Ever since I saw Darlene’s video on making the distress ink look using Stampin Up die based inks, I thought I must try that myself.  I’ve been going to card making classes where they often use distress inks, but I didn’t think of trying the technique with Stampin Up inks.

This card uses one of my favourite stamp sets, Fifth Avenue Floral for the flowers.  The background is created on a piece of Whisper White cardstock and uses Not Quite Navy and Old Olive inks applied with foam applicator tools.  The flowers and leaves were stamped onto another piece of Whisper White cardstock with Versamark, and embossed with white embossing powder.  Then the flowers were coloured using So Saffron and Pumpkin Pie ink and the leaves with Old Olive.  The leaves are from a non-Stampin Up set.  Once everything was dry I stamped the greeting from the Baroque Motifs set using Not Quite Navy and then drew stitching around the edges with the white gel pen.

I’m quite happy with the way this card turned out, and will be using this technique more often in the future.