Thursday, 30 June 2011


One of the things I really enjoy is dabbling with inks, stamps and so on to make backgrounds and/or images and today I had a play with a couple of the new Distress Stains from Tim Holtz.  These come in a bottle with a dabber top which makes them easy to apply and they are of course compatible with other distress products.  I swiped colour onto white card, splashed some droplets of water on and then spritzed a stamp with water and stamped three times blotting with a paper towel, which lifts some of the colour.  I then overstamped one of the impressions slightly off to the side using a matching ink pad; then sponged and blended around the edges with more distress ink pads. The stamp used was a rose from the Doodle Birds and Butterflies set by Chocolate Baroque and the background paper also came from the same source.


  1. Love your spritzing on this card Val it's made a lovely card


  2. very interesting effect there Val - the stains certainly sound a lot quicker to use, will have to add them to the ever-growing list!

  3. Hi, thanks for your lovely comments about my cards. A pretty card, I like your rose. I bought 3 of the stains last week but not played with them yet. Hugs x ChrisB