Friday, September 23, 2011

Falling... for the new Distress Ink Colors

Happy Friday!
Happy First Day of Fall!
Happy Anniversary to me!
Today is my five year wedding anniversary! The card that I am sharing today is the card that I made for my wonderful husband for this special day!
Last night, after he was asleep, I set it up on the kitchen counter... So this morning he could be surprised by it... and he was! I was still half asleep when he came to tell me how much he loved it! ...and how fitting it is for today... because it's the first day of Fall!

I am really excited to share this card with you today because...
the new Fall Limited Edition Distress Inks were used to make it!!!

Using the new Distress Ink color Ripe Persimmon, I inked up a 4 3/4" x 6 3/4" white piece of paper.  
I laid the Maple Leaf stencil from Crafter's Workshop down and I went in with the two other new colors, Gathered Twigs & Seedless Preserves, and my Ink Blending Tool to ink around the stencil. The leaves were cut out using the Tim Holtz Alterations Die, Tattered Leaves. They were white... I stamped the writing on to the leaves using the Hero Arts Friend Definition stamp and then using Distress Inks, inked each leaf up! The colors used were: Wild Honey, Stormy Sky, Seedless Preserves, & Forest Moss.
The heart and the backing of the frame are Sticky Back Canvas. The heart is inked up using Ripe Persimmon and the backing of the frame is inked with Gathered Twigs. I wrote my sentiment using a Sakura Glaze Pen.
The inside of the card says:
"A Little More Everyday"
along with the mushy stuff I wrote my husband!

I hope you have a wonderful Friday! Where I live its beautiful outside! All the windows are open in my house and I am sitting outside in our screened in patio just enjoying the morning... Blogging & drinking coffee!
Happy Creating!

Oh... I had to share a wedding picture... or two!


  1. wonderful post and project (and wedding photos!!)

  2. Awe what a beautiful couple!!! Love the tag.

  3. Beautiful card! I love the colors of the leaves and thanks for the how to!

  4. Beautiful card!! I love those new distress inks- such pretty colors. Happy Anniversary!

  5. Can't wait until my inks arrive!! Love that card! It is very lovely!