Monday, May 7, 2012

Ginger Snap Scraps: Sping Distress Inks

This is my official first project for the all new Ginger Snap Scrap Design Team! The lovely owner of the Ginger Snap Scraps Store Cori, sent the design team the all new Tim Holtz Spring Distress Inks to play with! I cut out three strips of Copic X-Press Blending Cardstock and took a left over piece of plastic packaging and stamped each of the distress inks pads directly onto the plastic. Then I took a water brush and swirled in some water and painted it directly onto the cardstock for a water color look. I dried each of the strips of paper with my heat tool and warped them back into shape. I cut the ends to make them into pennants and adhered them onto a silver and white chevron piece of carstock from Lawn Fawn's Petite Paper Pack. I stamped a Lawn Fawn sentiment in acrylic white paint onto a piece of velum and attached that to a piece of silver cardstock. I did that to mute the shininess of the silver to match the chevron paper better. Plus it added some cool dimension. I wrapped it around the back of the chevron paper to hide the adhesive under the velum. Once adhered I placed it on a tent card base and it was finished.

You can find just about everything I used on this card project at my new favorite paper craft store:

Also, be sure to stop by Ginger Snap Scraps' blog to enter to win prizes from Ginger Snap Scraps, Lawn Fawn, Karber, Really Reasonable Ribbon, The Twinery, Bug Bites Stamps, Joy's Life, Lucy and Darla from Close To My Heart, and Kristy from Scraptastical Kreations!! Click HERE to be taken directly to the blog post for the contest!

Oh and if that wasn't enough ....there's also a Mother's Day Contest to win a prize pack of over $300!!! Click HERE to be taken directly to the blog post for the contest!

Also ...please join us in our new bi-weekly contests! The new contest started yesterday and runs until the 19th at midnight EST. Go HERE to be taken directly to the blog post for Ginger Snap Scraps' all new challenge!!

Yowza, I *think* that's all that's currently going on right now with Ginger Snap Scraps! Be sure to enter the contests and challenge and let them know I sent you! :) Would love one of my followers to win!!

Inky and glittery fingers for all!

As if this blog post wasn't big and posty enough, I'm also entering my card into CAS-ual Friday's cfc51 Birthday Challenge! Happy Birthday, CAS-ual Fridays!! And I'm also entering it into Lawnscaping's CAS Challenge:)

ETA: Whoopsie for some reason I had the comments disabled. Not sure how I did that! lol They're back on now. Sorry!


  1. Your card is so pretty. You really brought out the colors of the Distress Inks. Love it.


  2. Beautiful banners and love the colours. Thanks so much for playing with us @ CAS-ual Friday :)

  3. Lovely choice of colours and great use of the distress inks. Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays this week :)

  4. Love what you've done here. You have really shown off the distress inks and paired it with the Lawn Fawn paper is so cute!!! thanks for joining us at Lawnscaping.

  5. Great idea!! Love the colors!! So pleasing to my eye!!

  6. LOVE it! Those banners and so much fun! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays! ;)

  7. such a great design Gabrielle, fabulous for showcasing these beautiful new colors!!

  8. lovely banner! you just made a simply beautiful card. Thank you for playing with us at Lawnscaping

  9. Love the colors and pretty banner card. Thank you for playing with us at Lawnscaping :)