Monday, August 22, 2011

Hello Friends!

I've been playing around a bit this weekend with my Distress Stains. I watched a video on the Tim Holtz blog this past week, so I thought I would jump in and try some of the techniques he shared. Here are some of the pieces I created and I'm working on turning them into cards.

I just started out with some white paper, mostly Bazzill. I just cut 81/2 x 11 pieces into 4's (4.25x5.5) and started trying the different techniques. I really would like to find some other cardstock to try as well. In the video he uses his tags and there are a few things that didn't work out as well on the Bazzill. Anyway you can see one of the cards I came up with  below.

For this I just heat embossed the Lg Lotus pattern in White and then swiped the distress stains across. The colors I used here are Antique Linen, Wild Honey, Faded Jeans and Vintage Photo. This was so easy!! I have a few more colors on order and can't wait to get them. Especially the Picket Fence. He shows some really cool stuff with that. I finished another card tonight with another piece in the photo so I will get it photographed and uploaded tomorrow. Sometimes it's just fun to play and get inky! It's one of my favorite things to do!!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Me too! Love getting inky. All of your backgrounds look wonderful, Karen and I love the card! Gorgeous colors!

  2. I watched the video too and have yet to try his technique. But as usual another stunning card Karen. And I do know how you like to get inky. ha.
    You inspire me so I'm going to have to give this a try today.


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