Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Product Spotlight: Distress Ink Pads - Part 3

Since we are getting a lot of queries and response on our distress ink series.. we thought we'd go ahead and share with you all some more tips and techniques on what you could you with all your lovely distress ink pads.

Today I thought of putting together yet another card from scratch focusing mainly on distress inks..

I cut out some card stocks.. for the purpose of layering.

I decided to distress this yellow card stock with Rusty Hinge to match the shades of the other two brown cardstocks am using for this card..

Distress the edges of the cardstocks with a distressing tool.. In this case I used the rough part of my exacto knife.. You can also use a sand paper.

I tried the masking technique here. For this you need a white cardstock and different shades of distress inks

You also need either a masking tape, a sticky post or a simple card stock from your scraps, just like I did.. I cut a wavy shape on a scrap paper, free hand. and went ahead inking through the edges of it using my blending tool

I also tried the same technique with just one color too and this is how it turned out..

STEP 5: Heat embossing with a white embossing powder

Am just loving this new stamp set I got from PPS!! How pretty is that!!

Die cut a flower and leaves and clear emboss the flowers using any patterned stamp

This is how it will look once you have heat embossed the pattern..

Ink the flower with distress ink colors, this technique is called Emboss Resist.

I colored up the leaves by simply dabbing them onto the distress ink pad

STEP 10: Put them all together

Products used:
Disress inks
Hero Arts Leafy Vines Stamp Set
Zing Embossing Powder Clear
Zing Embossing Powder Opaque: White
Inkessential Non-stick Craft Sheet
Ranger Heat It Craft Tool
Ranger Inkessentials Ink Blending Tool Handle
Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm Ribbon Value Pack
Silhouette Cameo Die-Cutting Machine


  1. I have the same stamp set and it is gorgeous.. Am gonna copy this card of yours.. Seriously great stuff Shruti!

  2. Thank you so much for the gorgeous tutorial Shruti! ...Your card is jaw-dropping beautiful! :)

  3. AWESOMELY AWESOME!! Love the gradation of colors!!

  4. such a gorgeous card....thanks for sharing ..want to know some more abt distressing n blending tools..some better alternate to blending medium...plz do share.

  5. first time seen this stamp.. wanna grab.

  6. totally love the color gradient....... the stamps, colors, distressing all together goes so well.... AWESOME!!!


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