I decided to get inky today and use some Tim Holtz Distress Inks to make some background papers. I chose several coordinating colors of ink, pressed the ink pads onto my acrylic block, spritzed it with water, and pressed it onto my paper. I have Inkadinkado blocks which have wavy edges for the grips, so you can see the outline where the ink stopped on the paper. I used more water on the pink paper so the colors blended more. The green paper was a little drier so there are more speckles visible.
After the papers were dry, I stamped a MS bird with black ink and added some lace trim. The wide lace is dyed with Tim Holtz Distress Inks, too. I blotted it with a tissue to give it the soft colored look that the paper has.
Finally, I added a sentiment on a piece of dimensional adhesive. These were fun and I am sure I'll make a few more. I might try adding in some of my SU reinkers because I only have 5 colors of Distress Ink so there aren't many decent combinations I can make.
Cards shipped to OWH in 2012: 928 blank and 215 AnyHero (as of 6/26)
Cards shipped to OWH in 2011: 1695
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