Thursday, 26 March 2015

It’s Cracked Pistachio time!

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For my second project this month I am still playing with cracked pistachio distress ink and butterflies but  a little more grungy than my first! (You can see it here.) I have also used the fabulous mixed media thinlets – another new release from Tim Holtz / Sissix this year.

I started with some kraft card and gave it a spritz of 3 different distress sprays; shabby shutters, weathered wood and scattered straw. I allowed it to dry and then flicked a little water over it too. This makes the background card.
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I took some white card and spritzed with pumice stone distress spray and once dry took my blending tool and cracked pistachio distress ink and covered the card. I flicked over some water and allowed it to dry. I then cut opposite corners with one of the mixed media thinlet dies.
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I prepared another piece of card in the same way and cut and embossed the butterflies using the Butterfly Duo Bigz and Texture fades. I then added some gathered twigs distress inks over the embossed areas. (No process photos here – I did these at a friends as I don’t have the dies.)
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Finally I stamped ‘Life is Good’ from Tim’s Simple Sayings stamps and put my card together.

Thanks for visiting today.
Nikki – Addicted to Art.

8 comments:

  1. The cracked pistachio looks fabulous on the different papers. A stunning card I love the background showing through the die cut. Jennie x

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  2. Great design and wonderful colors! Love it!

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  3. Wow,yes this is beautiful. Love the colour combination too Nikki,a very elegant card...super yummy!
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

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  4. Gorgeous Nikki! I can't wait to get my hands on that butterfly die set, you have really inspired me to add it to my shopping cart! Love the colours! hugs :)

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  5. clever idea with the die, I really like that, excellent card too thanks for sharing.

    Hugs Eliza

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  6. Beautiful Nikki! I just got some cracked pistachio, can't wait to give it a test run!

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  7. Wonderful card! Can you tell me what is the name of die used for make the lattice background, please. Thanks

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