Older Than Dirt!

Well, Today I'm combining and playing with a few challenges.


I think this color pallete would be best suited for a kids card, but I went masculine
(because I happen to actually NEED a birthday card at the moment)
So I started with some matching distress markers and went from there.
I usually build my cards bottom up, but this one went backwards!

I colored my birthday cake stamp with my distress markers and stamp my image.
I used my MISTI for a fun new technique, embossing dye ink!
I stamp my image with dye ink, then stamped versamark over top of it, and clear embossed.
Why not just use pigment ink you ask? Because! I didn't have the right color :)

After I finished up my tag, I built the rest of the card around it.
This will be going out to my friend turning 30 next week.
And yes, That is older than dirt in my 29 forever book!

Hope you like!



  1. Gorgeous card Kristina :-) i love the colours and whole design of this, the sentiment made me smile too, haha :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  2. This turned out really nice, Kristina, and thanks for explaining your process! So glad you joined us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  3. Such a fun and happy card!
    Thanks for joining us at CAS(E) this sketch!

  4. Cute! I like how you added the tag! Great take on the sketch!

  5. If 30 is older than dirt, then I must be dirt's grandmother. LOL Thanks for partying with us at the MFT Challenge blog, Kristina. PS I'm a Michigander, too. Yeah, baby. #puremichigan

  6. Perfect solution to your "I don't have the colors" problem!

  7. Sweet and yummy card, love these bold colors. Thank you for joining our delicious challenge at Pile It On and please come back again for a brand new one.
    Anna xxx