Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Conterfeit Kit Challenge Blog Hop

Hi and welcome to the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Stamping Techniques Blog Hop. If you arrived here from Milissa's blog, you are in the right place. If you did not, but would like to check out the blog hop, you can head over to the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog and start there!

Today I am sharing one of the 3 fabulous techniques that I learned at Scrapfest in the Hero Arts- Thinking Inking class taught by Jennifer McGuire and Shari Carroll.

For this technique you will need:
Tim Holtz Distress Inks, one dark color, one lighter color (I used Forest Moss and Wild Honey)
Plain White Cardstock (smooth would work best)
Glimmer Mist or other spray shimmer (In class we used 1 t. Perfect Pearls powder mixed with a spritz bottle full of water)

Step 1
Take darker ink pad and ink paper so that it is completely covered.

Step 2
Ink your stamp with the lighter ink color.

Step 3

Spray inked stamp with Glimmer Mist 3-4 times from 12-18 inches away until lightly moistened. You don't want to get it too wet because the image will not stamp as crisply then.

Here's how it should look after you have sprayed it:

Step 4
Stamp on inked cardstock. Repeat steps 2-4 if you are making a background with a smaller stamp as I did here. You can do this technique with a background stamp (which is what we used in class) and only stamp once.

Step 5

Allow to dry. The stamped image won't be clear at first, but as the inks and mist work together the stamped image will start to stand out. (This technique has to be done using Distress Inks because they are water soluble so they react to water.)

Step 6
Once your paper is dry, embellish as you wish!

For this one, I stamped with Barn Door as well to add another color. I then took a gold paint dabber and edged the paper. I finished it off with a die cut sentiment, ribbon and photo corners.

For this card, I matted the stamped piece, used some scrap strips to embellish, added a die cut sentiment, and attached some brads to finish it off.

There you have it! I really enjoyed learning this technique, and I hope you did too. I have two more techniques that I learned in the class that I will be sharing the next two Mondays, so stop back then! Now you can head to Rebecca's blog and check out her stamping technique.


  1. I never quite know how to use my 3 distress ink pads, but this technique looks easy and quick enough for me to try - and would make use of my neglected rubber stamps as the placement doesn't have to be too precise. TFS

  2. Thank you for sharing this technique - I hadn't seen it before, can't wait for the next two Mondays!

  3. what a fun technique! thanks for sharing! I must try this very soon!

  4. Such a great idea - I can't wait to try it!

  5. Hope this works - it's the 3rd time I've tried - bad Blogger! Great idea and tutorial - another one to try!

  6. both the cards are so pretty - this technique is easy but looks great. I love the subtle effect it gives with the shimmer. so pretty

  7. What a messy and fun technique - might give it a go. Thanks for sharing - your card is wonderful.

  8. What a pretty technique! Perfect for fall!