Thursday, November 22, 2012

Connie-Snowy Mailbox

Here is a card I have made using a technique called
"Distressed Water Backgrounds"
This is courtesy of Tim Holtz and his Distress Inks of course.
Also includes a lovely stamp by 
Teresa Sherman titled "Snowy Mailbox"
exclusively for 

Below I have included photos of the steps
taken with this card for you:

First swipe Distress inks across a nonstick craft pad
keeping them a bit apart so not to contaminate them:

Then spritz water on them until small beads appear like this:
 Blot paper on this and heat until dry.

This is what it looks like the first time swiped and dried:

Swipe paper across wet inks a second time and dry with heat tool:

You can swipe and heat several times until you get the depth of color desired.
Then overstamp your image and finish.


  1. How creative Connie - always mean to try these different techniques but as usually against the wire and don't have the time to experiment. Great to see how the technique works.
    Best wishes, Sharon

  2. Connie, your background techinque is gorgeous , looks wonderfulw ith this stamp. Beautiful card

  3. Wonderful technique, Connie. This background looks just brilliant to this image.
    Hugs, Karina

  4. Oooh gorgeous background - I love Tim's techniques, playing with distress inks is such fun. :)

    It works really well behind this this pretty image too.


  5. fantastic technique! love the results, beautiful!

  6. Connie the Inking Queen!!!! Man, you are so good on this one. I just got from Michael's craft Pad, so i can practice more to get my self dirty lol. isn't fun to get dirty??? I think so, if it's crafty dirt. Love your card.
    Hugs Nat

  7. I really love the technique, gonna have to try it. Thank you for sharing.

  8. Great work! Thanks for sharing a new technique with us today. WOnderful.

  9. So cool, Connie! Thank you so much for sharing!! ;)

    Hugs, Randi

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