Silhouettes and Distress Inks

April 16, 2017

Happy Easter! The bunny has arrived and delivered baskets full of goodies, so now I have a little time before all the visiting begins. I decided to spend it updating my blog.

I made this card set last night. I love bright colors with black silhouettes. Originally, I was just going to make one card with the cattails, but when I began looking through my stamps I found a bunch more images I wanted to use. In the end, I made 8 cards.


Cattail Card 1: Chipped Sapphire, Fossilized Amber and Dusty Concord Distress Inks


Cattail Card 2: Mermaid Lagoon and Peacock Feathers Distress Inks


Pine Tree Card 1: Picked Raspberry, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers, and Wilted Violet Distress Inks


Pine Tree Card 2: Blueprint Sketch and Chipped Sapphire Distress Inks


Corn Card 1: Fossilized Amber and Crushed Olive Distress Inks


Corn Card 2: Carved Pumpkin and Fossilized Amber Distress Inks


Flower Card 1: Picked Raspberry and Abandoned Coral Distress Inks


Flower Card 2: Wilted Violet and Shaded Lilac Distress Inks



Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by stamping the sentiments on the card bases. I used four of the freebie stamps Lawn Fawn sends when you order from them. I also added a dotted line on either side of each sentiment. Using washi tape, I masked off the dotted lines and added the black images. I used clear embossing powder on all of the stamping. I wanted everything to have a shiny finish.

Once the embossing powder was cool, I masked off the bottom part of my card again and began ink blending. I had fun playing with different color combinations for each card.

I did use a second mask for Cattail Card 1. I liked the effect, but it was more work that the other cards.

Lastly, I added some flicks of water to add more interest to my backgrounds. I dried them with a paper towel and the cards were finished.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Mom + Me, Dad + Me, Love You S’More, Happy Harvest, Penelope’s Blossoms, and Wish You Were here

Also the mini freebies from Lawn Fawn

Ink: Versa Fine

Distress Inks in Abandoned Coral, Blueprint Sketch, Carved Pumpkin, Chipped Sapphire, Crushed Olive, Dusty Concord, Fossilized Amber, Mermaid Lagoon,  Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Shaded Lilac, Spiced Marmalade, Twisted Citron, and Wilted Violet


Hope you enjoyed the cards

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