Sunday, June 12, 2011

GM 10 Distress Ink---Tag pull up card thingy

Distress Ink – Ink ink ink ink ink…… 
Fabulous challenge for GM 10.  Using Tim Holtz Distress Ink.  Check out the videos on his website!
Mostly dusty concord and some aged mahogany.  Started out with a lot more colors.  Used the TH stamp from new visual artistry collection that matches the texture fade that I used.  I inked in a variety of colors and stamped over silver dauber then I embossed using dusty concord on the folder.  Not much of any of this shows on the cover, but it was fun none the less. 

The cage is embossed grunge board .  Dusty Concord DI was applied first using ink on the mat with spritz and then inked somemore with foam applicator.  I added some tiny splatters of dusty concord distress stain.(By the way, the grunge board in the embossing folder went through the vagabond like butter and turned out geogeous).  Added glossy accents over all.

The ATC underneath was done the same Dusty Concord recipe with the addition of some stickles. It was cut down a smidge and slipped into another ATC that I had daubered with silver and punched the edges.  The bird was cut from a left over bit from the pull tag.  There’s dusty concord DI on the mat around the ATC and on the tissue tape.
The back of the pull tag and the gears were done in the same way with Dusty Concord DI ink with a tiny splatter of Distress Stain.  The embossing folder was DI'd with Aged Mahogany.

The front of the tag is silver dauber with Dusty Concord DI on the embossing folder.  The stamps are also other new Tim Holtz  Visual Artisty stamps in Black Archival ink with Dusty Concord DI blended on. 

I used The Tim bird cage, big tag, gears and ATC card dies (did I have fun or what?).  The hole reinforcer is cut from the metal bit that came off a wine bottle – it was that color already.  The ribbon was white organza, but I inked it with, you guessed it, Dusty Concord Distress Ink.  I started out wanting to use a bunch of DI colors, but then, I was just loving how the color of one ink changed depending on the application.  Also, loved doing some of the stuff I had learned from previous GM challenges.  Distress ink, ink, ink, ink, ink.  Must go shower.


  1. Wow what a creation so much work and patience :)

  2. WOW!!! Fabulous piece of work there. Love it!!

  3. Holy cow! How long did this amazing piece take to create? Did you ever sleep? It's beautiful!

    Also, please see my comment on your prior post: You're a blog candy winner, but I need your e-mail address to share details on how to get your prize(s)!

  4. Kathleen, your Tag Pull-Up Card Thingy is AMAZING! What a cool design-- one of the most clever cards I've ever seen, actually. Great use of those Distress Inks, too, and really, Dusty Concord is one of the best colors in the whole world.

    I love this!!!

  5. WowZAH!!!!!!!! Loving every bit of this!