Friday, January 31, 2014

From The Heart Card

TGIF Die~Namite Fans!

I have another Valentine's inspired card to share today featuring one of my favorite dies Lilacs!

Next to die cutting my most used and go to supply is my stash of Distress Ink, they allow me to create custom papers and die cuts.

I started the card by creating the background paper by using Distress Markers in 3 shades of pink to color a background stamp.  Once I stamped the background I went over the entire paper with some Antique Linen Distress Ink to soften the look.  From there I added additional layers of Distress Ink and stamping.

Once my background was ready I pulled out the Lilacs die cutting first a piece of green & white herringbone pattern paper.  The white was too bright and didn't fit with the look I wanted to achieve so I inked the die cut with some Bundled Sage Distress Ink...looks a little on the blue side...interesting effect.

Of course Lilacs aren't green so I ran the die through my Big shot a second time using scrap of old Basic Grey paper in pink.  Next I cut the flower portions of the die and layered them on top...adding a touch of ink to them first.  With the card put together I added some drops of a translucent Viva Decor Pearl Pen to make water droplets on the flowers.

Thank you so much for stopping by today I hope this card has inspired you to have some fun with your supplies and try new things!



  1. Lovely card, great idea with die cut being colorfull. Very nice Marta x

  2. I really like how you created your background, and how you could "play" this die ! Awesome ! Very nice and romantic card !