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I so get the feeling of a warm summer breeze when I look at this background! Such a simple design (you know, I am a CAS-lover!), the crisp c...

handmade card from stamps+ink=fun: Summer Breeze .watercolor wash background with landscape bands of color . wheat silhouted stamped in black .

Joy in a JAR: A Garden of Delights with Rubbernecker Stamps

The maker masked off a section of the card stock, sponged Not Quite Navy and Rich Razzleberry ink to create a background on Whisper White. Then the mask was removed and the stamping done in shades of these two colour.

Cathys Card Spot: Card for Maddy

Cathys Card Spot: Card for Maddy

birds on wire original painting ~ love the saying... would love this hanging above the headboard of my bed

birds on wire original painting ~ love the saying. Novembrino Pielou Schaefer-Vrchota if you redo your bedroom I will SO have this made for you for your birthdays!

10 Creative Ways to use Distress Ink

How to Use Distress Ink: 10 Creative Techniques

Ink Transferring: The above ink-smooshing project uses an acrylic block for the surface. Distress Ink colors are applied to block, misted with water and then stamped onto the watercolor paper.

Ik heb al jaren flesjes Stampinback water color staan en ook al jaren niks meer mee gedaan. Water color heeft wat weg van ecoline en shad...

By Ank. Apply drops of reinker to wet watercolor paper. Then flick a wet toothbrush all over the piece until you like the look. Use black StazOn for the silhouette stamps: tree branch, flowers, butterflies.


I used a circle punch to create a mask for the moon and then I got distressing with a variety of distress ink colours. I used the All Things Grow stamp set for the grass. To give the moon some dimension I used two subtle grey shades of Copic markers.

6x6 card. tim holtz distress ink background. lavinia stamps.  (Pin#1: Backgrounds: Bokeh.  Pin+: Silhouettes; Angels/ Fairies).

I played with my distress inks again & made a few more 'inky backgrounds' for these silhouette cards.