Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Summer Distress Ink Part 2: A Tutorial

Hi Y'all!  I am watching Dallas so this greeting seamed fitting.  I am back with part 2 of my Summer Distress Ink post.  I wanted to share how I made my Tim Holtz inspired tag.

To do this you will need the following supplies:
1 White Card Base ( I have used a 5x7 Solar White Card Base)
1 Manilla Tag ( I have used the Inksentials Manilla Surfaces tag)
Tim Holtz Summer Distress Inks (Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean, and Picked Raspberry)
Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Picket Fence
1 Minimister Bottle- filled with 1 part Perfect Pearls and 3 parts Alcohol
Heat Tool
1 Spray Bottle filled with water
Ink Blending Tool
Sandpaper/sanding tool
1-2 Bold Stamps (I have used Teresa Collins Spring Fling stamps)
1 Open Line Image Stamp
Craft Sheet
Bakers Twine

 Crumple up your tag twice then unfold and smooth out.  Sand it a bit to distress the surface.

Swipe some ink from all three ink pads to your craft sheet.  

Place your tag over the ink and smoosh it around and swirl it through the ink to your liking.

Spritz your tag with water.  

Apply more ink to the craft sheet and spritz with mini mister with perfect pearl/alcohol mixture.  Smoosh and swirl your tag in the ink again.  

Dry the tag with your heat tool.

Ink the edges of your tag with Ink Blending tool.  I used Pink Raspberry.  

Apply Picket Fence Distress Ink Stain to an acrylic block or your craft sheet.

 Ink your stamp with Picket Fence stain.

Stamp your image onto tag in Picket Fence Distress Stain and then stamp your image with Salty Ocean Distress Ink overlapping to create a ghosting effect.

Finish your main background for your card by stamping an image in Pink Raspberry Distress Ink onto white card base.  Fill in the image with Pink Raspberry Distress Ink applied with a water brush.  Ink the edges of your background with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink.  

Tie some twine through the hole in your tag and then adhere the tag to your card base.  I folded the edge of my tag over and applied some Salty Ocean ink with blending tool then stapled the edge.  Stamp sentiment onto card base in Salty Ocean.

Embellish your card as desired.  I added some Kaisercraft pearls to the flower centers.

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