Sunday, August 15, 2010

Distress Inks

Distress inks by Ranger are my #1 ink choice. I call them my go-to inks. I favorite tools include using my blending tool with distress inks on the craft sheet. Generally most of my coloring on cards is done with small pieces of Cut 'N Dry foam sponge. But my mister is always close by too so I can add perfect pearls for a soft bling. Mostly my cards are lots of layers of ink on white cardstock...and of course stamping.

During CHA the Fiskateers website hosted a weekend challenge event for those who were still at home. I really like working with the color orange so it was fun for me to jump into their theme color contests. Here's some cards I made for that event.

Pulled blender tool down top and bottom.

Distress ink pads direct to the paper.

I used a Tim Holtz stencil for this clock and misted with a homemade pearl mist. Most of the stamps in this card series are from Fiskar's bird and flower acrylic sets.

A final card for the button challenge.

Over at my friend Anne's website, Gaal's Creative she has been posting many of her incredibly creative tags she is making throughout the Remake on Thinking Inking Challenges. Monthly she hosts a challenge and this month's topic is distress inks so I made a distress resist card for the challenge before the August 16 deadline.


  1. Jan, someday I hope we can get together and chat and craft in person. I'd love to have you teach me your wonderful background techniques like these. I'm hopeless when it comes to them and I'd love to learn from the best!

  2. What beautiful backgrounds you have created with your inks Jan. I love them all, but you will have guessed that one of my favourites is the one with a bird.
    Not seen you over at the Shack much recently, but when viewing your work, I can understand why.
    Hugs from across the pond...Joan

  3. Beautiful cards! Just love them all!

  4. Hi, Jan! What a bevy of beautiful creations! I adore the Wish card that you made for my challenge! The soft Distress Ink resist colors are wonderful! And I love the textured background, too!

    I also like your many other cards! I love the Distress Ink flower on the first one. The pretty bird and dragonfly on the second one. The gorgeous bird stamp on the third. And the wonderful flowers on the fourth!

    Thanks so much for participating in my challenge! :-)

  5. I love what you have done...wonderful cards. I especially like the color block look of the DTP one! Very creative! shirley

  6. These are all stunning, Jan. I always forget to go direct to paper. It makes such a gorgeous background and you have so many shades that go together beautifully. Thank you for all the inspiration.

  7. Jan, Your pink floral WISH card is fabulous. I love the stamping technique.


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