Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Distress Inks make Wonderful Vintage Projects

In case you don't already know, ItsyBitsy has just launched Ranger Distress Inks in-store and online. These ink pads are just fantastic to create a fabulous distressed feel to almost any project. Of course there are a wide variety of techniques you can try out with distress inks but for my first Distress Ink project for the ItsyBitsy blog I decided to focus on the ink distressing.

So I decided to make a vintage themed card with a coordinating envelope. I had recently picked up the Spellbinders Ornate Square die and figured it would be perfect for my project. I cut out the frame and the label using the die out of white card stock. Then using my Ranger applicator tool along with Antique Linen distress ink, I edged the side of the frame and label. Here's a closer look at the distressing. 

For the centre of the frame, I used one of my favourite vintage blooms from ItsyBitsy. I also added a base layer of pattern paper from the DCWV Luxury Stack that perfectly coordinated with the distress shade I had applied. Love it!

Finally for the envelope, I created the flap using the same pattern paper along with the same Spellbinders Die. Only this time I ensured that the die cut just half the paper so it could form the flap on my envelope. I just love matching hand made envelopes!

That wraps up this post! Hope you like it and more coming soon!!

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  1. Beautiful card and envelope Sunehra :)

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    1. Yup... it really turned out nice and vintage! so glad you like it!

  3. lovely card and beautiful envelope.... :)

  4. oh my i love that die !! i think i will have to get my hands on it !
    Lovely envelope and the card sunehra ! Its so simple but so elegant !

  5. What a beautiful card and envelope Sunhera the spellbinder die you have used to create the flap and card ..Look so ornate and totally elegant !!