Mar 15, 2016

National Craft Month Hop

Hello crafty friends! This month is National Craft Month and I am so happy to be participating in the blog hop by Nicole from Right at Home.

The theme of  this blog hop is centered around showcasing our favorite crafty things. I really like distressed background and embossing so I was super happy to try this distress ink lifting technique. I also love these beautiful floral stamps by DeNami Design with which I created my card.

And here is how I made this card:

First off I used Cracked Pistachio and Mermaid Lagoon Distress inks on some mix media paper and blended them together. I didn't have to be too precise with the blending since I was doing a distress ink lifting technique.
After the ink was dry, I stamped the floral stamps with VersaMark in a random pattern on top of the blended background. I embossed the images with clear embossing powder and used my Mini Mister to spray the whole panel with water to get the ink reacting with it. Using a paper towel, I liftet up the ink leaving a weaker pastel color behind. However, in the area of the heat embossing the color was still as vibrant as before.

Then I cut the panel into two pieces and adhered them each two a standard white notecard. This way I was able to create two cards.
To create a little bit more interest, I went ahead and die cut the sentiment "thanks" from silver glitter cardstock as well as white fun foam. I adhered the glittery thanks to the fun foam to create a little bit of dimension. Then I adhered it to the notecard, overlapping with the embossed strip.

I really hope you liked my card and I wish you a happy National Craft Month!


  1. Beautiful!! I love this! I've been wanting to try that lifting technique. I hope I get as good a result as you did!

  2. This turned out lovely!! I've just started playing with that technique. I'm having trouble lifting too much color off, but soon I hope mine will turn out as lovely as yours!!

  3. You got such great results with the technique! And pretty colors! Really great card!

  4. What a beautiful and colorful card! I haven't yet tried the lifting technique with the distress his, but your card is making me run to my craft room to give it a whirl! I think you were so smart to cute the panel in half and get two cards out of it, plus it helps make the glitters sentiment pop by having some white on one side. Just a beautiful card all around. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us in the hop!

  5. A very pretty card. I think you have mastered the technique.

  6. Love this lifting technique...such a pretty card.

  7. Beautiful card and a technique I must try. I love the colours you used.

  8. I love the pattern you created here. Great work!

  9. FABULOUS card!!!
    LOVE your inky panel - WOW - what a COOL technique - it has been waiting on my "to-try" list, I definitely NEED to try it NOW => THANK YOU for the INSPIRATION :)

  10. Simply gorgeous, Jeanin ... the wonderful blues and shimmery silver are fabulous together ... and I love all that glorious white space! Anita :)

  11. So schön elegant! Der Hintergrund ist dir toll gelungen!

  12. I loVe your fantastic thank you card. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,


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