Fadeless art board

4 steps & just 2 colors for an artsy focal piece

January 18, 2012

Hi there! Today I’d like to share an all-occasion card that I made using Distress Inks. The focal piece for this card is made from Fadeless Art Board (similar to poster board), which has a coated surface that works well with Distress Inks. I used only two colors – Broken China and Spiced Marmalade – […]

Thinking of You Butterflies

May 28, 2010
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Hello! Today I’d like to share a pretty card with butterflies! To make this card, I started with a piece of Fadeless Art Board, which is like posterboard. It has a coated surface on one side, like a manilla shipping tag or like glossy cardstock, that accepts dye inks well. Distress Inks are a type […]

Acetate Butterflies Mother’s Day Card

May 14, 2010
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(Click here to view the image larger.) Hi there! By now, mothers have received their cards and gifts, so I can share the Mother’s Day cards with you. To make this card, I started with an acetate card base. I stamped Hero Arts CG153 Dandelion Frame onto the acetate using Staz-on Opaque Cotton White permanent […]

To Wonderful You Spring Bird

April 7, 2010
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(Click for a larger version.) I wanted to use purple and yellow colors on this card, because I always associate these colors with Spring. So I selected Scattered Straw (pale yellow) and Dusty Concord (purple) Distress Inks. First I put a non-stick craft sheet down on my craft surface. Then I spread the two colors […]

Color Journal – Part 9: Distress Inks

March 24, 2010
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You are viewing a post in my archives! Visit my current blog at: http://www.gaalcreative.com Hi there! Some of you may recall me talking about my Color Journal in past posts. Basically, I decided to create a journal that contained all of the colors that I have of inks, Stickles glitter glue, embossing powders, paint, etc. […]

Fab Five: Butterfly Thinking of You Card

February 4, 2010

Hello! Today I’d like to share a fun card I recently made featuring a butterfly and Hero Arts’ new Dandelion Frame cling stamp. It was selected as one of the Fab Five for the second part of January on the Hero Arts blog today. This is my favorite stamp from their 2010 catalog. Butterfly Thinking […]