Distress Ink Background & Silhouette Stamping

Made it my mission this week to create a card for Make My Monday Challenge #65 - Messy Backgrounds and here it is.  Yeah a challenge entry done and dusted!  Decided to use my good old faithful distress inks and chose some brighter colours (worn lipstick, ripe persimmon, crushed olive & scattered straw) firstly to brush onto some white card then inked through part of a mask and randomly stamped in places too - a bit of everything really.

Love the look of black silhouettes so stamps were added with Versafine onyx black ink, heat embossed with clear EP for that shine effect (though sadly I haven't captured any shine in the photo).  My finishing touch was a freebie Birthday Wishes sentiment stamp, die cut from a spare piece of the same inked background.  Decided on a yellow matt for mounting to keep the same colour theme.
 I've used - 5x7 card blank; Clarity stencil matte card; Distress Inks; Lindsay Mason Hope Blooms stamp set; Grunge Texture Mica Mask

Entered in Make My Monday Challenge #65 - Messy Backgrounds

Thank you for visiting - I'd love you to leave a comment if you have time - Steph x


  1. Hi Steph, it couldn't have worked better as your number is one of mine to comment on for MMM, lovely to see you joining in with this beautiful creation, love the colours you've used on your messy background. Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday. Emmax

  2. Fab card Steph :) I love my distress inks and silhouette stamping, love the colours you've chosen, the flower stamps are fab as well :) Love & hugs - Debs xxx

  3. Brilliant card! Love the colours. Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday


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