Tutorial: Distress inks over embossing
Today’s tutorial is brought to us by Beverly, who recently included this beautiful card in a shipment to OWH. We thought you would enjoy seeing how she made it.
This is a great technique that Shari Carroll shared at the Hero Arts website. It’s easy, fun to do, and looks great. For this sample, I used the Hero Arts Friends Definition and the Hero Arts Three Ferns rubber stamps, clear embossing powder, Versamark Stamp pad, Tim Holtz distress inks, and Ranger’s Cut N Dry Foam pads.
Apply Distress inks to the cardstock (direct to paper) using the foam pads, going over the embossed areas and overlapping the colors as desired. I started with Antique Linen, the lightest in color, then the Peeled Paint and lastly the Rusty Hinge.
When you get the desired effect, ink the Hero Arts Friends Definition with Pumice Stone Distress ink and stamp over the embossed image.
Using a moist paper towel, wipe the embossed areas to remove the ink.
Cut the image down to 3 ¾” x 5” and mount on a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of white cardstock. Wrap with hemp and mount onto a 4 ¼” x 5 ½” card.