Distress Inks and Lin Brown PaperArtsy Stamps by Nikki Acton


I am back playing with Lin Brown stamps again this week. This card is similar to the ones I shared recently but this time using Distress Inks for my background rather than Infusions. I do love this series of stamps by Lin.

I began with a cut to size piece of white card (for an A6 card I usually start with my card cut to 9 x 13.3cm to allow a matt of 9.5 x 13.8cm). I splodged Mustard Seed Distress ink onto my craft sheet and spritzed with water before placing the card in a few times. I partially dried with kitchen roll before repeating with Rusty Hinge ink. I dried fully with my heat gun and then flicked water over the card to reactivate the inks and blotted to remove.

Once dry I stamped with Archival inks using the long grasses, small dots, stars, DREAM and script stamp from ELB30. The grasses on the left are stamped twice – slightly offset in two complimentary colours. Some of stamping is secondary stamping (where most of the ink is removed just leaving a subtle tone the second time around). The quote stamp is from another Lin Brown set ELB29.

 See you next week!



Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Mustard Seed and Rusty Hinge

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  1. The background is beautiful in those lovely tones and the stamping looks amazing - love that sentiment too! Anne x

  2. A really beautiful card Nikki and love the stamping technique which makes it look ethereal. Love it!
    Fliss xx

  3. Lovely colour tones and great stamping
    Amanda x

  4. Great card Nikki, super colour tones and perfect for both male or female!! Tracey xx

  5. Beautiful Nikki!!
    Jackie xx

  6. Gorgeous card, love the really vintage colours too
    Donna xx

  7. Ahhh - your card is filled with hope and promise Nikki. The colors are just amazing together... really really lovely. Xj.

  8. Beautiful colours, I tend not to go so vintage but think I need to as your card looks stunning! xxx


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