Twilight birds on a wire distress ink background A6 Greetings cards

Second post of the day! I’ve been so busy with half term, that I’ve grabbed the chance to sit and blog whilst my children are out with their dad (and my husband) for the day!

it’s blissfully quiet…

these cards came about after I was chatting with my friend Lina- (who recently became a crafters companion colourist) and who I’ve persuaded to start making cards herself, ¬† about making backgrounds with distress inks- recently it is one of my favourite things to do. I love the way they react with water and blend together. We also found out we had a die in common, so I made this card to show her, and she is going to make one using the same one! I love challenging my crafty friends, and being challenged too! you can check out her blog here- The Shady Colorist

On these I wanted to create the effect of a starry twilight sky, so I blended a few of my distress inks together.

I used Black soot, seedless preserves, peacock feathers and a little picked raspberry, blended together with my trusty ink blending tool. I then added little white dots as stars, using acrylic paint, and a few gold stars using a gold gel pen.

I glued the diecut (which was cut in black cardstock)  around 3/4 of the way down the card using my quickie glue pen, and trimmed off the edges.

I also diecut a ‘Hello’ sentiment in papermania gold glitter paper, which I adhered with anita’s tacky glue.

these card fronts, I added to an A6 card blank – I think they look really pretty, and didn’t want to take away from them by matting the layer.

I really wish you could see how they sparkle in person!

if you didn’t want to do stars, you could always flick water on the background, to create a rainy sky. so versatile!

until next time,


About rachel Gillham

I'm a twenty something mad cat lady, with a rescue cat and a passion for all things crafting... You can often find me tinkering with one or other of my machines, making cards, vinyl decals for items, or doodling quietly.

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