Thursday, May 13, 2010


Guess what????  Lori has to be away and she asked me to babysit the blog for the week so here I am, Janis, blogging here at Scrap That! again!!! ;o)

Today, I'm gonna share with you a fun way to stamp using your distress inks.  I don't usually use distress inks for stamping, but I recently got this huge Donna Downey Wheat foam stamp from Prima Marketing, so it's a good excuse to play!!!  ;o)

Gather and prepare your supplies:
Craft mat
Mini-mister with water
Distress inks (I used Shabby Shutters and Pine Needle from Ranger Industries here.)

Rub your distress ink (I used Shubby Shutters) first on your craft mat.  Make sure that you got the top part area of the stamp covered.

Build on another layer by rubbing a different shade (this one is Pine Needle).  Make sure that you rub it closely to the first layer so that there will be no space in between.  Build on layers until you cover the whole area of the stamp. 

Get your mini-mister and mist the layers with water.  Just be careful not to over-mist - -distress inks are specially formulated to spread when wet so just enough spritz to cover the layers will do.  ;o)

Get your stamp and press it into your craft mat.  You can move the stamp around a little just to make sure that you have covered all the areas completely...

... and stamp your image on you cardstock.

Pretty neat, huh?  ;o)  Love the combined effect of the distress inks on the stamped image!!! You should definitely try this!!!

I used this stamped image on a project that I'll share with you on Saturday.  Until then!!!

Have fun creating,


  1. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh this is AWESOME Janis!! TFS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  2. What a neat technique. Can't wait to try it!

  3. Thanks for "babysitting" the blog Janis!! You can babysit anytime :) Awesome technique

  4. Very pretty! I'll have to try that!

  5. Good stuff! Love distress inks! Thanks for sharing, Janis!