I was sad so I decided to play with some new goodies I found at AC Moore yesterday. I decided to do something a bit different from my usual style- vintage- distressed. I finally decided to check out what all this Tim Holtz love is all about. I got one of his new Sizzix Big Shot dies, one distress ink and bought some trims and papers that I thought looked a bit vintage.
I used Antique Linen distress ink to grunge up some K & Company ancestry and Basic Grey Kioshi paper. I crumpled it up really good and then added the distress ink direct to the paper and tore up the edges. I added the distress ink to some lace and I used a color duster to brush the distress ink to my image to grunge it up as well.
I really like how this turned out. Things looked pretty bleak to me yesterday but now that I am looking at this card, I feel inspired that something good arose out of that bad situation. I always thought I couldn't make those beautiful distressed vintage cards that other talented stampers make but I was wrong. I just had to try.
My inspirational Easter message is this:Philippians 1:6
Be confident of this. He that began a good work in you will carry it on to completion.
God will bring you to a flourishing finish.
Talk like its gonna .Act like its gonna happen . Plan like its gonna happen. Think like its gonna happen. Be confident! - Joel Osteen
Recipe: SU! Serene Spring stamp set, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Tim Holtz Antique Linen distress ink, Nestabilities Labels One, Prima roses. Kaisercraft pearls and rhinestones, Bobbin Ribbon, Michael's Lace Ribbon, K& Company ancestry paper, Basic Grey Kioshi paper, PTI Stampers Select White and Aqua Mist cardstock, SU! Lovely Lilac and Sahara Sand cardstock, color duster, Copics: