Distressed Hello Card

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Well would you look at that…it's another distress ink card! Lol. I know, I know, I need to give the distress inks a rest, but they're just too much fun! Today I found a link to some free cut files for my Silhouette…I don't know if you're aware (I wasn't until today), but there is an overwhelming amount of free Silhouette cut files on Pinterest! Oh my I could look for days. Anyway, I found THIS one, which is a collection of four patterns I couldn't wait to use. To accommodate this pattern, I've created a 4-1/4" x 4-1/4" card.

I created a background using Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade and Mustard Seed distress inks, then *carefully!* attached the cut out pattern over top. I also downloaded THIS font from dafont.com and used it to create "hello" across the front of my card. I added a few red sequins to finish off my card.

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Freshly Made Sketches #174

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Hey stampers! Today I'm playing along with the challenge at Freshly Made Sketches. Here's the sketch:

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I'm still hooked on distress inks. I can't seem to get enough of them these days. This week I bought some masking fluid and a bunch of watercolor paper, so I have got my afternoon planned 🙂

My favorite thing about distress inks so far? You can't make the same design twice, each card is so unique! My least favorite thing? Tomorrow I will go to my office job with very inky fingers lol!

Anyway, for my card I used distress inks in Seedless PreservesSalty Ocean and Dusty Concord. I didn't have any black embossing powder, so I used Basic Black craft ink (Does SU! not carry craft ink anymore? I searched their site and no luck giving you a link) and clear embossing powder over. The sentiment came from the set Many Thanks.

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Simon Says Stamp Challenge {All Creatures Great and Small}

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Hey stampers! Well it's another snowy day in New England (shocker, they all seem to be snowy days lately!) We're at the tail end of yet another blizzard…and that means I'm hunkered down in my stamp room for the afternoon! My stamp room is in the basement with lots of lighting, so I'm just going to pretend there aren't 4-5 feet of snow on the ground right now k?

I'm spending the afternoon watching videos on distress inks and crafting up my own storm. I've had distress inks for several months now, but I'm still not feeling too comfortable with them. Well, I happened upon THIS video by Kristina Werner and could not resist making my own version of her card to go along with the latest Simon Says Stamp challenge. I don't have the variety of colors Kristina has (soon to be remedied, don't you worry!), so my "ocean" is a little less dramatic than hers. I'm still loving this technique though!

The stamps I used are Smiley Happy Critter Crew Set Three from Your Next Stamp, and Seaside Wishes for the sentiment from Sugar Pea Designs.

For my distress inks I used Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean. I colored my fish with Copics in Y18, YR07, YR15, R22, R24, R27.

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