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Distress Inks … Destress Inks !

on March 8, 2016


Happy Monday, Everyone ! (>~<) I really need to get into the habit of at least blogging once a week and not once a month. But I’m always caught up with creative projects and tasks. But I am most active on my Facebook account so be sure to LIKE MY FACEBOOK page. In case you don’t know where or how to look … here’s a direct link below ↓

If you do follow me on my Facebook page I recently posted that I got my first set of mini Distress ink sets. The colors I got are … Spun Sugar, Scattered Straw, Ripe Persimmon, Crushed Olive, Evergreen Bough, Tumbled Glass, Shaded Lilac, and Dusty Concord. I was told it’s more money worthy to buy the full size pads than the mini ones as they’re pretty dry and less saturated with ink unlike the full size pads.

I went with the mini pads as I had so many ink colors I wanted to try that I was having a hard time picking which One(1) color full size pad to buy as my 1st. So I went with the mini set but I have to say I agree that the mini ink pads are pretty dry and difficult to ink up a blending tool. The mini inks are great for watercoloring use and traveling just to do some minor inking on the go.

But my overall opinion of these Distress inks is … (♥⌂♥) I adore them !! I can’t wait til I have some extra funds to purchase the full size pads. I got my eye on this eBay listing where they are selling 22 Full sized Distressed ink pads for $74.99 +$7.00 shipping. Check it out …

I honestly think that Distress inks is another Must-Have item for a Cardmakers toolbox just like Tuxedo Memento ink, Acrylic blocks, an other supplies essential to a Cardmaker. If I were to give you a list of essential items I own that I cannot imagine being without is … The Fiskars Paper trimmer, Prismacolor Colored Pencils, Promarkers, Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, Fiskars Compact Stamp press, and of course my vast clear stamp collection.

I just recently organized my clear stamps and I was blown away by how many stamps I had collected over time with the thanks of Sales and coupons from stores like JoAnns and Michaels. But I think my in-store stamp purchases are now limited and I’m going to have to start shopping online as selections are getting slim at my local craft stores.

I will update and post again when I get full size pads and can tinker with more juicy ink pads. But I mainly use the Distress inks for adding color to the background of my cards. I don’t have any background stamps and I can’t seem to get my embossing folders to ink nicely like some people on Pinterest can. Distress inks helped fill in the plain white areas of my cards.

Go to my Facebook page to see cards I’ve made with my mini Distress ink cards. I am hoping to get larger pads soon and hopefully get some Mama Elephant Stamps sets and some more Floral stamps as I love flowers and can’t seem to have enough Floral and Critter stamps. (∩≈∩”)


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