Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Sing - Distress Ink & Distress Stickles!

Today I have a fun card that incorporates a great combo ~ Distress Inks and Distress Stickles! As well as a different technique for inking your card. Instead of inking your image with one color of ink....try using SEVERAL colors on your stamp. It doesn't matter if it's perfect...just ink away and see what you come up with!



Distress Ink - Ranger

Ink Blending Tool & Foams - Ranger

Distress Stickles - Ranger

Rubber Stamps - Alluring Impressions, Stampers Anonymous, SeeD's




1. Choose a nice background stamp and place it on your work surface. Ink various areas of the stamp with 2 or more colors of Distress Ink. Dab a little bit here and a little bit there until the entire image has been covered with ink.

2. Stamp the image on white cardstock.

3. Repeat steps one and two until you have either covered your cardstock for an all over effect or covered the desired area. For this example I stamped around the edges leaving the center open.

4. After the ink has dried, apply the corresponding color of Distress Stickles over the stamped images. Let the DS dry completely.

5. Once the glitter has dried ~ use your Ink Blending Tool to apply a highlight color to the remaining open areas of the cardstock. Applying the background color after you have stamped and Stickled the images let's you have both a nice smooth background color and bright distinctive multi color images!

Roni - CHA 024

This same technique can also be used for a monochromatic look as well. This bird was stamped, Stickled & inked in the same manor.

Roni - CHA 024

And here is what the finished card looks like....

Roni - CHA 024

Great look with very little additional effort!

Just think of the fun cards, scrapbook pages and other projects you can create using this method of stamping, Stickling & inking!


  1. Absolutely gorgeous! I'll be trying that one :)

  2. I love using different colors on the same stamp--one of my favorite techniques. The Stickles put it over the top, tho--beautiful!!!

  3. I love the bird and the technique! Thanks for sharing

  4. well u just gave me another great idea to try...ty ty ty ! cher

  5. Love the card Roni. And I will be giving this technique a try. Really like the look.

    Elaine Allen

  6. This is one of the most stunning projects you've done! I love it!

  7. You are just so creative!!! Tfs!

  8. This card is really beautiful. Love it. I am going to try this out right away. Congratulations on a wonderful blog.

  9. Just love it! Gotta buy me some distress stickles now.

  10. Fabulous - love the colours and adore the textures.

    I must try this out with my distress inks and improvise with my ordinary stickles.

  11. Love it! And you're right...great effect with little extra effort!

  12. Roni what a beautiful card! I love the word sing on the front. Just lovely.


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