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

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

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


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