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Sunday, May 6, 2012
Playin' with Distress Markers
The first batch of Tim Holtz Distress Markers arrived on Tuesday and the store is pretty much sold out. I will be placing another order shortly so if you would like your name put down on the pre-order list please contact the store. I am also expecting the Spring 2012 Distress ink pads (seasonal) late this week so if you don't have your name neeeeeed them might want to contact the store about that too because well over 1/2 the ink pad sets are spoken for and it is unlikely I will be able to get more since these pads are made in a limited batch. Enough housekeeping, onto the card for today! I had a bit of time to play with the new Distress markers last week and to be honest I was not too sure they would be "all that" but after playing with them I really LOVE them and I am not a distress kind of gal! I began this card by applying Distress markers directly onto the bird stamp then used my warm breath to activate the inks and stamped the image onto a square of white cardstock. Turned out so beautiful if I do say so myself! I then took my Niji waterbrush and blended some of the inks on his wings. Love it! I then used a key background stamp and used my Tea Dye Distress ink (pad) to add interest to the white cardstock. I then pulled out my new Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz sayings (virgin rubber and I bought them 2 weeks ago!) and stamped the sentiment with Walnut Stain Distress ink (pad). I matted everything as shown. I had to get a bit creative with the button since it had a shank (I think that is what it is called) so I punched a hole through the first layers of cardstock to recess it a bit. The final step for this card was to add Glossy Accents to the heart on the sentiment.
Hope everyone is having a great day!
Stamps: Stampendous Swirly Bird Nest, Hero Arts Fancy Keys, Stampers Anonymous Good Thoughts
Inks: Distress Tea Dye and Walnut Stain
Markers: Distress Markers
Other: Glossy Accents, yarn (from my Grandma's craft room), button (from my button box)
I own Crafty Capers, a rubber stamp store, located in Nanaimo BC. I started stamping after one of my sisters bought me some stamps and inks for a Christmas present about 20 years ago. I have been hooked ever since!