This week, the focus is on Distress inks. The Distress inks are part of the product spotlight at Cornish Heritage Farms. Julia Stainton has written a wonderful article highlighting why Distress inks are amazing. You can check it out HERE. Keri Sereika wrote a tutorial on how to use the Distress inks to make collage art - one stamp at a time. And being the product spotlight at CHF also means a sale. All the inks in stock can be found HERE at the CHF Store.
My card is fairly simple. I stamped the butterfly (from Asela's January / February Stamp of the Month feature) with Walnut Stain Distress ink. Because Distress inks are slower to dry than other dye inks, you can emboss them... so I did. I sprinkled clear detail embossing powder on the image and heat.
To color, I used my distress ink pads and a watercolor brush. Distress inks are also unique in that their color will not breakdown with water. A good example of this is a black ink turning a purplish color. Distress inks don't do this, which make them ideal for watercoloring.
Dawn Lusk jokes in her post about all the images she used to create her project... I used a TON of the Distress colors!
Stop by the other chicas in this challenge for more Distress inspiration:
Thanks for stopping by,
p.s. Join the challenge! Create a card with Distress inks and leave me a note (or stop by the CHF forum).
-Delicate Wings and Thanks (SOTM) from Cornish Heritage Farms
-Flourishes from Beautiful (The Rummage Bin) by Cornish Heritage Farms
-Spanish Script Backgrounder by Cornish Heritage Farms
-Neenah Classic Cream Cardstock from Ellen Hutson LLC
-Spring Willow Dark Prism cardstock
-Daisy D's Beacon Hill patterned paper
-Fired Brick, Walnut Stain, Peeled Paint, Antique Linen, Faded Jeans, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard See, Dusty Concord, and Scattered Straw Distress inks by Ranger
-clear detail embossing powder by Ranger
-Sunflowers Dew Drops from the Robin's Nest
-corner rounder by EK Success
-Nestabilities by Spellbinder from Ellen Hutson LLC