Distress Inks

Distress Mania Part 2: Water Flicking

Welcome to Day 2 of my little series I am doing here on the blog! Each card this week will feature some kind of distress ink technique… This one actually features a water flicking technique. Supply list is at the end of this post!

I applied three shades of blue distress inks to the base, then squirted some perfect pearls mist on my craft sheet, grabbed up a bunch with my paint brush and flicked away! As a finishing touch, I sprayed some additional perfect pearls over the entire piece. It really shines! Reminds me of a starry night! The Hero Arts Silly Scape was colored with distress inks. The banner/sentiment was stamped on vellum. Now look very carefully at the background, because I did stamp Market Street Stamp’s Bit of Burlap for a little added affect… It looks quite stunning in person.

The idea of turning this card into a Christmas scene came from this post by Virginia Lu! I heart her….  She is brilliant…

I hope you like it!!!! 🙂 If during any time, you see a card you would like to see a video on, please leave me a comment! Taking video requests… 🙂












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  1. Very cute!! Love the colors

  2. I’d like to see a video on how to use distress inks on water color paper. I think your cards this week are gorgeous. I want to learn more.

  3. Wow!! Definately one of my favorite cards! Which is hard to say, ha ha! I love the background! The flicked water is perfection! Video please, I would love to see that in action! 🙂

  4. that is really gorgeous! I love the colourful cityscape. I think this is the first time I’ve actually liked that crazy city stamp image! (It’s a bit too craZY for my type-a personality lol!)

    I love love LOVE water wicking with cards. Such a great effect- you’ve done it beautifully!

  5. Virginia L. says:

    I would love to see your water-flicking video! The distressed sky is gorgeous with droplets of water and shine… and your distressing of the silly scape is so perfect! I’m VERY honored that my little card had inspired you in any way! Thank you for making my day, Laurel!!!!

  6. Gogreous card Laurel! I really love that background and can definitely see the background stamp on it! That multicoloured Sillyscape is stunning!

  7. WOW – this is FABULOUS!!! LOVE your card! Awesome technique series! TFS! Have a nice week-end!!!

  8. yainea says:

    I love this, Laurel, It’s a ver happy and cute Christmas card, wow, all the details are amazing!

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