Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Thinking of You

I have to confess that I'm still addicted to Distress Ink Lifting.
You can read all about it in my 1st post trying it HERE.

I got caught out a few weeks ago, needing an unexpected sympathy card and decided to make one to have on hand, ready and waiting.

I stamped my flower using Versamark and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.
The flower is the Large Peony 1 from The Ton.
I made a quick mask of the flower with copy paper, added a light smear of Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue and left it to dry.  The best thing about this adhesive is that if you leave it to dry it becomes repositionable.  I positioned the flower mask in place, stamped the leaves and it peeled away easily when the stamping was finished.

I saturated the entire panel with Faded Jeans Distress Ink, making sure that it went in to all the edges then I inked it all over again and again, super saturating it.

I added water into each petal and leaf to "lift" the Distress Ink.
I added Worn Lipstick Distress Ink to each of the petals with my Zig Waterbrush and let it flood and blend.  I added Bundled Sage Distress Ink to the leaves then added a bit of contrast with a tiny dollop of Peeled Paint Distress Ink.
While it was still drying, I went over each petal and leaf with Clear Wink Of Stella to add some sparkle, it really makes the coloured panel pop.

Now comes confession time.
I had a bit of "flooding" out the right hand side of the flower.
Can you see it?
HORRIBLE right?!?!?!
I just couldn't use it on a card like it was, so I decided to fussy cut the coloured flower and leaves and add them to a new panel super saturated with Faded Jeans Distress Ink.
I added some Sparkling Clear Sequins (4mm & 6mm) from Pretty Pink Posh, adhered with Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue.
The sentiment is the Thinking of You Decorative Die by Kaisercraft.
I double heat embossed it with white WOW! embossing powder then adhered in place with Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue.
The matted front panel is 5" x 7", so I made a top folding card by cutting another purple panel, scored a 3/4" from the top then matted with a white panel the same as the front.  To make this super secure, I adhered the  front & back together on the flap using Helmar Acid Free Professional Glue.  It is a liquid adhesive that is great for strong bonding (even book binding) just be careful not to use too much as it can cause buckling.


Here is a close-up to show the colours and sparkle.


I am going to enter my card in the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog
Simon Says - Come Rain or Shine
The challenge is to highlight rainy days, sunny days or both.
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog  Simon Says Stamp
My flower has raindrops sparkling in the sunshine after the rains have ended.

The Season - The Ton
Color Palette Challenge for National Craft Month
The challenge is to create a project using The Ton stamps, anything goes, with the option to use the following color palette.  The Ton stamp must be the focal point of the project.
ton8  file-page1-2
My flower is the Large Peony 1 by The Ton and it is the feature in this CAS design.

WOW! March Challenge
The challenge is to use heat embossing or WOW! products.

I have used WOW! embossing powder to heat emboss the flower panel and the sentiment.



  1. Cool technique using that lovely bloom from The Ton!

  2. Congrats on your win at WOW Embossing challenge
    your card is beauty
    adoreable and so elegant
    love this Tracy
    I am Monika from Coffe Lovers Blog Hop and Facebook
    nice to find your blog

  3. What a beautifil card and fabulous technique, Tracy! Love it!


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