Easy Distress & Water + New Color!

Hello and welcome back. Today I am sharing an easy technique for using water with Distress Ink and Distress Oxide Ink. And… I am giving a closer look at the new color of Distress Products!

Easy Distress And Water Techniques Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

[If the video isn’t showing up, click HERE to watch it. All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you. As always, I appreciate your support.]

Be sure to watch my video to learn how you can paint with water on a Distress Ink (or Oxide Ink) background for lovely effects! And see below for more information on the newest color of Distress products – Crackling Campfire.

Here are the cards from my video along with the main products featured. For the full supply list, scroll down to the thumbnails at the end of this post.


BRIGHTEN CARD
Featuring:
Hero Arts Christmas Rose Stamp (SSS)
Sunny Studios Slimline Scallop Frame Dies (SSS)
Ink To Paper Brighten My Life Die (SSS)
Tim Holtz Crackling Campfire Distress Oxide Ink (SSS)
Tim Holtz Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Ink (SSS)
Tim Holtz Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide Ink (SSS)
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder (HA)
VersaMark Ink (SSS)
Hero Arts Heat Gun (SSS)
Tim Holtz Detailer Water Brush (SSS)
Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Cardstock (SSS)
Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pens (SSS)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Easy Distress And Water Techniques Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Easy Distress And Water Techniques Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


HELLO CARD
Featuring:
Hero Arts Christmas Rose Stamp (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Basic Banner Dies (SSS)
My Favorite Things Grand Greenery Dies (SSS)
Sunny Studios Slimline Scallop Frame Dies (SSS) – hello
Tim Holtz Crackling Campfire Distress Oxide Ink (SSS)
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder (HA)
VersaMark Ink (SSS)
Hero Arts Heat Gun (SSS)
Tim Holtz Detailer Water Brush (SSS)
Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Cardstock (SSS)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Easy Distress And Water Techniques Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Easy Distress And Water Techniques Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


THANK YOU CARD
Featuring:
Hero Arts Christmas Rose Stamp (SSS)
My Favorite Things Grand Greenery Dies (SSS)
Sunny Studios Slimline Scallop Frame Dies (SSS)
Tim Holtz Crackling Campfire Distress Oxide Ink (SSS)
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder (HA)
VersaMark Ink (SSS)
Hero Arts Heat Gun (SSS)
Tim Holtz Detailer Water Brush (SSS)
Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pens (SSS)
Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Cardstock (SSS)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Easy Distress And Water Techniques Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Easy Distress And Water Techniques Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


HERE FOR YOU CARD
Featuring:
Hero Arts Christmas Rose Stamp (SSS)
Sunny Studios Slimline Scallop Frame Dies (SSS)
Altenew Sentiment Strips Stamp Set (SSS)
Tim Holtz Crackling Campfire Distress Ink (SSS)
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder (HA)
VersaMark Ink (SSS)
Hero Arts Heat Gun (SSS)
Tim Holtz Detailer Water Brush (SSS)
Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pens (SSS)
Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Cardstock (SSS)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Easy Distress And Water Techniques Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Easy Distress And Water Techniques Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


HELLO CARD
Featuring:
Hero Arts Christmas Rose Stamp (SSS)
My Favorite Things Grand Greenery Dies (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Basic Banner Dies (SSS)
Sunny Studios Slimline Scallop Frame Dies (SSS) – hello
Tim Holtz Crackling Campfire Distress Oxide Ink (SSS)
Tim Holtz Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Ink (SSS)
Tim Holtz Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide Ink (SSS)
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder (HA)
VersaMark Ink (SSS)
Hero Arts Heat Gun (SSS)
Tim Holtz Detailer Water Brush (SSS)
Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Cardstock (SSS)
Panasonic Iron (AMZUS)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Easy Distress And Water Techniques Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Easy Distress And Water Techniques Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


NEW DISTRESS COLOR

Tim Holtz has released a new color – Crackling Campfire! You can find the new products HERE.

INK SWATCH DOWNLOAD

I have free Ink Swatch Downloads for you!

  • Click HERE for the Distress Oxide Ink Swatch Download.
  • Click HERE for the Distress Ink Swatch Download.
  • To see my complete list of Ink Swatch Downloads and how I create and store them, head over HERE.

SUPPLIES

Want to find the products I used? I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you for your support! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except most of the inks, stamps, and dies which were received from the company with no expectation. As always, I was not paid to do this post nor am I on any design teams. I only use products I love!) Click on the icons below each product picture to go to a favorite store.

Tim Holtz Crackling Campfire Distress…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Crackling Campfire Distress…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Crackling Campfire Distress…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Picked Raspberry Distress…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Seedless Preserves Distress…
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts Christmas Rose Stamp
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Basic Banner Dies
[ SSS ]
My Favorite Things Grand Greenery Dies
[ SSS ]
Sunny Studios Slimline Scallop Frame…
[ SSS ]
Ink To Paper Brighten My Life Die
[ SSS ]
Altenew Sentiment Strips Stamp Set
[ SSS ]
MISTI Stamping Tool 2.0
[ SSS ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Cardstock
[ SSS ]
Anti Static Powder Bag
[ SSS ]
VersaMark Ink
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts Heat Gun
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
[ HA ]
Honey Bee Blender Brushes
[ SSS ]
Mini Ink Blending Tool
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Detailer Water Brush
[ SSS ]
Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pens
[ SSS ]
Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz
[ SSS ]
Studio Katia Ripe Persimmon Pearls
[ SSS ]
Trinity Stamps Something New Pearls
[ SSS ]
Studio Katia Embellishment Wand
[ SSS ]
Trinity Stamps Tidy Tray
[ SSS ]
Microfiber Cloth
[ SSS ]
Panasonic Iron
[ AMZUS ]
Tim Holtz Trimmer
[ SSS ]
Gemini Die Cut Machine
[ SSS ]
T Ruler
[ SSS ]


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29 thoughts on “Easy Distress & Water + New Color!”

  1. Gorgeous cards Jennifer!! I’m inspired to break out my distress inks. I love how you’re constantly thinking up new ways to enhance your cards and use your supplies. When someone as gifted as you can still be inspired to challenge yourself and better your craft I think it inspires and motivates all of us to do the same. As always, TFS your creativity:).

  2. Another fabulous set of cards, Jennifer!! Thanks for the video tutorial too – always fun to watch you create!! I already ordered some of the products you used so am even more excited for them to arrive at my door. Thanks for the inspiration!!

  3. One of my favorite techniques that I learned from you! Absolutely incredible cards, Jennifer! So much fun and so relaxing as there is “no coloring” involved. I, too, am color challenged! LOL This is such a WOW effect! Say hi to Lila and have a safe and great weekend!! MWAH across the miles! YOU are BLESSING!!

  4. Jennifer! Thank you so much for this video! Great to know that crackling campfire blends out to a gorgeous yellow! I must say, I burst out laughing when you said you guys don’t use the iron for clothes! Neither do we! Once we rtired from the Air Force, that was the first thing I got rid of! Lol… but then needed to buy one for crafting! Again, love your videos and techniques! Thank you for the inspiration! Your cards are absolutely gorgeous!

  5. Such cool techniques, and love the results. And I have an iron I would gladly ‘donate’ to my craft area (since I don’t iron either)! My newest oxide and distress color is in the mail—-can’t wait to get them!

  6. Ok, now I am off to my crafting table. I may not have the new color but I want to get all the other colors out and do some blending. Thank you.

  7. Amazing cards!!! I am really loving this new color!! You totally captured the different shades and colors you can get from it!!! LOVE!!!

  8. Jennifer, your comment about not ironing made me chuckle! I don’t iron, either! My grandkids wanted to know what the ironing boards was!!!

  9. Every tine I think I have seen every technique there is, you come up with something different. It amazes me how creative you are! You have made me a better card maker and I thank you for sharing all your great ideas and suggestions.

  10. Beautiful cards and such a great technique. This video was worth every minute watching it. I’m sure I’ll be trying every tip yo shared here. Thanks so much.

  11. Beautiful backgrounds. Finally did the blending technique over a stamped and embossed image and it came out beautifully. Thanks for all your wonderful videos.

  12. Such beautiful cards! I love this technique of painting with water! Love this new distress ink color! Thank you for the video tutorial! You always inspire me!

  13. Jennifer, Could you once again address the mailing of your lovely cards that have the stacked die cuts, pearls etc. on them. I think I heard you say that you are using the foam sheets less for dimension on your cards. Do you add anything else into the envelope for protection thru the mail. Thank you so much for everything you teach us.

  14. What a wonderful video! I loved the cards before I even saw the video, but all your tips and techniques apply to so many other card designs. Thanks for your inspiration!

  15. I am usually not a coral person, but I love the Cracklin Fire color. My favorite stamp is the Laurel Leaves. My daughter’s name is Laurel, and I am partial to it. But there are so many stamps and dies I would like to purchase. Really some great choices.

  16. Thanks for the updated swatch sheet! Do you also plan to update the post from 4/8/14 to show the newest Distress updates? I only ask because I have that page bookmarked so I can check back regularly to see if there are any udpates, and this one hasn’t been added. Thank you for keeping us organized! It’s very much appreciated.

  17. Awesome cards Jennifer, I love the new Distress colour it’s such an interresting colour when using it.
    Thank you so much for showing, stay safe and have a wonderful day.

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