Kitsch Flamingo Distress | There Is Only One Happiness Card

So, I finally had a bit more time to play with the new Kitsch Flamingo Distress Ink from Tim Holtz, and quite honestly I'm kind of in love with what I created. I don't say that often, but sometimes do you ever create something that just really makes your heart happy? Well, this is definitely one of those makes for me. This combination of beautiful florals and vintage typography is two of my favorite things. The only thing missing is a butterfly!

There Is Only One Happiness Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Kitsch Flamingo Distress Ink, Bloom Colorize Thinlits, and Retro Type Bigz Dies by Tim Holtz

I started off by embossing a piece of silver Metallic Kraftstock using the 3D Texture Fades Typewriter. I then trimmed it to 4.25 x 6 and painted over the entire surface with Black Soot Distress Paint. Once the paint was dry, I lightly sanded over the surface to reveal the numbers and distress it just a bit.

Next, I started die cutting pieces of Distress White Heavystock using the Bloom Colorize Thinlits and the Retro Type Bigz Dies. I also die cut the Retro Type base from a piece of craft foam. Once the die cutting was finished, I began ink blending the flowers with Distress Ink in Kitsch Flamingo and Spun Sugar. With the flowers assembled I also did a little ink smooshing into some Kitsch Flamingo as well. For the flower centers I used Fossilized Amber and Gathered Twigs and after adhering these, I inked the edges of the flowers with some Vintage Photo. On the leaves, I used Peeled Paint, Rustic Wilderness and Forest Moss.

To add color to the typewriter, I first painted the Distress White Heavystock with Speckled Egg Distress Paint. I probably could have ink blended this with Distress Ink, but for some reason, I wanted to do a little painting. I used Brushed Pewter Distress Paint for the carriage return, roller knob, etc. Once the paint was dry, I lightly inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I then inked the entire surface with an Embossing Ink Pad, making sure to cover the Brushed Pewter areas so no ink would stick there. I then heat embossed the body of the typewriter with Speckled Egg Embossing Glaze giving it a shiny metallic look. I then repeated the heat embossing on the Brushed Pewter areas using clear embossing powder. For the space bar and and keys I used black embossing powder. To avoid having to heat emboss all the tiny key pieces, I cut a piece of heavystock to fit behind the opening, heat embossed it with the black embossing powder and adhered it to the back of the typewriter.

With the flowers and typewriter completed, I then added a typed phrase I created using my Royal Jr. Typewriter, making sure to type it out so the trimmed piece would fit through the opening on the die. I absolutely love the look this adds to the piece. And if you don't have a typewriter, you could easily achieve the same effect using a typewriter font with a word program on your computer and then print it out.

To finish off the card, I ink blended a piece of Distress White Heavystock trimmed to 4.5 x 6.25" using Kitsch Flamingo Distress Ink.

I hope you enjoyed this bit of inspiration using the new Kitsch Flamingo Distress Ink. Thanks so much for stopping by today and I look forward to seeing what you create using this gorgeous new color!


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1 comment

  1. What a stunning, captivatingly detailed, truly lovely design.

    Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life


Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. ~Mother Teresa