Friday, 13 May 2016

Stamp away with distress inks !!

Hello dear friends,

           Riswana, here today. Are you enjoying Mudra's April release stampsets & all the awesome inspiration posts over the blog? We sure do & look forward to bringing you more :)

      Today I'll be sharing five cards using distress inks to achieve various effects. Distress inks are so versatile & tops the list in almost every crafter's go to supplies :)
I'll be listing out the all the colors I have used in my projects below & also few coloring tips I learnt along the way. Hope I don't go overboard ;)
So let's stamp away with DIs !!

Card 1:
I absolutely enjoyed designing this stamp & even more while working with it :)
I did ink smooshing technique for the bg. Added mustard seed DI on an acetate sheet, spritzed with water & swiped it over cardstock.! It's so easy & fun.. 
Added touches of worn lipstick DI randomly & few splashes.
Finally stamped both the doodle image & sentiment using black soot DI, finishing off with few clear sequins.

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Card 2:


I went for no line watercoloring technique here. Stamped the image from Dainty bloom stampset with spun sugar DI (any lighter color will do. I just chose the closest color shade) 
Colored the bg first with salty ocean, worn lipstick & mowed lawn DIs. I used undiluted inks with brush tip to add the stippled effect & hence give more depth & interest. Added white dots with signo gel pen.
Colored the blooms & leaves with worn lipstick & evergreen bough DIs respectively.
Finally added the sentiment with memento tuxedo black ink.

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Card 3:

I always find it challenging to work with solid stamps & this is one cool technique to use them.
I stamped the roses with lighter shades of DIs (shaded lilac & spun sugar) masking where necessary. Then I added the darker shades with Dusty Concord & worn lipstick respectively. Am no pro in watercoloring nor am familiar with lights or shades. I just added the shade in the edge facing the center of the flower.!! Gives a wonderful 3D effect.
Added bg with diluted black soot DI.

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Card 4:

This is a CAS card having the butterfly as the focal image. My love for this Grungy butterfly stampset is evergrowing & am sure to do more projects with it :)
Peacock feathers, scatterd straw, tea dye, gathered twigs & black soot DIs used here.

Stampsets used:

Card 5:

I did some free hand painting of the feathers with salty ocean, peacock feathers & chipped sapphire DIs. You can also find gorgeous feather images in Mudra's Dreamcatcher stampset. Trust me, it's totally droolworthy.!
Added the sentiment with memento tuxedo black ink & finished off with some sequins.

Stampset used:

That's all from me today.! Hope you enjoyed this super lengthy post *wink* :)

Oh waittt.!! there's an exciting news.! Mudra stamps are now available at your favorite online craft stores across the country !!
Find them at

Isn't that awesome news.! Happy craft hauls everyone :)

Do share your creations with us over social media using #mudrastamps 
We'd love to see them all.
C ya soon.
Create. Have fun.

Rhiz


  



27 comments:

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  2. Wow riz, you rocked with distress inks dear, absolutely stunning coloring :)
    peacock feather is grungy & super cool :)
    dainty blooms is a masterpiece, love the colorful galaxy background :)
    And pretty coloring of the other two dear :) :)
    And love your feathers, lovely :)

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    1. Thank you soooo much sweetheart :) glad you liked them :*

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  3. Your second creation is just stunning with no line coloring and love the different ways you showcased so brilliantly in all other creations with DI !!!

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    1. Thank you very much dear Vinita :) hugs XOXO

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    2. Thank you very much dear Vinita :) hugs XOXO

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  4. Beautiful cards!! Love the peacock feathers!! Stunning!! The flowers are gorgeous!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  5. wow!!! All your creations are unique and fabulous in their own way. Brilliant use of DI. xx

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  6. All the projects showcased here are heart stealers. Brilliant use of stamps and you fabulously played with DIs. Keep Inspiring Girlie....

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    1. Thank you so much dearie :* means a lot <3

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  7. Woowww stunning cards Rhiz!! Love all the effects, bg, coloring! Fabulous! I totally love the 3d effect in the roses!

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    1. Thank you so much dear :) glad you liked them <3

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  8. I loved the way you made all the cards with inks <3 *hugs*

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    1. Thank you so much dear Ria :) your works are awesome & i love them <3

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  9. Brilliant cards Riz...Second one is my fave!! :)
    Suchi xx

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    1. Thanks a lott dear :) glad you liked it <3

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  10. Awesome cards Rizwana...love each and every..

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  11. Beautiful cards Riswana ! Loved the different techniques used with distress inks !The butterfly card is my fav ..superb coloring !

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    1. Thank you so much Pooja :) glad you liked it <3

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    2. Thank you so much Pooja :) glad you liked it <3

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  12. riz, amazing cards, each and every card is unique in its own way.

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