Distress inks

4 Steps to a Christmas Card with No Holiday Stamps Needed!

December 24, 2012
Thumbnail of Friendship Christmas Tree Card

Hello! I would just like to take a moment to thank you for stopping by my blog during the holiday season. And, no matter what your faith is, I would like to wish you a fun, joyful, laughter-filled holiday season with the people you like hanging around with the most. Holiday card without holiday stamps! […]

Updated Distress Ink Color Chart

December 12, 2012
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(Click here to view a larger version of the chart.) You are viewing a post in my archives! Visit my current blog at: http://www.gaalcreative.com Hello! Today is one of those special days: 12/12/12! Do you have anything planned to mark the occasion? Numerologists say that the number 12 represents harmony, fun, friendliness, and completed cycles. […]

Tomorrow’s the last day to enter the giveaway!

July 30, 2012

Hi there! Just a friendly reminder that tomorrow is the last day to enter my 4th Blogoversary Giveaway to win one of FOUR free seasonal Distress Ink sets by Ranger! Please see the 4th Blogoversary post for all the details about uploading a NEW project made using Distress Inks to the Gaal Creative Circle. And, […]

4 steps & just 2 colors for an artsy focal piece

January 18, 2012

Hi there! Today I’d like to share an all-occasion card that I made using Distress Inks. The focal piece for this card is made from Fadeless Art Board (similar to poster board), which has a coated surface that works well with Distress Inks. I used only two colors – Broken China and Spiced Marmalade – […]

5 steps to a frosty snow scene

December 26, 2011

Hi there! Today I’d like to share a card I recently made using the NEW Distress Stains from Ranger! I love the frosty look of this card! Step 1: Second generation Distress Stains The focal image is made from a manila shipping tag. Broken China, Worn Lipstick, and Dusty Concord Distress Stains were applied directly […]

5 steps to fresh updated holiday cards

December 19, 2011

Hi there! Today I’d like to share a pair of pretty holiday cards with you! Although this card has the traditional red and green found in most holiday cards, it also uses some new modern colors for a fresh, updated look. Step 1: White-on-kraft background To make the background for this card, I stamped Hero […]

3 steps to a watercolor look background

November 21, 2011
Musical Fall Leaves Thumbnail

Hello! Today I’d like to share how to make this cheerful musical fall leaves card, using Distress Inks and Canson Montval watercolor paper. Step 1: Create a resist Today, I am going to demonstrate how to create a resist using white ink and clear embossing powder – a handy trick if you are low or […]

Make a stunning mosaic alcohol ink background!

November 14, 2011
Thumbnail of Autumn Butterfly on Stained Glass - Nov. 14, 2011

Hi there! Today I’d like to share a quick and easy way to make a stunning mosaic tiled alcohol ink background for your next card or project. Step 1: Apply alcohol inks Take a piece of glossy cardstock and apply alcohol inks using the polished stone technique. Start by placing a piece of gloss paper […]

Use stamped collage to create unique embellies

November 11, 2011
Thumbnail of Mixed Media Leaves Card

Hello! Today I’d like to share two special, long, mixed media cards that I recently made. What I like most about these cards is that I created the leaf embellishments from stamped collage – for a truly one-of-a-kind look! Step 1: Stamp a collage To make the leaves, I started by creating a collage background […]

4-step Autumn Harvest Leaves Card

November 7, 2011
Thumbnail of Autumn Harvest Leaves Card

Hello! Today I’d like to share a pair of autumn cards that I made using Distress Inks on watercolor paper. Step 1: Stamp leaves using multiple inks To make this card, I started with a piece of 140# cold-pressed watercolor paper by Canson Montval. I selected a maple leaf stamp from Hero Arts CL457 Real […]