Tuesday, October 18, 2011

In love with Distress Inks!

Good Tues Evening! I am back to share with you a birthday card I made for a good friend of mine, and the gal that got me into card making 2 years ago.  It was her birthday on the 10th of October, and like me she loves purple, and butterflies.  So, I wanted to incorporate both!  I was one of the luck ones that bought and received the Limited Edition Seasonal Distress Inks for fall this year.  These colors are gorgeous and they compliment the rest of the colors of DI so well.  On this card, I used the purple color which is Seedless Preserves, and Wild Honey.  The background stamp is from Hero Arts/Basic Grey.  I did one of my favorite techniques - Emboss resist!  This technique is so much fun and easy!! 

To make my birthday sentiment pop, I die cut a piece of patterned paper from one of my Beaded Circles dies from Spellbinders and punched out a ribbon border from the Lace ribbon punch from SU!.  I didn't have any purple gems to match, so I took one of my Copic markers that was close, and colored some of my clear gemstones from SU!.  This is another great way to use your Copics!  I added some Baker's Twine - who doesn't love this stuff.  It is so easy to work with and it is so versatile!  The "softie" with the butterfly image comes from KI Memories.    My card base is from PTI in Summer Sunrise!  I love PTI for my card bases! 

Another reminder that I have a giveaway going on for a $30 GC from Simon Says Stamp!!  Don't miss your shot at this great prize to celebrate my one year anniversary for my blog!!!  You can leave your comments on THIS post!

Thanks for stopping by!!  I appreciate your comments!!

- Kari


  1. Kari this is beautiful. I love how you mix the inks together! It looks like a premade pattern paper or something, it is just lovely!

    -rachel w k

  2. Super cute! I too love distress inks!!!!!