Distress Ink Lifting

170304_DistressInk_SSS_SpringFlowersRecently I watched an interesting video by Jennifer McGuire on the technique called Distress Ink Lifting. The basics of the technique are to use water and a paintbrush to ‘lift’ the ink color from the image. To accomplish this, I blended several shades of blue Distress Ink on to watercolor paper. I stamped my images and white heat embossed them. Using a wet paintbrush I applied the water to the stamped images and used a paper towel to blot up the water from the images.

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Watercolored Roses Card

170218_WC_DI_ElizabethCraftRosesLovely little card featuring watercolored roses. The roses image is an Elizabeth Craft Peel-Off Sticker watercolored with Distress Inks.

 

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Cut-Out Christmas Tree Card

170113_MFT_InlaidDie_TreeCardWhen shopping at My Favorite Things if your order reaches a certain amount, they send you a free gift. This Christmas Tree die was a free gift with one of my orders. I used various shades of green Distress Inks to color watercolor paper. Then I used the tree die to cut out both the watercolored paper and the front of my card. Using the inlaid die method, I glued the tree pieces into the die cut out areas of the front of my card, added some die cut and Distress Ink watercolored stars for embellishments, and finished the card with the Merry Christmas sentiment stamped with Distress Ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.

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170112_GoldEmbossedChristmasTreeLast year I purchased this amazing tree stamp on clearance after Christmas. I was so happy to use it this year to create two embossed cards. For each card, I stamped the card in Versamark ink and then applied either gold or verdigris embossing powder. I also used each color of embossing powder to create a matching frame border for the cards.

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Watercolor Tulips

Tulips watercolored with Distress InkRecently Rebekah R. Jones offered a traceable download for this lovely bunch of tulips on her blog. I downloaded the file and used my light-box to trace the image on to watercolor paper. The tulips were then watercolored with Distress Inks.

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Christmas Card – Watercolored Poinsettia

Docrafts Poinsettia Stamp watercolored with Distress Inks

The poinsettia stamp was watercolored with Distress Ink. I wanted to make the poinsettia the focal point, so I placed it on top of a wood grain piece of scrapbook paper and added the heat embossed sentiment.

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