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!



  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!

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

  3. Really gorgeous!! Nice colouring combo!

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

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

  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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