Video: Distress Ink Splatter

Hello! Today I am again a guest on the Little Tangles Neat & Tangled Challenge Blog. My video shows creating Distress Ink splatter

[Supplies are linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.]

This technique works best with simple images, like the outline heart from the Neat & Tangled You & Me stamp set. After I stamped lots of the hearts on watercolor paper with various bright Distress Inks, I added droplets of water with a brush. The nice thing about this technique is that the water and the Distress Ink do the work for you. You just have to let it dry and the magic will happen!

I also heat embossed a strip along the edge of my card for a faux metal tape look. I used the same Liquid Platinum embossing powder for my stamped greeting. (Yay! I kept it a one layer card!)

As part of the the Little Tangles Neat & Tangled Challenge Blog “Don’t Forget the Envelope” challenge, I created a matching envelope…

Here are some other links to allow you to procrastinate whatever it is you are supposed to be doing. ;)


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43 CommentsDistress Ink, Videos

  1. This is very cool Jennifer!!! TFS all of YOUR awesomeness!! And, you’ve finally made be break down and buy the Liquid Platinum, I can not stand it.. It’s so gorgeous on your cards!!!!

  2. grace

    I absolutely loved the card. I loved the techniques. Thank for sharing your knowledge.

  3. Gosh I simply love your distress techniques. I always learn something that I love. I tried the bleed (amazing!) and now I will have to try this too. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Paula

    Thumbs up from me. You could use distress markers for this too hey? Do some freehand hearts or flowers? Very cool. Love the added touches faux metal.

  5. Another fabulous technique. TFS!

  6. Yet another great card Jennifer and a cool technique love it. Thanks for sharing.

  7. I love this! So simple and lovely and easy to repeat TFS!!!

  8. Kim S.

    Ahhhhh, Jennifer. Another lovely, lovely clean and simple card. Thank you. I’m making one or two of your card boxes and filling them with home made (preferably clean and simple) cards for a friend of mine as a Christmas present this year. This one will be included.

  9. Joanne M

    Another great video! Your cards are beautiful and quick to make.

  10. Charlotte C

    Love love love this card. And I suppose if you don’t have the die and do have a die cutting machine, you could replicate the layers and coloring. How wonderful.

    • Charlotte C

      Just realized I commented on the wrong card here a moment ago. Okay, thumbs up on the distress ink splatter – it looks beautiful. But what do you create that isn’t beautiful?!! TFS

  11. Dee in NH

    Love the look! What a great technique!

  12. I can’t wait to give this a try! Thank you for sharing such fun ideas and creative techniques with us. You always inspire me. Have a wonderful day!

  13. Tammy

    Very pretty card and neat technique. Easy to do.I like that. Thanks Jennifer.

  14. I love all the projects you’ve been doing with watercolor techniques. This card is so FUN!

  15. Carmen S

    I really like your droplets technique,and the extra tips for the card!

  16. conil

    This techniques looks fun and easy (though, I’m sure it’s not). The way you made it into a one-layer card with a unique envie makes it really special.

  17. Tona

    I love everything about this card! Thanks for all of the great tips. ~Another wonderful video!

  18. barbara lassiter

    Oh! I do love this card and the technique and I’m going to try it on a birthday card for a friend whose birthday is soon. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your videos and the great techniques you share with us! Thanks so much!

  19. I love that picked raspberry color. I may need to add that one to my collection. It certainly blends well with the other colors. Beautiful card and love your videos!

  20. Tami

    I find myself looking forward to your videos every day…thank you so much for all you do to keep this hobby and industry alive and well! :)

  21. Barbara M.

    Love the simplicity of the card…the watercolor technique really gives it a wow factor as well as that little strip of metallic. Thanks for another great video, Jennifer!

  22. Maree Forman

    Love the card and the handy tips along the way. Thank you for all of your inspiration.

  23. Gail

    Love the card….the technique is great…thanks!!!! Super video!!!

  24. Faith R.

    Fantastic card. Love this technique. Thank you.

  25. Mary-Anne V.

    Very neat way to use distressed inks. I also like youe metal strip trick…thanks for the video.

  26. Awesome idea I love the single layer and the distress look. Great idea Thanks

  27. I really love this card and technique! Have to get me some watercolor paper now :)

  28. Darlyne Wagner

    Another fun technique to try that is not so complicated that your fan club can’t navigate it. Thanks for all the videos and your generosity with your knowlege. I can’t figure out how to give a thumbs up or I would give that to you as well as many thanks.

  29. Lovely card and envelope, Jennifer.

  30. Donna K

    Single layer cards are hard for me but I’m becoming such a fan with your recent videos that really work for that style. Your creativity, tips, tricks and projects are just so amazing and inspiring. thanks so much for sharing.

  31. young

    Jennifer, thank you for all the great technique videos that you do – I definitely learn the most from you!

  32. Lucy Schmidt

    I adore this card!!! Most of my cards end up with some kind of non-deliberate mess or streak, so this will be right up my alley. ;-) A winner, as always. I love all the cards you make, but really get excited by the simpler ones.

  33. Love it. Such a “happy” card.

  34. Amy

    I love the card and the techniques thanks a bunch

  35. Randee S

    Love your CAS card and the watercolor look. Your video was packed full of great tips. I learn so much from you, Jennifer. Thanks for sharing.

  36. Deborah S

    Neat technique great video thanks!

  37. super cute! I love the simplicity of it all, looks great! Thanks for sharing!

  38. Carol Mc

    Think I might want some liquid platinum.

  39. Sally M

    I love love Tim’s new blending tool! I have not found it in the stores in my area yet. So much fun stuff you can do with his products.I may try gelato for my water coloring with stamping.

  40. Theresa Lent

    You have some amazing talent Jennifer. I am learning a lot. I’m pretty new to the scrapbooking world and I am loving it. I’m also starting do cards as well. Some much is out there I did invest in the square blending tool which will be great for big but I like the small one for small areas. I really liked your techniques. Thank you for the inspiration.

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