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.