Saturday, 21 September 2013

Distress Inked Background Cards by Paula Whittaker




Distress Inks: Salty Ocean; Mowed Lawn; Brushed Corduroy; Walnut Stain


·       To create this background, I’ve worked directly on to the card blank – the card blank is a top folded C6. Take the Salty Ocean ink pad and wipe it directly over the card front but don’t completely cover it in ink.

·       Take a piece of Cut’n’Dry foam and wipe the ink out all over the card front.

·       Ink the Lattice stamp with Salty Ocean, stamp onto some scrap paper and use the 2nd impression on the card, keep doing this, till the card front is covered with this image.

·       Colour the edges of the card with Brushed Corduroy, plus rub some in random lighter areas of the card. Also, edges the card with some Walnut Stains too.

·       Stamp the PaperArtsy Mini with Walnut Stains ink over the card randomly.

·       Wipe some Walnut Stains ink through some sequin waste, as shown.

·       Stamp the sentiment with black ink down one side of the card front.

·       Stamp the Bunnies on to some Kraft card, cut out and adhere to card. Go round the Bunny with a charcoal pencil to define the image, plus give is a shadow underneath so it looks grounded.


Top Tip

When working directly on to a card front, I cut a piece of cheap copier/printer paper to the size of the card and adhere it to the back of the car with some removable glue (it’s one of those tape runner dry glues) – Plus, I place a piece of paper in the middle of the card…..I’ve found doing this leaves you with a pristine card where the only ink is on the front of the card, where it should be!



  1. Wonderful cards, great sentiment stamps!

  2. Two super cards, love those backgrounds!

  3. You've done it again! Wonderful cards.

  4. Two fantastic cards Paula!! I absolutely love the background to both of them!! Stunning and a very worthy setting for those cute bunnies. Love the sentiments just of the edge like that too. And thanks for the tip on how to keep the back ground clean!!! (I sure need tips like that!

  5. absolutely gorgeous Paula. love your backgrounds.

  6. Absolutely love the shabby backgrounds on these, like vintage wallpaper... and great tips on keeping things pristine too, thanks!
    Alison x


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