Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Thank You Card - Distress Ink Background

Hi!  I hope everyone had a nice Memorial Day Weekend!

This is another card I made for the card party that I will be hosting next month.  This is a fun technique for a pretty background!  I stamped a large background stamp using white acrylic paint, then I used Distress Inks on the entire thing - the acrylic paint works as a resist so the stamped image shows through.  The Distress Inks used were Wild Honey, Old Paper, Tumbled Glass and Broken China.  I stamped a portion of the same background stamp again using Broken China and then inked over it with the Old Paper for the popped up butterfly.  Then I stamped "Thank You" using a Stampin' Up stamp, added some ribbon and matted it on white card stock and then a turquoise card.

I am posting this card on the following sites:

Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Inspire Me Fridays - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar - Things with Wings


  1. Saw your card on MIM. Your background is great, I need to try that.

  2. Stunning card
    LOVE it all . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday . .

  3. WOW, I love your background. Totally gorgeous.

    I saw your link on MIM. I'm #138 & 153 this week.

    Kasey ~ in Oz

  4. Wonderful - love the serene feel - great job with the colors.
    Saw this on MIM!