Todays card is one that I made a few weeks ago. I was going to post it sooner, but I was on a roll with all the other cards I’ve been making and posting that I kept on putting it off.
With this card I wanted to use my Stampin’ Up stamps (Wild Roses, Illuminations, and Illuminated) with non SU inks. The inks I chose to use are Tim Holtz Distress Inks. Although they are dye inks, just like SU, they are designed to be more ‘splotchy’ to achieve that distressed/old look. The colours I used were Tattered Rose (how appropriate) and Scattered Straw.
I’ve also used Distress embossing powder. It’s not shiny and smooth like regular EP’s, instead it is dull and rough. I used Vintage Photo EP as it has a ‘rusty’ feel to it, in looks and touch.
One day, when I have the inclination, I’d like to try this favourite old stamp set with pigment inks. You know, I’ve barely used my pigment inks since I discovered and fell in love with the magic of SU dye ink.
Onto other things. Today is turning out to be a better day than most I’ve had recently. I went to a job interview this morning and it’s looking really good that I’ll get a start with this one. I also got a phone call for a different interview for tomorrow. I’d just about given up on the one for tomorrow as the applications closed three weeks ago and I hadn’t heard back from them. All things going well I hope to get both jobs. One has 30 hours and the other has 6. Together I’d nearly have a full time job!!
Thanks for dropping by.