So, flushed with success, I made another easel card but I promise not to get stuck in this rut!
I've been admiring lots of wonderful cards with the distressed look on various blogs lately, probably in the main those of the wonderfully talented Hanna and Kim, so I thought I'd give it a proper try. I've never been over impressed with my attempts with this technique in the past so told myself I musn't give up but just try harder.
Anyhoo, just to make it more of a challenge! I didn't want to use distress inks on this occasion, I wanted to use my Copics so, I consulted the videos in my Color me Creative Classroom set up by the uber talented Suzanne (there's a link in my sidebar). Suzanne does some very good tutorials on how to colour with Copics to look like distress inks. (There are also some videos on You Tube for the same technique.) So colouring Tilda was helped very much by these tutorials, although I don't feel I obtained the right look with the (part of) Spring Background but, better next time, hopefully.
There is Glossy Accents on Tilda's bicycle frame, the flowers are from the wonderful Wild Orchid Crafts (another link on my sidebar), the pearls are from The Hobby House, the corners are produced with a Cuttlebug die and the leaves are from a McGill punch, also from The Hobby House. The 'stopper' for the main panel is cut with a Nestie and the sentiment is stamped on to shapes from a Stampin' Up Word Window punch. The layered lace is cut from an EK Success punch called Diamond Lace from, yes - you guessed it - The Hobby House!
I was going to list the Copics I'd used for you but I ended up with as many on the desk that I'd used as I seemed to have still in the containers so I won't bore you with that detail! I distressed all the edges with scissors and Pumice Stone Distress Ink.
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I'm an addicted crafter who enjoys all forms of craft but I mainly spend what time and money I have on card making. A sixty something year old Mum of two and Granny to six. Married for the second time around to Brian, my teenage sweetheart and living very happily in West Yorkshire, UK where I settled eight years ago.
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