So crafting has been out of the window (well I did manage to print out a couple of different Wryn's, some just to colour and some to try out for a birthday card!) and I haven't managed to do any more setting up of my new 'craft home' either :(
But today, two Tim Holtz distress ink pads turned up, pine needle and walnut stain, so of course I had to give them a little try, especially as distress inks are another new thing for me to get used to and play with!!
With the Walnut Stain, I took a cardboard insert (from my daughters new PJ's) and cut it down into a couple of different sizes. I then gently swiped the ink on the edges of the card and brushed it gently over the front sides, this gave the below effect.
I then got a little braver and decided to try using a little stamp that I received in error as a background. The stamp is only about quarter of the size of the piece of card, but I just used bits of the stamp and mainly second generation ink to create the writing on the card. It all created a very vintage looking piece of background card, that I can't wait to use :)
It went from this.....
To this ........
With the pine needle pad, I decided to cut out a tag ready for the Birthday card I need to create and to edge it with the green. The birthday card is for my sister in law and as her favourite colours are blues and greens, I will be colouring any card image as such, so I thought a green edged tag would tie in quite nicely. I used white card this time to swipe the ink onto.
I can see me getting hooked on distress ink :)