Anyway, here’s what you need:
- Distress Inks – 2 or 3 of them, I used 3.
- craft mat
- water spritzer – I used a Mini Mister by Ranger
- Distress Ink tool (not pictured)
- craft sponge (not pictured)
- your favorite texture stamps from Skipping Stones Design
Stamp them directly onto your craft mat:
Then take your stamp… I used one of the ones from Timeless Textures… and stamp into the inky mess you’ve just created.
It’ll create a really cool watercolor effect on your paper.
And when you’re done, it’ll look like this:
After I trimmed off a bit of the edges, I took my distress ink tool and the Festive Berries ink and swirled it around the edge of the cardstock.
I stamped the ink directly onto the craft mat, took my ink applicator and went from the mat and then onto the paper…
To look like this:
But then the red was a bit too much for me so I took a craft sponge and the Iced Spruce Distress Ink and ran it around the edge of my cardstock… Just to neutralize the edges a bit.
And for my finished card? Here’s what it looks like…
supplies: CS: kraft (Paper Accents); stamp sets: Timeless Textures, Christmas Song (Skipping Stones Design; inks: Festive Berries, Iced Spruce, Evergreen Bough Distress Inks (Ranger); kraft envelope (Canvas Corp); other: twine
I decided to make a little gift card holder out of it. I’ve got a lot of presents to buy this year, so I hope that the recipient appreciates an adorable little holder for his/her gift!
And I hope you all like what I’ve created for you today! I’m hoping that I’ve inspired you to break out those Distress Inks and texture stamps! It’s so much fun to get MESSY!
Have a fabulous Thursday!