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Distress Ink Sending Love Card

Hello Everyone, its Trish here and I'm back for my second post as a guest designer this month.

Today, I'm pulling some inspiration from a recent card class I took from Online Card Classes called "Stretch Your Stamps 2".  In the class, one of the examples on how to stretch your background stamps was to create an ombre look with some distress inks.

I loved this idea so much that I decided I would use it with some new embossing folders that I just recently received from the BRI Store.  

After I've embossed my heavy weight card stock I'm taking 3 of the inks from the Mini Distress Ink Pads Kit #1 and using my mini ink blending tool to blend the colors and create an ombre look.

From the Lawn Fawn Stitched Banner die set, the stitched circle was cut out of vellum and heat embossed using some Fine Detail White embossing powder (I forgot to use my anti static tool and thus got a little extra powder where I didn't want it).  I used some of the Kool-Tak to adhere the vellum piece and give it some dimension.

Lastly, I finished the card off with some twine, sequins, and rhinestones.

That completes my card for today.  I really hope that you guys love this bright and cheerful "sending Love" card as much as I do!

Its been awesome to be a guest designer here and hopefully I'll be back soon with some more inspiration for you!


  1. Gorgeous! Love the bright happy colors.

  2. Love the effect of the ombre!

  3. The ombre looks amazing girl! What a fun really simple card with a lot going on!!!


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