Sunday, 30 May 2010

Father's Day Card Using Distress Inks

As some of you know, I went to a Demo this morning at a local craft store. Although I'd already got some distress inks and used them on few projects, I hadn't fully appreciated how versatile they can be. The only problem is I now have not only a Promarker habit but a Distress Ink one too!!!

The fabulous Lindsay Mason was demonstrating Ranger products and I can now thank her for making me a fair bit poorer financially, but a whole lot richer creatively! I learnt loads of new techniques and gleaned loads of wonderful tips. I was so keen to make something that I came home and made this card.

The background that the image is stamped onto was created using Distress Inks which have then been sprayed with water and blotted with tissues. I've then stamped the owl and coloured it using Distress Inks. The image has then been matted and layered. The Card Candy has been coloured with Promarkers.

Purple Cows Guillotine
Mister Bottle
X-cut corner punch
Tim Holtz Blender

Cardstock & Papers - The Papermill
Tim Holtz Distress Inks (Chipped Sapphire, Broken China, Victorian Velvet, Forest Moss, Spiced Marmalade, Brown Corduroy)
Swirly Bird Stamps - Personal Impressions
Anita's Tacky Glue
Card Candy - Craftwork Cards
Promarkers (Marsh Green)

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
The Pink Stamper - Father's Day
Pear Tree Designs - sketch
Crafty Catz Challenge - the boyz are back
Passion for Promarkers - anything goes


  1. Wow Claire, this is stunning, a work of art xxx

  2. such an elegant card Claire. us crafters are a very prone to crafty stash addictions but unfortunately i haven't found a cure. actually, don't mind suffering!!!!! Anyway, thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs for our first challenge. Hope to see some more distressed cards in our future challenges. Clare (DT) X

  3. Oh, lovely. Love the background and the image is brilliant, perfect mans card. Thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs.

  4. Love the rich colours on this and you've used some fab techniques with great effect.Thanks for taking part in the first Pear Tree Designs challenge.Hope you'll join us again.
    Lisa x

  5. Great card for a man and I love the background, I'm addcited to Distress inks (and ProMarkers!) too ! Thanks for joining us at PFP. Sue C x

  6. This is gorgeous and perfect for a man's card. I'm glad I don't live anywhere near where they do demonstrations because I think I would become addicted to just about everything lol!!!

  7. oh wow this is just stunning, the way you have faded the owl's background in amazing!! well done :) xx

  8. Hi
    A fabulous card,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz,
    Hugs Dianne xx

  9. Hi there, what a great man's card, I always get stuck with them, lol! Promarkers are my favs at the moment, loving your little owl image too. Thanks for joining us over at Pear Tree Designs, hugs Heidi xx

  10. Fab card.. I love distressed stuff.. I have seen Lyndsay Mason and she is very talented... :) Christine x

  11. This is fab. Love the owl and the background is brilliant - will have to try it sometime. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Catz this week
    Suzanne x

  12. Ooh what fantastic new techniques - the background looks brilliant. Jaqui x


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