Monday, May 14, 2012
Clean and Simple meets Distress
As you may have noticed, I have been making a few Tim Holtz inspired cards lately. I love his Distress Inks, and all that I have learned to do with them, but my usual style is more clean and simple. I decided to try to use my ever growing collection of distress inks to make a "clean and simple" card.
I was noodling around last night with Make the Cut and the new Open Path Fonts available from Lettering Delights. I made a row of flowers from the Doodlebat LD Flowerpower. I used a pen tool in my Black Cat Cougar to draw the flowers with a ball point pen on a strip of white cardstock. Then I colored them by painting them with a water brush and Distress Reinkers in shades of pink. I used a foam applicator to add some layers of brown Distress inks.
I used the pen tool again to add lettering to a piece of kraft paper, which I layered with the same Distress Ink colors that I used on the flower strip. While it was still damp from the ink, I ran the top part through my embossing machine to give it some more texture. I adhered everything to an A2 card base, and voila, a "distressed clean and simple" card. I thought that these were mutually exclusive design techniques, but I kind of like it.
I used these colors of Distress Inks:
Tattered Rose, Victorian Velvet, Worn Lipstick, Mustard Seed, Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy
Hope you all have a great week!