Annnnddd, we are back for a new challenge for Lawnscaping! Can you believe it, time is flyin' by so fast!! So - do you like distressed projects - the look of them, the feel of them? This challenge is for you! We invite you to pull out your Distress Inks and tools to make a project that has that distressed look. Before I head into the details of my card - I also want to tell you that this challenge is sponsored by the one and only Lawn Fawn! How awesome is that. If you link up your project - you will have a change to win a $25 dollar gift certificate!
OK - for my card I wanted to make a "pretty distressed" card - I don't make to many projects with a distressed look, but I like to have fun with it when I can. So - I recently picked up the two newest Distress Ink colors - Cracked Pistachio and Abandoned Coral. These are beautiful inks! And, the best property about these inks is they react with water - so I inked up my water color paper with these two colors, and then I took the diamond pattern from Argyle Backdrops, and I mounted my stamp on my block and then spritzed my stamp with water and stamped directly down onto my background. The ink wicks away and leaves that pattern into the ink! Cool huh?! One of my favorite techniques! I wanted my background to be the star of the show, so I kept the rest of the card simple. I stamped "hello" from Capital Quinn ABC's and die cut it out using one of the Stitched Rectangle Stackables dies. I slightly colored in the hello with a BG 11 Copic Marker and then I inked up the background with Old Paper distress ink and on the edges, Walnut Stain. I did the same for the edges of the background piece. Then, I wrapped some Lawn Trimmings twine around the main panel, and then adhered all the pieces together with foam adhesive and adhered it to my Chocolate Malt card base.
I hope this has inspired you to get inky and distress something!! See you over at the gallery!!