Hello. Today I share a super simple distress ink background technique. It’s a favorite of mine!
A couple days ago I announced a new card drive where we are collecting cards to give to folks who have recently lost their child via miscarriage. (You can learn more about it HERE.) I decided to go ahead and start making cards for the cause using the one of my favorite background techniques.
After heavily covering white cardstock with Distress Ink, I added the Hero Arts Glorious Petal Stencil over it. I misted the entire piece with Sparkle Shimmer Spritz and dabbed away the excess with a paper towel. The moisture reacts with the Distress Ink and leaves behind a shiny suede-look. Such a fun an easy technique that can be used in many ways!
Remember – you can get a big refill bottle of the Sparkle Shimmer Spritz and refill any bottle.
I used the Hero Arts and Simon Says Stamp Prayers Die and Stamp Set for the card sentiment. (25% of the profits from this set will go to supporting the Lasting Hearts efforts. More on that HERE.)
I really wanted the “prayers” die cut to pop up. The easiest way to do this is to put Stick It double-sided adhesive on the back of some white craft foam and die cut it. The craft foam has dimension and you are good to go! I also die cut some tiny hearts for accents. Oh – and I made the sentiment stand out by putting it on vellum cut into a heart.
Remember – gentle tape (such as the 1/4″ masking tape I used in the video) is helpful when placing die cuts perfectly!
Here are some links that may be helpful:
- Video showing stamping with water on Distress Ink background
- Video showing another use of the Prayers set
- Another video showing stencils, Distress Ink, and water
- Last Hearts Card Drive Info
How would you like to win a Prayers Stamp and Die Set like I used above? For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 1/25/16 telling me your favorite card greeting. “Prayers” and “hugs” are mine. (The winner’s name will be randomly selected, emailed and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)
Interested in the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those with an asterisk.)