Silhouette Cameo: Two Thank you cards using Distress Inks

Hello all!

Thank you for stopping by!

I am back and today I have a set of two fun cards to show you. Thought it would be fun to do some ink-blending onto a cardstock so I used a stencil on one to create a patterned background and a die cut background for the second card.

  • Stencil and Distress Ink Technique

To create this beautiful patterned background, I used the polka dot stencil and taped it down to the cardstock with a masking tape and dabbed distress inks in rainbow colors with a blending tool.

Since I enjoy making rainbow cards, so I had to try this using the stencil technique.

I have recently been loving this gold foil cardstock that I bought from a local stationery shop. I use it to add accents or sentiments on to my project. For this particular card, I used it to cut out a sentiment using the Cameo.

  • Distress Inks and Die Cut Background Technique

For this Butterfly card, I cut out this Morrocon tile background using the Cameo to add texture to the card. I used some vibrant colors along with some black and blended them together to create the background.

This beautiful butterfly is from the Penny Black’s Social Butterfly stamp set.

The greeting was finished with stamping and embossing one of the small greetings from Altenew’s Many Thanks stamp set.

Thank you for stopping by today.


For the love of distressing!

Today I will be putting together a card from scratch focusing mainly on distress inks.. This is a tutorial I did for Pretty Paper Studio.. so I thought I’d also share it here for my blog reader..


I cut out some card stocks.. for the purpose of layering.

I decided to distress this yellow card stock with Rusty Hinge to match the shades of the other two brown cardstocks am using for this card..

Distress the edges of the cardstocks with a distressing tool.. In this case I used the rough part of my exacto knife.. You can also use a sand paper.

I tried the masking technique here. For this you need a white cardstock and different shades of distress inks

You also need either a masking tape, a sticky post or a simple card stock from your scraps, just like I did.. I cut a wavy shape on a scrap paper, free hand. and went ahead inking through the edges of it using my blending tool

I also tried the same technique with just one color too and this is how it turned out..

STEP 5: Heat embossing with a white embossing powder

Am just loving this new stamp set I got from PPS!! How pretty is that!!

Die cut a flower and leaves and clear emboss the flowers using any patterned stamp

This is how it will look once you have heat embossed the pattern..

Ink the flower with distress ink colors, this technique is called Emboss Resist.

I colored up the leaves by simply dabbing them onto the distress ink pad

STEP 10: Put them all together

Hope you guys like it!

Until next time..



Products used:
Disress inks
Hero Arts Leafy Vines Stamp Set
Zing Embossing Powder Clear
Zing Embossing Powder Opaque: White
Inkessential Non-stick Craft Sheet
Ranger Heat It Craft Tool
Ranger Inkessentials Ink Blending Tool Handle
Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm Ribbon Value Pack
Silhouette Cameo Die-Cutting Machine