Friday, April 12, 2019

Blooming Lovely Card Using Distress Inks - Dot

Welcome back to Lost Coast Portal to Creativity where Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda collide to bring you twice the inspiration and double the fun!

Hi everyone,
it's Dot here with a card tutorial for you for this fortnight's challenge
'Blooming Lovely Flowers'.

This card uses a couple of ATC stamps and the Grungy Flower Profile.

Here we go:
Step 1: Smooch a little distress ink on your craft sheet and spritz with a little water (I used Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge and Aged Mahogany). Swipe your card through the ink, dry, and dab again.  Just keep going with dabbing and drying until you have a background that you are happy with.

Step 2: Stamp the Grunge Flower Profile (lady) onto white card and the flower ATC from ATC Doodle Set with black ink.  Cut out the lady and some of the larger flowers. Go around the edges of the images with a little black soot ink (just to take away the white edges). Put aside for later.

Step 3: Using the ATC Doodle set, ink up the stamp with Orange Blossom Archival ink (I was going to use Rusty Hinge DO - but I couldn't find it) and randomly stamp some flowers diagonally across your card.  I placed my lady onto the background a couple of times to help me work out where the flowers would go.

Step 4: Using the lovely scrolling script from the ATC Text Set I stamped around some of the edges with black ink. To me this helps create a little border and it also helps to anchor the lady image a little.



Step 5: Attach the flowers and Grunge Flower Profile to your card.  Trim off the bits that go over the edge of your background. Matt and layer the outer card.


Isn't she gorgeous?
  • I started to fiddle a bit, as you do, and added some watered down distress ink to a couple of the flowers.
  • Using black and white is a great way to make images pop.
  • Use a larger piece of cardstock than you need for your background, you can then choose the most interesting bits to be your background when you cut it down.
And there you have it ... distress inks are still so much fun to play with.

A reminder that our fortnightly challenge is now over on facebook as well as here.
There is still time for you to join in!  
There are a couple of days left for the Blooming Lovely challenge.



Happy Stamping!
Dot x



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