Monday, August 13, 2012

favorite technique

The challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week is to use a favorite technique. 


I have always loved getting out my craft sheet, stacking a bunch of distress ink pads around it, smooshing them randomly, misting the inks with water and then pulling tags through the inks.  Each time you do it, there is a different outcome.  And, you can lay the tag back into the inks as much as you want for the look you want.

Quite some time ago, I spent a morning making lots of these tags, just for the fun of it.  For the challenge, I trimmed a tag down and white embossed a Hero Arts background stamp over the pre-made distress ink background.  I love the way the embossing over the distress ink makes it look so much more distressed!! 

Did you know that Ranger also sells sheets of manila-like cardstock to use for all of the fun distress techniques?  This is great for making cards.  But, since I have a plethora of tags in my stash, trimming them down for any project is the way to go.

Happy Monday to you!

10 comments:

Elizabeth Allan said...

Joy this is gorgeous! The melding of colors just takes my breath away!

Virginia L. said...

You are quite an enabler!! I need to get myself a craft sheet and manila-like card stock (sounds yummy)!! I love the rich yet subtle colors that you had achieved! So beautifully done! Thanks SO much for stopping by my blog, Joy! Your words are always so uplifting and positive!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Beautiful, I love this technique and when coupled with white embossing it's very striking. Lovely. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stwmp and Show Challenge . Tracy x

Lisa said...

Joy, this is gorgeous!! I absolutely love the white embossing over your inking- fabulous!!Such pretty colors and a very nice sentiment :)

Dawn said...

Great technique Joy. love the colours

walchowDesign said...

Gorgeous colors, Joy!

Lin said...

Must try this - I love the effect!!

Linda said...

lovely card Joy-and yes, that technique is so much fun and can be addicting too :)

Judy1223 said...

Joy, would you believe I have never tried that technique despite hearing about it and seeing how pretty the results are? You have inspired me to try it...your card is GORGEOUS!

Maureen Morton said...

This IS a great technique - and you've used it so beautifully. Such rich colors and great textures. I just don't like to get so messy! Thanks for sharing.