Vibrant Handcrafted Card With Tim Holtz Distress Inks

Every week I look forward to experimenting with card making techniques. Sometimes I'm inspired by a video that I watch. Often times I simply enjoy playing with a new supply.

Today I wanted to share with you a card that was created using a new Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink kit that I recently purchased. I love the vibrant colors that came in the pack: Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers, and Spiced Marmalade.

In my stash I had an unopened Distress Oxide Ink in Cracked Pistachio. Yes! Never opened and I don't know why. I LOVE this color and so I added it to the mix when making this card.

handcrafted card made with Tim Holtz Distress Inks

The process for this card was pretty simple. I just started playing with the distress inks, so it was a little short on technique, but more in the way of fun.

I punched several circles in a piece of card stock with my one inch punch and created my own stencil. I then stenciled each dot for the background using a few small pieces of craft sponge, one for each color of ink. When I finished, I thought that maybe I got a little carried away with making dots.

All of the dots were done on a white card base. As I sat there looking at it, more or less without a plan, I wasn't sure I really liked it as it stood. I said to myself, "What it really needs is some black." So I scrapped the card base idea, cut it down to a 4.00 x 5.25 layer and made a black card base for it.

Remember I said that I enjoy playing with new supplies. I had this colorful card base done and wasn't really sure where to go next. It seemed a little too busy for simply slapping a sentiment on and calling it done.

Dollar Tree Stickers and Sizzix Circle Dies


As I rummaged through my stash I saw some Dollar Tree Chipboard stickers, and decided to use one of them on the card. It doesn't match perfectly, but I thought it coordinated pretty well.

Feeling like it needed a little more embellishment and not really finding any patterned or solid paper to match things up, I decided to go for the black once again. Yep, I like black. Can you tell?

The black seems to break up some of the busyness of all those colored dots. I used Sizzix circle dies and my Cuttlebug to make a solid circle that is 2 inches, and a little frame at 2 1/2 inches.

A little scrap of pink glitter paper gave it all a little more dimension and I stamped the "YOU are worth celebrating" on a little banner that I cut out. This is an older stamp from the Blossom Card Making Workshop from Close To My Heart.

In the end, what started out as an experiment, turned out cute! I love playing along with card making challenges, so today I'm sharing this card with Send a Smile 4 Kids Anything Goes Challenge and Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges #24.

That's it for today. I'd love to hear your comments on this colorful card.

 As always, thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!





text 2018, photos and information by Say It With Simplicity

No comments

We are so glad to have you visit us at Say It With Simplicity and welcome your comments.