Sunday, April 22, 2012

Getting messy with ink

Today I quickly gave the front room a quick tidy and Hoover because I was eager to get crafty with the goodies I bought yesterday. Hubby was really kind and tackled the kitchen, washing and made the dinner (you gotta love them x)

I started by embossing with the new splodge away mask,then came the messy part with the inks I used Tom holtz distressing inks in various colours to ink the background using the splodge away may. Once I was happy with the blending I scrunched up wet kitchen roll and randomly dabbed across the surface this gives a lovely effect,then came the stamps a mix of inks and voila,but I didn't stop there I then took my versa magic ink pad and swooshed it across the embossed part then I lightly dusted it with mica powders, to finish I distressed the edges. To be honest I didn't really like the large image in the centre but that didn't matter as I knew it would be covered with the stamped image I was using on my card.

As the background has a masculine look I wanted a male image so chose the LOTV stamp again this was painted with distress inks. I finished the card with lots of ribbon knots and sticklers the greeting is an old kanban one. This card is getting put away for the kids to give to their Dad on fathers day.
Cupcake Inspirations - ive taken my inspiration from the colours used
Stamping for the weekend - Sparkle and shine


Tina said...

love the colors and the ribons..thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

sweetie dt

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Hazel said...

Hi karen

Beautiful card - love the image, such fab colours and layout too.

Be back to see you soon.

Toodle pip

Hazel x

Rene said...

This is fantastic! Love the colors and layout...and what a super cute image! Thank you so much for linking up at Cupcake Inspirations this week and good luck!
Rene :D