Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Technique Tuesday - Resist With Distress Inks

Distress Inks - Resist
I just love this Hero Arts field of flowers stamp!  There is so much you can do with it.  Here, I chose to emboss it with white embossing powder, then sponged on distress inks with Tim Holtz's Inksentials ink applicators.  Simply attach a clean sponge rectangle to the applicator, dab into ink, then using circular motions, rub onto the card, directly over the embossed area.  Wipe off with a paper towel to clean the ink off the embossing, and Voila!  The embossing resists the ink!

Distress Inks
 I used Bundled Sage, Tattered Rose, Spiced Marmalade, and Victorian Velvet.   Flower centers are lemon yellow Liquid Pearls.  TIP:  after applying the Liquid Pearls, "snap" the card from underneath with your finger, or tap onto counter top or table, and the pointy tips of the dots you made will smooth out, and make perfect little pearl shapes!
That's it!  Just finish off the card, and embellish.  Easy-peasy, and ever so elegant.
Double bow made with Bow-Easy.  Hat pin with some beads for accent.
Stay tuned this week for more with this stamp!

 Card Challenges

I entered this card in the Card Patterns Sketch Challenge HERE.
This is the sketch. 

Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger Challenge HERE.  This Martha Stewart crepe bouquet is the trigger.

Hop on over to these challenge blogs and check them out.  There are some fantastic design team cards posted on both, and even some prizes for the winner.  Hope to see you there!

I was hoping to have a happy announcement, but I've been down with a debilitating headache and Fibro pain these past few days, and was unable to do anything creative....or anything much at all, for that matter.  Today I am starting to feel a little better, so was able to get this card made and this blog post up.  Starting to really hurt now, so will have to cut this short.
Stay tuned for my announcement, either late this week or next week.  Don't know how much I'll get done this week, with it being holy week and Easter Sunday.  But, next week, God willing, I will be able to work on my project.
Happy Easter to those who celebrate, and Happy Spring to everyone!  It is coming, really!


  1. Beautiful take of the TT!! Love your colors with the emboss resist, Lynda!

  2. Such a pretty card...love that technique! Thanks for playing with us at Card Patterns!

  3. so femmine :) love it
    Von x

  4. Oh, this is beautiful!! I always forget about this technique. Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Love your card, and the easy instructions you gave us to accomplish it. Thanks, too, for the great Liquid Pearls tip of tapping the back! My pearl drops always end up looking like the top of a Dairy Queen cone, so I'm really looking forward to trying this! Thanks!

  6. So soft and pretty! This is just gorgeous, I can't stop staring at it. So glad you could play along with us this week on Card Patterns!

  7. What a beautiful card - the colours you have used are so pretty. A perfect foil for that stamp.

  8. Lovely card. I have this stamp so thanks for showing what a beautiful card that can be made using it and the TH inks. Hope you soon feel much better and Happy Easter.

  9. Hey Lynda! What a beautiful approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)


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