Friday, May 7, 2010

Distress Ink Happy Mother's Day

I'm going to keep this short and sweet tonight. We are having a MAJOR thunder and lightning storm here and I'd just feel safer getting off the computer as soon as possible. I made a card for my mom today using Ranger distress inks. I inked up this stamp from Hero Arts with Dusty Concord, Broken China, and Peeled Paint, then spritzed it with my mini mister and pressed watercolor paper to it. It gave the image this gorgeous watercolor effect. My mom isn't into "girly" stuff so I thought these cool colors would make a great card for her.

I mounted that on some light olive Bazzill cardstock, then paper pierced the corners and added brads for some contrast. I added a scalloped border using my Fiskars punch and a scrap of purple Debbie Mumm paper, and adhered the whole thing to the card front.

The card base was a sky blue Bazzill cardstock. I cut a small slit in the side of the card so I could thread in some sheer violet Basic Narrows ribbon, then stamped the sentiment from Studio G on a Martha Stewart sticky label and attached that over top.

And that was it! I hope she likes it! And I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and a happy Mother's Day!


  1. Beautiful! She will love it! These colors are wonderful together.

  2. Gorgeous card! I haven't tried this yet with my have inspired me to start!!

  3. The inks are beautiful! I love the whole look of this card! Stunning!

  4. Hey, where have you been? Looking forward to more creative posts whenever!

  5. I think it's a beautiful card. I love the technique and the colors.

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