My Favorite Distress Ink Technique – Ink Transfer

Hello! Most of the best background techniques involve Distress Ink… and today I share my favorite! It works great with stamps or 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!]

Be sure to watch my video to learn more about this Distress Ink transfer technique (aka faux monoprint). For more ideas, which THIS video (stamps) and THIS video (stencils). Look at all the backgrounds I made…

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.


HOW AMAZING CARD – Using an ink transfer technique with Distress Ink.
Featuring:
Simon Says Stamp Spring Blooms Stamp (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp How Amazing You Are Dies (SSS)
My Favorite Things Stitched Flowers Dies (SSS)
Tim Holtz Distress Ink (SSS)
VersaMark Ink (SSS)
Hero Arts Ultrafine Clear Embossing Powder (SSS)
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cut Machine (SSS)
Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer (SSS)
Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Cardstock (SSS)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.


SENDING SMILES CARD – Using an ink transfer technique with Distress Ink.
Featuring:
Simon Says Stamp Spring Blooms Stamp (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Friendly Flowers (SSS)
My Favorite Things More Brilliant Butterflies Stamps (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Slimline Marquee Dies (SSS)
Tim Holtz Distress Ink (SSS)
VersaMark Ink (SSS)
Hero Arts Ultrafine Clear Embossing Powder (SSS)
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cut Machine (SSS)
Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer (SSS)
Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Cardstock (SSS)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.


ACROSS THE MILES CARD – Using an ink transfer technique with Distress Ink.
Featuring:
Simon Says Stamp Spring Blooms Stamp (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Friendly Flowers (SSS)
My Favorite Things More Brilliant Butterflies Stamps (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Slimline Marquee Dies (SSS)
Tim Holtz Distress Ink (SSS)
VersaMark Ink (SSS)
Hero Arts Ultrafine Clear Embossing Powder (SSS)
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cut Machine (SSS)
Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer (SSS)
Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Cardstock (SSS)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.


WISHING YOU JOY CARD – Using an ink transfer technique with Distress Ink.
Featuring:
Simon Says Stamp Spring Blooms Stamp (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Wishing You Joy Dies (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Paper Hug Stamp (SSS)
Tim Holtz Distress Ink (SSS)
VersaMark Ink (SSS)
Hero Arts Ultrafine Clear Embossing Powder (SSS)
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cut Machine (SSS)
Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer (SSS)
Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Cardstock (SSS)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.


DOING GREAT CARD – Using an ink transfer technique with Distress Ink.
Featuring:
Simon Says Stamp Floral Centerpiece Embossing Folder (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Flower Cluster Stamp (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Mini Flowers and Leaves Die (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Encouraging Words Sentiment Strips (SSS)
Tim Holtz Distress Ink (SSS)
VersaMark Ink (SSS)
Hero Arts Ultrafine Clear Embossing Powder (SSS)
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cut Machine (SSS)
Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer (SSS)
Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Cardstock (SSS)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.


EPIC CARD – Using an ink transfer technique with Distress Ink.
Featuring:
Simon Says Stamp Solid Grid Stamp (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Magnolia Branches Embossing Folder (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Poppy Stem Die (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Encouraging Words Sentiment Strips (SSS)
Tim Holtz Distress Ink (SSS)
VersaMark Ink (SSS)
Hero Arts Ultrafine Clear Embossing Powder (SSS)
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cut Machine (SSS)
Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer (SSS)
Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Cardstock (SSS)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.


NEW RELEASE

Simon Says Stamp has a new release. Lots of variety! I used a few of the products today, but will use more again in my next video. Shop HERE.

Have a wonderful day!

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 and My Favorite Things products and the new distress ink colors 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.

Simon Says Stamp Spring Blooms Stamp
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Simon Says Stamp Spring Flowers…
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Simon Says Stamp Solid Grid Stamp
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Simon Says Stamp Painted Flowers Bundle
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Simon Says Stamp Painted Flowers Stamps
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Simon Says Stamp You Shine Dies
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Simon Says Stamp How Amazing You Are…
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Simon Says Stamp Wishing You Joy Dies
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CZ Design Swoopy Thank You Dies
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp XL Rose Bouquet Stencil
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Simon Says Stamp Floral Centerpiece…
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Simon Says Stamp Magnolia Branches…
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Simon Says Stamp Paper Hug Stamp
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Simon Says Stamp Flower Cluster Stamp
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Simon Says Stamp Friendly Flowers
[ SSS ]
My Favorite Things More Brilliant…
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Simon Says Stamp Slimline Marquee Dies
[ SSS ]
My Favorite Things Stitched Flowers Dies
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Mini Flowers and…
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Simon Says Stamp Poppy Stem Die
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Simon Says Stamp Cosmo Flowers Stencil
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Encouraging Words…
[ SSS ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Cardstock
[ SSS ]
Waffle Flower Water Media Mat
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Salvaged Patina Distress Ink
[ SSS ]
MISTI Stamping Tool 2.0
[ SSS ]
Tool To Press MISTI
[ ETS ]
Sticky Mat
[ AMZUS ]
VersaMark Ink
[ SSS ]
Anti Static Powder Bag
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts Ultrafine Clear Embossing…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Ink Blending Domed Foam
[ SSS ]
Mini Ink Blending Tool
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer
[ SSS ]
Spellbinders Best Ever Craft Tape
[ SSS ]
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cut Machine
[ SSS ]
Royal Sovereign Laminator
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17 thoughts on “My Favorite Distress Ink Technique – Ink Transfer”

  1. I’m the first to comment!! Woo Hoo!! Absolutely wonderful, easy technique and a bonus with creating two backgrounds. This technique would be great when your creative mojo just isn’t there but you want to create…spend some time with some Distress Ink, Water, and Cardstock and a date with your die cut machine!! Would be so much fun and the backgrounds for later crafting. Thanks, Jennifer!! YOU are BLESSING!!

    PS Hope Lila is hanging in there! Hugs!!

  2. I love this technique. I do have a comment about a statement you made in the video. You said “Nothing stamps better than a wood-mounted stamp.” I’ve been stamping for 22 years and nothing has made me happier than switching from wood-mounted stamps to cling and clear stamps. I have some beautiful wood-mounted stamps that I never use and would love to see you do a video that shows the best ways to use them.

  3. So grateful for your time in teaching these techniques, beautiful cards!! Time hearing your videos is never a time wasted 🙂 Sending hugs!!

  4. Love your technique Jennifer, easy make for a stunning result!
    The cards are all fabulous.
    Thank you so much for all the time and effort, stay safe and have a wonderful day.

  5. You’re amazing! These techniques are awesome and i love learning something new to do with my inks. I had some of the new SSS products on my want list already but you have made me need them now 😂😂

  6. I loved the video watching you make all of the backgrounds. These cards are knock outs! The red heart card is my favorite.

    1. My fave was the red heart too. I didn’t find the little flower doo dads on it among the supplies you listed. Your videos win the Gold for the fact that they are focused, without extraneous chatter, and your tone is so easy to listen to. SUCH a relief from the other similar videos I tried this week. I was stunned there are so many, but yours is the only one worth the time. I learned soooo much and really appreciate your supply lists. Many thanks for being such a skilled professional!

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