Distress Inks

12 Giftable Tags of Christmas 2016 #10

Hello all!  Hope you, your family and friends had a wonderful Christmas!  

I have one more Christmas tag to share with you that I started during Kathyrac's last 30 Day Coloring Challenge finished a few weeks ago.   The tag is die cut from Lawn Fawn Stitched Circle Tags.  I first put a layer of distress ink then, over top of that, used a striped stencil to add more color.  Next I colored some white card stock with several green copic markers to create an ombre effect and die cut the joy using the Lawn Fawn Scripty Joy die.  I added some sparkle with clear Wink of Stella then a layer of glossy accents and adhered to the tag with another joy behind it cut from white card stock.  

 

Joy 12.26.16

This tag will be entered in the Simon Says Make It Sparkle Challenge.  

Thanks for visiting and happy inklings!

Trish

 


12 Giftable Tags of Christmas 2016 #7

Hello all!  Today's project is an entry in Where Creativity Meets C9 Watercolor Challenge.   My project uses the Concord & 9th O Christmas Tree Stamp Set.  Love the images and sentiments in this set.  

 

I started with a tag cut using the Lawn Fawn Circle Tag set from watercolor cardstock.  Next, the tree images were stamped using Tim Holtz Distress Ink and smooshed with a damp paint brush.  I used the same ink to add some splatters.  The sentiment and some tree decorations were heat embossed with gold embossing powder. 

 

Merry Christmas 10.29.16

This project will also be entered in Simon Says Anything Goes Challenge.

Thanks for visiting and happy inklings!

Trish


Double Partial Die Cutting

Hello all!  I don't do this technique very often but I love it!   The double partial die cutting is easy once you do it a few times.   This project features the Essentials By Ellen All Inside and the coordinating die.  The bear is colored with copics and the sunshine sentiment is also colored a "sunshine yellow."  The little guy is so cute and the die cuts out his hands so he can hold all kinds of things!  

The sun rays in the die cut window were created using the My Favorite Things Sun Ray stencil some ink blending with distress inks.

Sunshine 10.11.16

Thanks for visiting and happy inklings!

Trish

 

 


Clean and Simple Thank You

Hello all!  Today's project is an entry in Simon Says Clean and Simple Challenge....

Products from a few different companies are used in the card.  First, I ink blended some Distress Ink on the background using the Crafters Workshop Mini Chunky Chevron.  Next, the sentiment, from WPlus9/Simon Says Stamp Many Thanks is stamped with Versafine Black ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  The triangle border is from Simon Says Stamp Flip Flop Season set and is also stamped with Versafine Black ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

Many Thanks 9.15.16

Thanks for visiting and happy inklings!

Trish

 

 

 


12 Giftable Tags of Christmas # 2

Today's project features the Mama Elephant Reindeer Games set and is part of my series of Christmas Tags for 2016.  First, I prepared the tag by cutting one of the tags from the Large Tag die from Simon Say Stamp using navy cardstock.  Then to give it more night sky dimension, I sponged on some Black Soot Distress Ink with an ink blending tool.  Next, I used the SSS Falling Snow Stencil and some white pigment ink to create the look of snow.  The cute reindeer and pine tree from Mama Elephant Reindeer Games are colored with copics and cut with the matching die.  To finish off the tag, I put a snow border under the reindeer using the MFT Snow Drifts Border Dies.  A little Wink of Stella finished off the snow drift.    

Reindeer Games 8.17.16

This project will be entered in the Simon Says: Make for the Border Challenge.

Thanks for visiting and happy inklings!

Trish


Mama Elephant Woodland Gifts

Today's project is another entry into the Simon Says: Let's Go Wild Challenge.  I love critter stamps and the bear and bunny in the Mama Elephant Woodland Gift set are great!  The look on the bear's face so cute!  The background was masked off on all sides and then I used my new Clarity Stencil Brushes to make a soft background with some distress inks.  Love using the stencil brushes - they made the putting the color down very easy.  

All the images - bunny, bear, log and balloon were colored with Copics.  To give the balloon more dimension, I added some glossy accents.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set.

Woodland Gifts 8.15.16

 

Thanks for visiting and happy inklings!

Trish

 


WPlus9 Unforgettable

WPlus 9 Unforgettable is one of my favorite stamp sets!  I colored one of the elephant images for Kathy Rac's recent 30 Day Color Challenge.  Here is the finished card after I added a background, balloon and sentiment.    For the background, I used a cloud die to cut some masks and then blended on some Distress Ink.  I wanted the card base to match the front panel so I used the same ink to color the edges.  

Unforgettable 8.14.16

 

This project will be entered in Simon Says Stamp Lets Go Wild Challenge

Thanks for visiting and happy inklings!

Trish


Wishing You Lots of Happy...

Today's project is a piece that I started during one of Kathy Rac's 30 Day Coloring Challenges.  The flower images are from an older set of cling stamps from Hero Arts Luscious Bold Flowers.  I stamped the flowers in Distress Ink and then smudged each flower a bit with a damp water brush.  I used a Distress Marker to add a little accent color to each flower.  The background is lightly watercolored with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.  The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Happy and Smile set. I added a little sparkle with a Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Pen. 

Happy 6.27.16

 

This project will be entered in the Simon Says Add Some Shimmer Challenge

Thanks for visiting and happy inklings!

Trish


Mama Elephant Cub Cuddles

My new Mama Elephant Cub Cuddles set arrived in the mail last week so I got it inky right away by entering in the Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Simon Says: Stencil It!  I love this set, both the images and the sentiments.  First, I created a card base with Neenah Soloar White 110 lb card stock and used a Heidi Swapp Triangle stencil to create a subtle background with Tim Holtz Distress Ink and a mini round ink blending tool.  

Next, I stamped one of the bears from the Cub Cuddles set with Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink and colored him in with copics.  I also stamped and colored a bunch of the heart shaped balloons.  Everything was cut out with the matching dies.  The sentiment is heat embossed in white on black cardstock.  Added some sequins and some Wink of Stella on the balloons and called it done!

 

Cub Cuddles 5.9.16

 

Thanks for visiting and happy inklings!

Trish


Distress Ink Watercolor Stamping


Today's project is inspired by the Online Card Class - Watercolor For Cardmakers Exploring Mediums and is an entry in the current Wplus9 Sketch Challenge.  I love using the Wplus9 Fresh Cut Florals set with distress inks to do watercolor stamping with distress inks.  

Fresh Cut Florals 9.27.15

 

This project will also be entered in Simon Says No Designer Paper.

Thanks for visiting and happy inklings!

Trish