Distress Inks

Simon Says Stamp Challenge: FAVORITES!

Happy Wednesday everyone! We have had a wonderful week with a visit from my mother in law all the way from Texas. I let Lucas miss a couple of days of school, but shhh, don’t tell!!! Today’s challenge is a fun one because it inspires you to break out your favorite crafty products. Stamps, supplies, inks… Whatever………… Let me show you my card and I’ll give you one guess what one of my most “favorite” things is….


HE HE! If you guessed distress inks, then you are right! DING DING DING! I love distress ink products. The pads, the markers, the stains…. They are all fantabulous! On this card, I used distress inks on the gorgeous Hero Arts flower and then I inked up the Hero Arts Graph Background with this super cool metallic stain and got this great great COOL background! All products can be bought as individuals or as lots! And here’s a close up of the detail:


I added some silver Liquid Pearls to the center of the beautifully embossed Stencil flower (embossed with Wow embossing powder)….

I’ve made some videos in the past using distress inks. You can check them out here where I create a background using distress inks and water, here using the markers, here using distress inks with acrylic blocks, here shows creating tie dye look with distress ink pads, here is some quick coloring with distress ink pads… I am sure there are more, he he he….

The wonderfully amazing and sweet Heidi is offering up a $50 gift certificate to the Simon Says Stamp online store!!!!!! HELLO!!!!!! That’s awesome!!! I’ve got a wish list a MILE long (always)…..

Be sure to head on over the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog and take a look at the rest of the design team inspiration. Be prepared to have your socks blown off because they are all amazing! I am so lucky to be a part of this team! Dream come true.


Thanks so much for stopping by!!!! :)

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  1. so pretty! I love the watermarks on the petals!

  2. Laurel, this is so pretty! I really love the background!

  3. Beautiful showcase of all the things you can do with distress inks, Laurel!

  4. LOVE all the distressed GOODNESS on this card Laurel.
    Thanks for the package in the mail:) Such sweet tags!

  5. wow this flower is gorgeous…looks amazing..

  6. Gorgeous card Laurel 🙂 ,,, so very pretty and I love how you used the metallic stain ,, fabulous 🙂

  7. A stunning card Laurel, a fabulous background and your flower is beautiful and I love your ‘splashing’!!

    Heather xx

  8. Love your very pretty card Laurel x

  9. So pretty, laurel! 🙂

  10. Beautiful work, Laurel!! Loving the metallic touches!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  11. melissab1872 says:

    Beautiful card Laurel! Love the coloring on this!


  12. Cathy R says:

    Gorgeous card! I love the colours and the effect of the inks. I’m going to watch your video tutorials right now as I’m a newbie with these inks but I love them too! Thankyou 🙂

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