Hey there! Mondays are crazy days for me, but I wanted to pop in and post about my newest VTM that’s up right now. To be honest, I really like this card. It’s just so fun to use other people’s amazing work as inspiration, and this one is definitely inspired by the fabulous Jill Foster. Seriously, if you aren’t a regular visitor to her blog, you should check it out. Every day is a new card that is just amazing. Add to that the fact that she’s a sweetheart and even featured me on her blog back in November, and I can’t say enough amazing things about her. :) A lot of her cards start as just plain white cardstock and she uses distress ink to add color and flair, so that’s what I decided to do this week. Here’s what I came up with:
Believe it or not, this all started as white cardstock. Watch the video to learn about the techniques I used with the distress inks- masking, inking, blending, and a couple others. Here’s a close-up:
Supplies: Cardstock- Papertrey Ink (Stamper’s Select White), Stamps- Hero Arts (CG125 Friend Definition, S5494 Many Petals Flower) and Lawn Fawn (Sophie’s Sentiments), Ink- Tsukineko (Memento Black) and Ranger (Distress Ink in Scattered Straw, Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Dried Marigold, Worn Lipstick, Barn Door, Fired Brick, Vintage Photo), Thread- DMC, Stapler- Ranger/Tim Holtz.
Hope you enjoyed this week’s Video Tutorial Monday! I can’t believe I’ve been doing this for 20 weeks straight. That might be the longest I’ve ever stayed dedicated to a project. Ha. (I’m totally a chronic quitter… this explains why I have literally had ever hobby ever created. Lol!) So here’s to twenty more weekly videos! When I get a chance, I would love to create even more than one a week. Maybe this summer I’ll do something crazy like 4 a week. We’ll see. I’m getting a bit ahead of myself. ;) Okay, lunch time for me now! I only have an hour out of class all day today, so I have to make the best use of it. In my mind food = awesome use of time. I’ll be back tomorrow with another card. Can’t wait to share. :)