, grand total, 7!!
The card base is a 5 1/2" sq black card. The first layer is a 5 1/4" sq piece of vanilla cardstock that has been sponged with Spiced Marmalade and edged with Vintage Photo. The next layer of believe it or not, vanilla cardstock, has been stamped with a swirly flourish, embossed with clear embossing powder then blended with both Peeled Paint and Broken China. The squares under the flowers are black 2" and vanilla 1 3/4". The vanilla is edged with Tea Dye. The flowers are stamped in Broken China, Fired Brick, Concord Grape and Spiced Marmalade and edged with Vintage Photo. The leaves punched using Stampin' Up!'s Two Step Bird punch are from,you guessed it, vanilla cardstock, then sponged with Peeled Paint.  I topped off the flowers with some buttons, and voila, a colourful card make from black and vanilla  card stock!


  1. Is this the card we will be making on the 27th Jennifer?
    Looks great!

  2. Ok, I can make cards, but I'm sooo techno- challenged when it comes to computers! I have tried 3 times to post a reply! Yes, this is the card we are making. We are going to make a distressed bookmark first so everyone can get comfy with the new tools and techniques. I can't wait!! Hi to Tracey, see you guys at card night!!

    1. I really enjoyed your class last night. This card was so much fun. You are an awesome Teacher.
      I hope others will see how much energy and talent you have. You were right, the ink does come off so I can go to work today. Keep designing Jen!

    2. Thanks Kathi, that means a lot coming from you!!