Monday, October 26, 2015

Thanks with Distress Inks

Hello!  Today at Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps blog I am sharing a tutorial using Distress Inks and water. Here's a peek at what you will need.  

I am a huge fan of distress inks and water for backgrounds but I have been wanting to try a stamping technique so after a few experiments I am ready to share my tips with you!

First ink up a stamp with one or several distress inks.  I found that I preferred to use a stamp with solid areas such as this bold sentiment rather than thin lined images or sentiments.  The fabulous Words of Life Collection 1 stamp set is brimming with words that work perfectly with this technique.  

Take a mister of water and spritz ink liberally.

The trick is to get the ink to spread.

After the ink is dry (I use a heat tool), ink stamp with a black ink and stamp over the top of the original stamping.  I like using the MISTI when doing this technique for the easy and precise alignment!

For my sample,  I am playing along with Splitcoaststampers' HYCCT1525 I die cut the "thanks" with a circle die and added three butterflies from Parisian Posctard.  For the background, I created a watercolor wash using distress inks.

Here's another sample using the word HOPE from Words of Life Collection 1.  I just love the font on this one!  The background for this card was created with Brusho Crystal Colours with splatters from Distress Inks.

 Parisian Posctard

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Angie this is a wonderful technique - love the results, and the 'matching' backgrounds.

  2. Oh, thanks so much for sharing this, Angie!!! Those sentiments look great!!!! I have to give this a try!!!
    Have a wonderful week!!

  3. Oh, Angie, what a great technique, and don't we just love our MISTI's? I agree - you are so smart (and creative). Hugs!

  4. Such pretty cards Angie! The watercoloring looks fantastic! Thanks for sharing your creative process!


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