Tuesday, May 30, 2017


Here's a use for credit cards that a husband can love.  All it takes is an old credit or gift card, three or four Distress Oxide inks, some water and cardstock.

For this card, I chose Broken China, Peeled Paint and Wilted Violet; and I smeared them onto a craft sheet.  Should have been easy, but I messed up my first attempt.  Instead of water, I sprayed the inks with stamp cleaner--is that dumb or what!  Once I figured out what was wrong, I started over again, with my water spritzer--much better.

All you do is take your credit card, swipe the edge into some ink (one color per swipe works best) and spread it on to white cardstock.  I added some black lines using the edge of the credit card and a black ink pad.  Let it dry while you proceed with your design.

For my design, I started with a piece of  Marina Mist cs cut to 4x5 1/4".  After cutting out the middle (and saving it for a future card) I glued it to a white card front.  Next, I die cut the inked cs with the same die (Lil Inker) and popped it up in the empty space with dimensionals.  I noticed a piece of glitter paper that matched the card color, so I added that a third of the way up from the bottom.  Then I die cut the violets (Poppy Stamps) and attached them with glue dots under the leaves.

For the finish, I punched a small butterfly from a piece of scrap, sponged the edges with Wilted Violet and added some pearls for a body.  In spite of my earlier mistake, I made it to the finish line with a card that turned out better than I thought it would.  Whew!

1 comment:

Bonnie said...

If you use stamp cleaner does it make invisible ink? LOL! An easy mistake! Your finished card is well worth the procedure! Love it! Karen really came up with a great technique for this!