Thursday, August 9, 2012

Playing with Distress Inks!

Have you played with distress inks lately? Do you usually use them only for background and distressing images? Today I am sharing a card with images, background and embellishments from distress inks! Markers are not needed for making this card.
 For the mason jar, I sponged up the paper with two distress inks ( Squeezed Lemonade, Perfect Peacock), stamped the image in black, and then I cut it out. Basically you are creating your own colored card stock.
For the buttons, I was inspired by this fabulous video by the talented Hero Arts stamp artist Shari! By using the clear buttons, you can create any colors of buttons to match your card stock! In this case, I inked up the Squeezed Lemonade and Perfect Peacock to match with the jar's colors! Add a few strips of  Basic Grey paper and stamped bee images, voila!
HELLO
This the the 4th Lemon Meringue Pie that my son David made this summer! And he is making the 5th one for his friend's birthday today!
 Isn't it glorious? Enjoy summer while it's still here!

36 comments:

Romaine said...

That pie looks delicious! My BIL would be in heaven!

I LOVE this card, Virginia- the background, the shading of the jar!

Jennifer said...

Yum that pie looks divine! Great job on the meringue too, that would be gone in seconds at our house.

Love your card and use of distress inks. Love the idea of inking your own buttons...off to check that out =)

Barb said...

You know me - I'm definitely enjoying what's left of summer! :)

I love your darling card! Fabulous use of your Distress Inks, V!

Linda R said...

Your card looks wonderful, I always enjoy seeing all the different techniques you use. I did use my Distress inks this week on the tag I made. Lots of fun and great color.

That pie looks so yummy..

Hugs~

shirley-bee said...

Love the shaded effect on the jar, Virginia! And I must try those buttons.

David's lemon meringue pie looks fantastic, my mouth is watering!

Dawn said...

I LOVE my distress inks and use them in almost every card I make... I love your combination of the turquoise and yellow. Lovely card and when can David make me a pie? What a clever young man!

Lynn said...

I love when you show us how to stretch our supplies. Awesome card Virginia. And will David please start mail order shipping of his pies ? :)

Miriam Prantner said...

Great card, so summery, and YUM! David is spoiling you guys!

Michelle said...

Your card is lovely, Virginia! I am yet to try distress inks.

I think it is high time you sent David for a visit to Australia... and if you could pack a bag of lemons with him, that would be wonderful. ;-) That pie looks DELICIOUS!

kerenbaker said...

Yum on both counts. Ooh- for the card- lovely colours- how fab - wouldn't have realised they were distress inks. Your son is a real catch for someone- a baker too!! Does he take after you with the pie baking then?!

Kelly Booth said...

Those Inks are so Yummy Huh? Just Love all the new Inks.... Your Card is so Cute V and Davids Pie Looks so Good! I'm ready for Summer to be Over It is Sweltering here at 117!!! Yuck! xoxoxo

Annette said...

super cute...love that jar and the little bees...great design and fun colors...

Lin said...

Yummy stuff today! Love your card with these fun colors, and David is becoming a PRO!

Sheila H said...

I love your lessons, Virginia! It's great to be able to make your own colored paper. And those buttons - wow! Thanks for sharing your artistry :) David's pie looks delicious...

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

LOVE your card, Virginia! And David is KILLING me with his gorgeous, delicious looking pies. He could always make a sixth pie and mail it to me.... ;)

MarcyK924 said...

Ooo, I'm drooling over David's pie AND your card! Lemony goodness all the way around! xo

diana said...

Love the pie ... er ... the card! LOL What stamp did you use for the jar?

Cathy A said...

Virginia, love your card, I love the new summer colour distress inks too...aren't the names great!

Please send David over here......I need, no MUST have someone this talented to make lemon meringues for me too!

Lalo said...

That's one sweet card! Your sons pie looks so yummy...I want some in my mouth right now!!!

Gilda said...

Love that card and love that pie!

joy said...

David's pie looks SOOOO scrumptious! He is one talented young man. And, I love your use of the distress inks for your adorable card - you really know how to maximize a product, Virginia!!

Julie Hoffman said...

I LOVE this pretty cheerful card Virginia!! It's perfect!! David's pie looks too pretty to eat!

Donna Bowman said...

This is gorgeous Virginia!! I really need one of those jar stamps!! I can't believe I have those inks and I don't think I've ever used them - no mojo this summer - all the time in the world and no mojo. I'm sure it'll come right back as soon as I start work next week!!

alexandra s.m. said...

Fantastic card and Pie!
Bravo to the both of you ;-))

Susan F. said...

That is a perfect summer card. I wish David were my friend, my birthday is neary here, lol. That is a beautiful pie.

Maria said...

Very beautiful summer card! Love how you inked up the mason jar with the distress inks! And, the lemon meringue pie your son made looks so yummmmy! MMmmm making me hungry for pie! Take care!

Kelly Griglione said...

I must be out of it ... I had no idea the distress inks come in a gradient pack like that. You used it so well, that mason jars looks illuminated. Beautiful card, Virginia!

Mirta Sanchez said...

LOVE that card with the little jar and the buttons and the bees....o so cute!
And please, the pie?? It's GORGEOUS!!! You sure have raised an amazing kid!

Kathy (krolski) said...

I love how you inked up the paper for the jar. Adorable card! Yummm, that pie that David made is making my mouth water. :)

Melissa Shea said...

Those are some of my fav Distress colors! The peacock especially. Beautiful card!

BabyBokChoy said...

That jar is adorable but my gosh the pie is absolutely stunning looking

BabyBokChoy said...

That jar is adorable but my gosh the pie is absolutely stunning looking

Helen F. said...

Another fun and fabulous card...oh how I love the mason jar :o)
TFS the video too, Virginia.
PS: can your son send me one of his Lemon Meringue pies, it looks soooo yummy :-P

Alice Wertz said...

love love the colors you used for the card, V!! so fresh and delightful! and mmm..... look at the yummy pie! you have my address, right? just Fedex me one! =)

Darnell J Knauss said...

What a great card, Virginia, and wonderful tips, too! You're the best.

No, wait, wait, I take that back. Your David is the best. Seriously. Is there ANYTHING that kid can't do and do well?! He's devine!!

Marilyn said...

I believe your son has this pie down to a science! It looks so delish, I could eat the whole pie...by myself, as it is one of my favorites!!