It Is The Journey That Matters

It has been a glorious weekend with weather that is starting to give me a full blown case of spring fever.  I was inside for a bit to play with toys and I pulled out a set of stamp pads that have graced my shelf, unopened, for more than two years.   I had fallen in love with {the thought of} these Tim Holtz Distress Inks by Ranger Industries.  As I cut open the shrink wrap, I cringed thinking that surely my investment had dried up and I was really fretting because I did not purchase any of the reinkers. 

Yay!! When I opened them, they were nice and juicy, even though they sat idle for so long.  I wanted to use them to try to create an antique looking background for this stamp so I pulled out my stipple brushes and pounced away with several colors.  The card is relatively simple…I thought it might be a little bit too plain so I layered the sections of the diamond to give the card a little bit of dimension. 


Stamps:  Stampers Anonymous

Paper:  Bazzill Bling, Marco’s Cougar Opaque

Ink:  Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink, Aged Mahogany Distress Ink, Vintage Photo Distress Ink

Accessories:  Black Embossing Powder, Black Brads, stipple brushes, Hobby Lobby Ribbon


  • SmilynStefMarch 31, 2008 - 6:00 am

    Love that fun cut/fold … and the way you knotted the ribbon … wonderful card.ReplyCancel

  • nancy bMarch 31, 2008 - 7:10 am

    I look forward to whats new on your blog every day. And you never let me down. Robert says “Wow she has such a talent!” I concur.ReplyCancel

  • BeckyMarch 31, 2008 - 2:21 pm

    Looks great….i love what you did with the ribbon!!ReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideMarch 31, 2008 - 9:14 pm

    hears another beautiful card, I have some of those stamp pads too, and need to use them, now i have an idea!! I like the cut of the card also, its neat. just right for that quote stamp. keep em coming.

  • heather the mooseloverApril 3, 2008 - 11:53 am

    Elegant card- I love how you used the Distress Inks (I bought mine 3 years ago with the reinkers and I like all of them but the one pad that hasn’t been opened!) The layered is a nice effect with the distressedness (I made up my own word!)ReplyCancel