March 30, 2015

Distress Inked Card

Hi Everybody,

Todays card has all my usual embellishments applied and I am really pleased with the way this card has turned out.

But it is the background that I really like,  as that was done with water colors,  and it is a bit of a stray off my usual path for this

I used water color card from Crafters Companion  as it is good quality and quite thick

I used Distress Inks and a craft mat to get the result and lots of water and then simply played with it all until I was happy

The card is a 5x7 with the hinge at the top and the inside is lined too.

My flowers, dove and metal corner are all from Wild Orchid Crafts

The ribbon is from Mei Flower  and the pink pearls on the ribbon and surrounding the flowers are from Want2Scrap

The metal corner was originally gold but I changed the color with embossing powders.

The stamp is part of a set that I bought at a craft show a few years ago and can't remember who makes it

Quite a pretty card and one I am happy to add my name too

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Oh so pretty and a lovely Sentiment Christina ,
    Elaine H X

  2. Good Morning Christina. Love todays card as I do all of them the sentiment is a beautiful one' I have all your card still on the pc and would love for Griff to make a disc with them all on. And soon I will have a special special one. Mavis xx

  3. Hi Christina, a stunning card your artistic flair amazes me every day, thank you for sharing it.
    Kind regards.
    Anne Owens

  4. Hi Christina
    What a gorgeous card you've made for today. I love these water colour backgrounds. You've not said which inks you've used, but one looks like Peacock Feathers"

  5. Hi Christina
    As you say it's a bit of a stray from your usual path but extremely pretty all the same
    Love & best wishes
    Jenny C xxx

  6. Morning Christina,
    Lovely card.

  7. Another pretty card. You blend all the colours so well. Wish I had your skill. xx

  8. A beautiful card, and not a die in site, how stunning, just love how you have created that background Christina....luv Ursula xx

  9. Good Morning Christina :) Ohhhhhhh I loooooovvvvvvvve thisssssss…. I love the color blends and the flower arrangement is... Awesome. Absolutely love the sentiment. This card is soooo feminine and soooooo pretty. It is a beautiful "Christina Card" Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful piece of art. What a way to start my Monday morning! You just make my day Christina. Enjoy a lovely day.

  10. Love this, just beautiful crafty hugs Julie lex xxx

  11. Hello Christina
    I had to look twice at your card today, as it is so different to the cards you usually make. It just shows your versatility. Its a really nice card.

  12. Hi Christina,
    What a pretty card to brighten up a miserable Monday. I love the effect you've got with the distress ink...another thing for me to try. Now, where did I put my watercolour card lol. xx

  13. Pretty card and the background turned out really nice...
    I'm going to make some watercolor background too. I hope they'turned out as good
    Well done Christina on a pretty card.

  14. Very pretty card, I had to check it out closer to see the distressed ink on your card. It turned out quite lovely. A technique I have never tried. Dianne

  15. Very pretty card. Love the background. One of the things I want to try.

  16. Such a pretty background! Would love to see more of these on your cards! Very pretty card! TFS!

  17. What a gorgeous card! The background looks fabulous~ I love the sentiment!
    Have a great week and Happy Easter!
    Sherrie K

  18. Gorgeous card Christina. Just love the background paper that you made. I have everything to do this but never have. Think I will give it a try. Thanks for sharing and have a great day.

  19. Another beautiful card. You must have to make boxes for all your cards since they all seem to have lots of high embellishments. Just LOVE them all.

  20. Such a pretty card Christina and a great background. Lovely sentiment and very true. Pat x

  21. Fabulous looking card today Christina ,like the sentiment too.Take care Jane B.

  22. What a pretty sentiment to go with a pretty card


  23. I love that background too Christina, gorgeous colors.

  24. A really pretty card with gorgeous colours x

  25. Beautiful job on the background, lovely!!

  26. Hi Christina, just catching up with your blog I can see I have missed some beauties, I especially like the background you have created which has resulted in another lovely card x x x


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