Posts Tagged ‘Distress inks’

I have been crazy busy working on some scrapbook projects. I will post pictures s soon as I finish them, but in the meanwhile here’s a card.

I wanted to give a friend of mine a thank you card and I realized my stash of cards is pitiful. I really need to start stocking up on cards so I always have a few handy. Anyway, I didn’t mind too much, this gal deserved to have a card made especially for her. 🙂


I am waiting for some new Magnolia stamps to arrive, but even when I get my hands on them I don’t think I’ll cast aside Tilda with her cupcake, she’s just too damn cute! She is coloured with distress inks and I hope that all my practicing is paying off… lol

There’s also some Liquid Pearls, Stickles, chalks (oh my, haven’t used those in ages!) Primas and lace. The sentiment is from Reprint and the background text is a Swedish stamp called letter from Toscana, but I forget who made it.

Ok, off to work on my scrapbook project. Thanks for visiting!


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I needed a birthday card and decided to do the sketch on Mojo Monday blog. Love their sketches and this was no different. I coloured the stamped flower from Reprint with Distress inks, the paper is from Italian Stamperia, the button is from a sewing shop in Grottaferrata, Italy, that sells all kinds of vintage buttons, lace etc. The sentiments stamp is from Reprint, I think. The flower is cut out and popped up on dimensionals and all edges are distressed.


Thanks so much for looking!

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I’ve had a bit of a break, although it turned out longer than I planned or wanted. Just life getting in the way, I guess. Anyway, yesterday I sat down and made a card that hubby needed to send. I used some new papers I bought the other day, by an Italian company called Stamperia. I have come across their stamps before, but this was the first time I saw any of their papers and I like them a lot.

The sentiment is heat embossed using Egyptian black embossing powder (it shimmers in many colours, it’s kind of cool!), all layers are distressed and inked with Distress inks. The Magnolia stamp is coloured with Distress inks as well. This was my first time trying to colour images with them and I love how it turned out, although I obviously still need a lot of practice! The ribbon matches the green of Tildas dress very well, but it doesn’t show well here.


The inside of the card is decorated as well. I used a stamp from Prima’s Crenee Paris set.


The back of the card is decorated with the same patterned paper as the front and the inside, but I don’t have a photo of it.

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This is a card I made using last week’s sketch on the Magnolia vs Stampavie challenge blog. I didn’t make a thank you card as requested (I have tons of those already!) but a Thinking of You-card. I don’t own a single Stampavie stamp, shockingly enough, but I was happy enough to use one of my lovely Tildas!



I used BasicGrey’s Blush papers, Prima flowers, Reprint brads and lots of Walnut Stain and Old Paper distress inks. Tilda is stamped with Versafine  Onyx Black and coloured with Koh-I-Noor pencils and a Dove blender pen.

Thanks for looking!

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I took this photo of my two munchkins back in October, but haven’t had time to do anything about it until now. This layout is based on a sketch from a swedish site Scraphuset and it came together super fast.


Here is my interpretation of the sketch. I used Crate Paper and some vintage sheet music I found at a market place in Rome. The cardstock is inked with distress inks and water from a mini mister. There is also home-made glimmer mist. All stamps are from Prima Crenee Paris set.


Thanks for looking.

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This is a layout I made for a friend a couple of weeks ago. I am planning to make a layout of her daughter as well one of these days, but thought I’d share this in the meantime. It was so nice to take a break from all the cards and do something scrappy again, it’s been far, far too long. kort-dec-08-007_cropped

A couple of things about the layout: I made the background using several shades of blue and silver Color Box (cat’s eye) inks, the title is a rub-on transfer I made, as you can see by the smudge, which I don’t mind at all actually, I think it makes it more interesting than perfection would be. I made the flower from the same paper as I used behind the photo and then I sprayed it with home-made glimmer mist (distress (walnut stain) reinker,  gold acrylic pain and water) and it shimmers a lot. I think I’ll go easier on the gold paint next time I make a batch. The image on the tag is an image transfer I made with the help of Mod Podge (gotta love that stuff!) and then I inked it with distress inks.

Thanks for looking!

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I have been so bad about blogging lately, but it doesn’t mean I haven’t been busy! In fact, I have many projects that I’m working on simultaniously, but it is slow going getting them finished. I am making a set of 20 Christmas cards for a friend, a mini album for mom for Christmas, 3 different scrapbook LOs, 3 kiddie birthday cards, not to mention that I haven’t made our own Christmas cards yet- so yeah, I’m busy! 😀

I decided to take a break today and do something just for me, for fun. I haven’t done a Splitcoast sketch challenge in forever and this sketch from last week just called out to me! LOL! Here’s what I made.


Take care, everyone, and thanks for stopping by!

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