Distress Inked Scenes

If you haven’t seen my post on Assembling the Craftin’ Desert Divas Truck Dies Die Set, make sure to head there to see how I put together the mailbox and truck die cuts that I will use on today’s cards. If you have already seen those, make sure to watch the video tutorial below on creating Distress Inked Scenes for those die cuts! All you need besides the dies are a few Distress Inks and painter’s tape!


Finished Card 1

With my die cuts assembled I started working on the actual card. I die cut the largest scalloped rectangle in the Fancy Frames Die set and inlaid the stitched rectangle inside the scalloped rectangle. The smaller rectangle is the die cut I would be distress ink blending on so I sat the “frame” aside for now. To create a hill mask I used my scissors and scrap paper. After cutting a curve in the middle of the scrap paper I put is down onto the bottom of the rectangle and secured it with painter’s tape.

Finished Card 2

I used Salty Ocean Distress Ink and my Mini Ink Blending Tool for the sky. After I achieved the intensity I wanted I removed the hill mask and used the top I had cut from scrap paper and masked off the now inked sky. I also used painter’s tape to mask off a rectangle toward the right hand side first and applied Black Soot Distress Ink to create a road. Then, I moved the painter’s tape to mask off the now inked road and sponged on Mowed Lawn Distress Ink to create the grass. For my sentiment I stamped “Happy Birthday” from the “Simply Said”Stamp Set in black dye ink on the top left hand corner and then adhered the die cuts onto the panel with fun foam and double sided adhesive for some dimension.

Finished Card 3

To put the finished card together I simply adhered the frame to an A2 top folding white card base, using double sided adhesive and fun foam. Then, I inlaid the scene die cut into the frame with double sided adhesive only. This allows the frame to be slightly higher and give a bit of shadow to the scene panel and the card base. You can see I also created a second, smaller 4-Bar card. This card is slightly different in the fact I used no dimension, switched out the sentiment, masked off the stitched border in place of a frame, and used a smaller gray 4-Bar card base.

Both cards today were so simple and easy to throw together with the die cuts. Using this scene and the “Simply Said” Stamp Set from Craftin’ Desert Divas will allow you to create a card for an occasion you may need it for! It is also gender neutral, so you can’t go wrong! These are my favorite types of card to fill my stash with. Sometimes, I will even make these types of cards and leave off the sentiment on a few so I can fill it in when I need it!

If you are interested in any of the supplies I used on today’s card, they are all linked below! (Truck Dies Link Will Be Available when the release goes live!) (Affiliate links are used at no additional cost to you!) Thank you so much for stopping by! Happy Crafting!!



Craftin’ Desert Divas Fancy Frames Die Set


Craftin’ Desert Divas – Simply Said Stamp Set

P1813097PM0L__02505_grandeMini Ink Blending Tool

I3045159IT0L__83591Distress Mini Ink Pad Black Soot


Distress Mini Ink Pad Salty Ocean

I3045416IT0L__39623Distress Mini Ink Pad Mowed Lawn



P1849005PM1L__02965Black Dye Ink

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