Crafts U Love Demo – Getting Inky

Over the last couple of Monday I’ve been sharing some of the cards that I made for my demo at the Crafts U Love Birthday Event in July. So far I’ve just been sharing some of my cards using Project Life journaling cards so this week I thought I would shake it up a bit and share something inky!

An inky card using Tim Holtz 2015 ink colours and a Finnabair stamp

If you are looking for a simple, but colourful make then how about trying something like this card, above?

It is easy to make and you can do it directly on the card front to make a single layer design. For this make I wiped the card with pieces of Cut N’ Dry foam dipped in Tim Holtz Distress Inks from this year’s colour releases, Fossilized Amber, Abandoned Coral and Cracked Pistachio and wiped across the surface of the card.

To get the extra texture flick with water and leave it for half a minute or so then lift the water off with a clean paper towel.

A close up of the water texture in the Distress inks

To finish the card I stamped the ‘Collect Moments’ stamp from the Finnabair range from Prima Marketing in Ranger Archival Jet Black ink.

So it is super simple but quite affective don’t you think? The water droplet textures is what makes it, but if you have the inks in the refill form you could also flick some of those over the top to get even more lovely texture.

Hope you enjoyed this spot of inkiness today and I hope you have a lovely inky week!


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Kim Dellow is an artist–designer–film-maker living the creative life in London, UK. She's a freelance creative for the craft industry and others, and she loves to share her art-ventures on her blog.

This Post Has 12 Comments

  1. ~amy~

    Kim, this is beautiful!

  2. Ruth

    Gorgeous! I absolutely love he water technique on the card – it is so simple and so effective. Xx

  3. misteejay

    Lovely card Kim – the new Distress colours work so well together on this.
    Toni xx

    1. Kim Dellow

      Thanks Toni, the new colours are lovely aren't they? I hadn't really tried them until the demo but I've kind of fallen in love with a couple of them! Kx

  4. Pop's Cards

    This is super gorgeous sweetie :0) hugs Pops x

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