Beautiful Birthday, Dictionary, Swallowtail

Colour my Monday! Worn Lipstick!

Yes I am back with Colour my Monday! . I am unlikely to be here every Monday… But every time I decide to play with a particular colour, I will share it on a Monday with you. This week I have a card I made using predominantly Worn Lipstick. This is a nice vibrant colour from the Distress Ink range.


I must admit I love distress ink colours, but not so keen on them for stamping with. Much prefer the consistency of SU inks for that. Find they can be a bit oily. But they techniques you can do with distress inks are fun. In this case I did use the ink mainly for adding with a blending tool. I admit, this is not something I find easy to get good smooth results, but when you scrunch up the paper first before applying the ink it really doesn’t matter!

Top tip for adding distress ink and not getting the blend smooth… Go for a distressed grunge look so it won’t matter!

To this I added the dictionary stamp to add some text to the background. Stamping it in the same ink used for the background added a lovely tonal finish as the text blended into the places where the ink was applied more heavily.

Next up, the focal feature… Swallowtail. This is still one of my favourite stamps. This time I heat embossed using some coloured embossing powder. This was again in keeping with the main colour I had chosen, but is darker and the finish of the heat embossing I always find special.


I decided the sentiment needed to be darker than the background and so chose Night of Navy ink to match the cardstock I chose to mount it on. Then some little strips of floral washi tape, a doily lightly brushed with the Worn Lipstick ink, and some gems… All done. A pretty card for my friend.

Happy crafting!


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