Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Playing with Distress Inks

In class last month we worked (played) with Distress Inks on water color paper and turned our 'creations' into two projects.
Having made this one A5 sheet up using the inks I managed to get both these projects out of it.

It is such a worthwhile exercise preparing some sheets so that they are ready to go in a minute, if you have an unexpected request or need for a card.

This project started off as a C6 envelope that eventually converted into a card/envelope for a gift voucher or cash. A nifty idea for teens, who prefer this kind of gift anyway.

The Happy Birthday stamp used here, is a Papermania stamp I bought from Country Crafts last year and it was it's first inking up and colored with Distress Inks.

I die cut the two inner cards and attached them, so one could write your messages on them.

The card below was made using the left over piece from the above project and I punched out the flower and wrapped ribbon around it before matting it onto black, then white and finally onto the black card.  The 'thanks' was die cut with a Cuttlebug die and attached. A very quick card.

These colors are so vibrant, I just love them and the Distress Range has a total convert now. I have no doubt that they will be foremost in my mind when it comes to 'color'!!

Thanks for popping in and catching up on my crafty endeavors!


  1. Thanks for sharing Moz, these are unique in the sense that no two cards will be the same. I LIKE.

  2. Stunning Moz. distress inks are really great for creating these backgrounds!

  3. Moz, I love how you've "played" with distress inks.
    You've created some fun cards with fabulous backgrounds!
    Great job!


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