Tuesday, January 10, 2012

It's Clear to See...

It's clear to see that I have finally used my distress stains!!!!  I had two problems with my stains.  First not knowing exactly what to do and second not having the right colors.  I was fortunate enough to win the original set of 12 stains from Simon Says Stamp, but I could just never get a combination of colors that made me happy.  I recently picked up 3 new colors that I think work well together and then used a technique that my friend Joy showed in a recent video on her blog.  You can see her video post HERE.  This card is a product of me playing with my stains and wanting to use a Lawn Fawn set that I had yet to get inky. :)


I clear embossed the background onto white cardstock, then used Joy's technique of dabbing the different colored distress inks on top of the embossed image.  In my card I used Scattered Straw, Bundled Sage & Dried Marigold.  Once dry I inked the edges slightly with Pumice Stone so it would stand out against the yellow card base.  The sentiment & image are from Lawn Fawn's Clear to See set.

Thanks for stopping by today, tomorrow I'll be back with a video!

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6 comments:

  1. Super cuteness Chari!!! I think you’ve mastered this technique! I love how it seems like a simple card but is oozing technique and texture! Love the gems as an addition!

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  2. It's clear to see you are good with color combinations with the stains. PERFECTO!

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  3. Really gorgeous!! Nice colouring combo!

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  4. wicked cool card Chari! love the soft colors...i have to check out Joy's tutorial. the tie-dye effect is just gorgeous! :)

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  5. Such an awesome pattern you created - the colors are gorgeous together!

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  6. Cool! I don't have any stain because I don't know what to do with them, you choose the right colors! Beautiful card!

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