“Magic Inking” Technique with Distress and Dye Inks.

Hello! Today I am sharing a fun technique that my youngest daughter refers to as “magic inking.” The best part? You can use this technique with basic inks, stamps, and stencils.

[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 of my videos!]

This video focuses on the magic inking technique and the many ways you can use it to create subtle backgrounds. Stay tuned for my next video to see how I turn these backgrounds into cards… along with lots of heat embossing tips! (I do give a couple peeks at the completed cards that are coming.)

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.


MAGIC INKED BACKGROUNDS
Featuring:
NEW SIMON SAYS STAMP RELEASE (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Spring Flowers Background Stamp (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Friendship Text Background Stamp(SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Halftone Circle Background Stamp(SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Halftone Background Stamp (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Sweet Garden Background Stamp (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp I Like Small Dots Stencil (SSS)
SSS CZ Design Mini Slimline Patterns Stencils (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Painted Flowers Wreath Stencil (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Mini Stars Party Die (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Sweet Garden Cherry Die(SSS)
Simon Says Stamp XL Greetings 2 Stamp (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp XL Greetings 2 Bundle (SSS)
VersaMark Ink (SSS)
Inkon3 White Pigment Ink (SSS | INK)
Simon Says Stamp White Pigment Ink (SSS)
Tim Holtz Distress Ink (SSS)
Gina K Designs Dye Ink (SSS)
Tim Holtz Ink Blending Domed Foam (SSS)
Mini Ink Blending Tool (SSS)
Altenew Ink Blending Tool (SSS)
Gina K Blending Brushes and Stands (SSS | GNK)
The Ink Stand (ETS)
Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Cardstock (SSS | AMZUS)
Hero Arts Heat Gun (SSS)
Avery Removable Adhesive Sheets (AMZUS)
MISTI Stamping Tool 2.0 (SSS)
The Debby Tools For MISTI (ETS)

Again, stay tuned to see these background turned into cards! Thanks for watching.

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 SSS-branded products 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.

NEW SIMON SAYS STAMP RELEASE
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Spring Flowers…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Friendship Text…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Halftone Circle…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Halftone Background…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Sweet Garden…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp I Like Small Dots…
[ SSS ]
SSS CZ Design Mini Slimline Patterns…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Painted Flowers…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Mini Stars Party Die
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Sweet Garden Cherry…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp XL Greetings 2 Stamp…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp XL Greetings 2 Bundle
[ SSS ]
VersaMark Ink
[ SSS ]
Inkon3 White Pigment Ink
[ SSS | INK ]
Simon Says Stamp White Pigment Ink
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
[ SSS ]
Gina K Designs Dye Ink
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Ink Blending Domed Foam
[ SSS ]
Mini Ink Blending Tool
[ SSS ]
Altenew Ink Blending Tool
[ SSS ]
Gina K Blending Brushes and Stands
[ SSS | GNK ]
The Ink Stand
[ ETS ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Cardstock
[ SSS | AMZUS ]
Hero Arts Heat Gun
[ SSS ]
Avery Removable Adhesive Sheets
[ AMZUS ]
MISTI Stamping Tool 2.0
[ SSS ]
The Debby Tools For MISTI
[ ETS ]


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29 thoughts on ““Magic Inking” Technique with Distress and Dye Inks.”

  1. I love coming here and thinking “how the heck did she do that” and then getting to watch you do it. Thanks for bringing our Simon Says Stamp products to life! We are so grateful!

  2. I loved this how to video but was wondering about the tray that you places the tim holtz in in. Is it to keep it from sliding? Can you tell me about this?

  3. Oops! I hit the Post Comment before I was finished!! What a wonderful name for a fun, fun technique! I can’t wait to try it out!! Jennifer, you always make it look so easy! YOU are BLESSING!!

  4. I’m trying to find the paper smooches animal dies you used in the felt cards. Simon Says says they don’t carry. Any help finding would be appreciated.

  5. Hi My name is Diane and I have been watching your videos for a long time and I just want to say I Love what you do. You are wonderful in the way you explain things, although I have a little trouble with some of your video’s and making them work for me.
    I’m 75 yrs old and have been doing this for about 7 or 8 yrs and have learned a lot from you. Thank you for your time is making card making interesting enough for me to keep trying.
    Diane Robbins

  6. You are such an inspiration! Thanks for always posting such creative ideas! Love getting ideas on using supplies we already have and have to order!

  7. Jennifer PLEASE get in touch with me about the 4 Winners – 3 classes and 1 homemade goodie bag from the “It’s A Girl Thing”
    Turner Syndrome Awareness Blog Hop! I have been trying to get in touch with you with no luck! PLEASE contact me as the winners keep asking me about their prizes!!

  8. Thanks for inspiring me once again. There have been many times I am stuck in a rut with my card making then I watch one of your videos and am inspired to go try out whatever technique you have shown. This video doesn’t disappoint. I appreciate all you do!

  9. Wow Jennifer, your brain must make overtimes. How many different techniques you invented is incredible, I love them all including this one. Thank you so much for sharing your great inspiration, stay safe and have a wonderful week.

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