Saturday, October 6, 2007

World Cardmaking Day projects: Distress Ink cards



I learned this at the Invoke Arts booth last weekend. I know I've seen Tim Holtz do this on his DVD, but I guess I needed to see it "live" and in person. You just take some manila cardstock (take a manila folder and cut it up). Then, choose three shades of distress inks in the same color family. Go from light to dark. Take the lightest color, and working down the center of the cardstock, start swirling your pad over the cardstock in a figure eight. Turn it 90-degrees, and swirl it again, turn it 90-degrees twice more and swirl again. Then, take the next color (medium shade) and repeat what you did the first time. Then, take the darkest color and just swirl it along the edges of your cardstock. If you do it over the center, you'll cover the pretty layering you've already created with the two lighter shades. How juicy your ink pad is will determine how much ink you want to lay down.

6 comments:

Kim- hutchink :) said...

OMG OMG OMG! I totally love these! You always having me running to the LSS! I need these! I want to try to do this! Mine will not look as good as yours but I want to try! Oh my they are gorgeous!

Christen said...

Hi Ethel! Can you e-mail me at colivarez@stampington.com. I'd like to speak to you about being a guest artist :)

Trapedinga said...

OMG!!! Ethel these are absolutely beautiful.I love the colors and all the detail. And look at that you have an admirer at Stamington. Congrats.

Tami said...

Gorgeous cards, Ethel. Love the technique. Such a cool request in your comments here...congrats!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Ethel
this is AMAZING! gorgeous work!!

Sue McGettigan said...

Totally gorgeous Ethel!! These stamps are on my shopping list for the RSC in November :)