Challenge: Got Ink?

Use any ink in some way?! Oh the possibilities!


I decided to marry two of my favorites: Distress Ink and Hero Arts Shadow Ink pads. All this card took was those inks, paper, and stamps. (and a smidgen of thread) to make this card. LOVE making cards like this!



1. Use Hero Shadow Inks to stamp the background (grey text), set aside. Then use shadow inks on white cardstock for the seal, leaves, and acorn. Cut these all out.

2. Stamp with distress ink the woodgrain stamp onto white paper.

3. Keep those distress inks out – and get a foam blending tool. Use brown to ink all over the background with text, flick with water and dry, then tear edges and dot with gold paint.

4. Assemble card! Background + cardstock strip + woodgrain background adhered together then mist with perfect pearls mist. Add a circle (hand cut) from cardstock and set n place.

5. Add the circle (hand cut, in my case) sentiment using foam adhesive. Also – if you’re so inclined rough those edges up with your scissors for a distressed look. Then attach the leaves and acorn, and stitch things into place. Once all of this is done adhere onto a standard (4 1/4 x 5 1/2) card!


and boom! One card ready to go.


Well… ok. Maybe it was less “boom” and more “3 episodes of New Girl later… it was done!” but you get the idea.

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16 thoughts on “Challenge: Got Ink?”

  1. What a lovely Thanksgiving card! The pretty background and distressed edges give it a warm autumnal feel! Sweet design.

  2. I love the newsprint backdrop May , works so well with the wood grain stamp too. Love the mix of elements on this piece and I always love to see stitching. Tracy x

  3. You actually make it seem really easy together with your presentation but I in finding this matter to be really something that I feel I would by no means understand. It sort of feels too complex and extremely broad for me. I’m looking forward for your next publish, Ill try to get the cling of it! afbdgcdkaeed

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