I am finally playing along with Virginia's View challenge!
I really want to play each month, then I get too busy, time slips away from me and before I know it, I've missed another one. So, I was determined to get a card made this month because it's All Things Distressed and I love playing with Distress Inks!
I started with watercolor paper and did some white heat embossing using the Stars and Dots stencil from Simon Says Stamp. Then I took out my Iced Spruce and Evergreen Bough Distress Inks. I smooshed the inks onto my craft sheet, spritzed them with water and pressed the paper into the inky mess.
I always let each layer of ink dry before pressing the paper back into it. Backgrounds turn out really cool with this technique - take a look.
I decided to give the background a bit of silver too so I splattered it with some Tim Holtz, Brushed Pewter Distress Spray.
I used the same two inks to shade the Simon Says Stamp, Stitched Circles die-cuts, then layered them up with dimensional adhesive. The tree die-cut is from the Suspension Tree set and the die-cut, Merry Christmas sentiment is also from SSS.
Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your weekend! ♥