It has been a great couple of weeks for my family and my little on-line shop (www.lindascozycraftcorne.etsy.com). I had a sale on my Distressed Inks last week. That was a lot of fun as I got to "meet" new people through email and through Etsy. I got my first international business which was very exciting for me. My son got a basket in his basketball game. We celebrated my husband's birthday. I'll have to show you next time the football tickets I made up for him with the intent that he will go to a Dallas game this fall.
I received a request for the new 12 Ranger Ink Distressed inks a few weeks back so I gladly ordered those and since I need to order in bulk I opened some of the colors. One of the colors is Pumice Stone which I used on the center piece of the card. I then stamped a flower in black ink and filled in with Perfect Pearls Berry Twist. I used the Swiss Dots folder and Cuddlebug. I then stained the paper with Shabby Shutters Distressed Ink and stained over with Shabby Shutters Distressed Stickles. I have been using the Distressed Stickles a lot lately and first they slightly change the stain color and mellow them down which I love and on top give a beautiful matted finish to the cards.
I also used the Shabby Shutters Distressed Stickles on the Thank You part of the card. Thank you for my friend Patti who loaned to me forever ago a beautiful greetings stamp set and I really need to get creating so I can give them back to her. I love the lettering of this particular stamp set and haven't seen anything equivalent to it. I finished off my card using one of Mini Misters. I put a small amount of Perfect Pearls in the tube, added water, shook the Mini Mister bottle and then sprayed the card. It gives a dazzling shimmer to cards.