Friday, September 12, 2014

Bisters, Stampinback Paper and Distress Inks

In the last post I said I would try the Distress Inks with the Bisters and the Stampinback paper. So I did three cards with them. The first one is pretty I believe but I should have used Staz-On ink instead and as you can see it sort of smeared when I colored with the Distress Ink markers. Never the less, I still like the card and I am sure someone will find enjoyment from it too. I used images from Gina K. Designs Always Autumn set which was just newly released. As always Theresa Momber is a great illustrator and this set I thought was a must for Autumn card designs.


The next card I made used images from I Brake for Stamps. This time I went with roses and used Staz-On ink to stamp them. Again I used the Distress Markers and I did not see as much of a muddy look so I think the inks used on the Stampinback paper really make a difference. I also used a white gel pen on my card too. Not sure it was necessary but wanted to try it and so went with it.


My final card for this post sort of developed as I went along. I used green and natural to make the background but I found that the natural was too overwhelming once I had the background all completed and colored. I had embossed the poinsettia and pine image from Gina K. Designs  from the Joyful Holiday set by Theresa Momber with tarnished gold embossing powder. And, the whole design just did not show up well. So I decided I had nothing to loose, so I took my bleach and cleaned off as much ink as I could all around the design. Once this was done I then took some Shabby Shutters Distress ink to give a softer green look around the image. Oh, and this time I used Distress Ink pads to color in my design by taking an old dried up Le Plume marker and picking up the color direct from the ink pad. I then die cut the focal image out with a Spellbinder Classic oval and then layered it over the red and green die cuts from the Spellbinder Opulent Ovals set.


This kept me busy nearly all afternoon and evening working with these cards. I did more backgrounds as well, but I think for now I am going to put the Bisters away and really get down to business on making my Christmas cards. I did not mention the embellishments I put on each but I am sure you can see what I added.

I hope that my experiences with the Bisters, Stampinback paper, Gina K. Designs pure luxury paper, and the various inks has given you some insight as to what not to do and what to do. At any rate, all of you who called me an Enabler, I guess that is okay. I think I have been called much worse in my day. LOL

Have fun and enjoy the Bisters and I can't wait for many of you to share what you have done with them as well. Thanks for stopping by.

God bless,
Verna

11 comments:

Donna Ellis said...

More beauties! So glad to see you creating like this, Verna - they are tremendously beautiful! Love each one! hugs, de

Rosy Newlun said...

What a set of beautifully designed and colored cards! I learned so much from you explaining and showing these products -- thank you, Verna!

Asha said...

Yet more gorgeousness! Must take a closer look at the Gina K stamps. You've done a great job with them. Have a lovely weekend, Verna.
hugs, Asha

Fenny said...

Again wonderful card Verna and using Distress markers went not so bad did it. I like it and also the Stampinback card stock. Great explaining also. I love the Gina K. stamps.

Kathy Krug said...

Wonderful cards. I believe that Bisters needs to hire you.

Beth said...

All 3 cards are gorgeous Verna my favorite is the one using IBFS image so vibrant and beautiful and your Bisters is very subtle so do not over power your images.

Nikki said...

Ha ha, I had to scroll WAAAAAAAY back before it discovered what on earth 'bisters' was, and I'm glad I did because I had no idea one could create such fabulous looking backgrounds oneself! I love your cards Verna! Thanks for dropping by my blog to say Hi xxxx

Diane said...

Great design and colors Verna.

Hugs Diane

Darnell J Knauss said...

I've been really enjoying your wonderful creations with the Bisters, Verna! How do they compare to the Brusho paints which sound like they do the same thing. I'm waffling about which to buy ... you sure do beautiful work with the Bisters, that's for sure! Hugs, Darnell

Vicki Dutcher said...

Haven't had a chance to reciprocate comments -- the background on these cards is fabulous!

Anna Jernigan said...

Stunning. Not sure I know what that medium really is, and I did read your previous explanations....but, you have made some beauties.
Funny, most card recipients don't notice any smearing. They are thrilled to receive a genuine home-made card! Don't ya love that?
TFS, they are gorgeous!!!