Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Distress Ink Tags

Hello crafty people!!!
This is Tanvi with another post to inspire you all to use your distress inks. As you all know we have extended this theme for our challenge too because we thought there are loads of ways to use distress inks as Rajni says "Spread your wings with distress inks"
Before I move on to my post would like to inform you all that Priya & Poornima are unwell & hence have not been able to share their crafty ideas but they will both be back with a bang soon! Wishing you both a speedy recovery ladies...............get well soon, you are missed!!

Sharing two tags today & since Rajni has inspired us all so much to make gorgeous flowers, I too tried my hand at making blooms. These were stamped (penny black - petal party) & colored with distress inks.

I have used my favorite distress ink colors here - mustard seed, spiced marmalade & fired brick. One tip - invest in a craft sheet its definitely worth it, I see a lot of difference in distressing since I started using one.

  Isn't this a beauty!! See that glossy smooth shine..........wait for my next post for details.

These look stunning by mere coloring, wait until you feast on the next picture.............a little dash of perfect pearls over these & see the transformation!!!

These are the elements of the tag I made...............all with distress inks.
The white spots on the BG of the tag were obtained by using crayon resist & the gold spots (was not able to capture these well) by splattering with perfect pearls mixed with water. Distressing with vintage photo over the dry embossed CS also gave an amazing effect.

 Here is the finished tag - 

 And some close ups -  

 Super like this distressing on embossed CS

Also made another tag for the festive season in which I used perfect pearls on embossed CS. Gold over black an awesome combo.

I am enjoying using distress inks so much & hope you too are inspired to try the techniques.shared on this blog. All the products used here are available at THE CRAFT SHOP.
That's all for today.............will be back soon!! Do leave some love for us if you are inspired :-)

 You still have time to participate in our challenge & remember you can enter as many times as you wish!!


  1. Wow ! Great to see you back in action !!

  2. great tag and loved your distressing

  3. Super awesome Tanvi....luved that black gold one d best.

  4. Liked the flowers most. Very well presented.... Inspired. Thanks a lot Tanvi for sharing. :)

  5. Very well presented. Inspired. Thanks for sharing Tanvi. :)

  6. Very pretty tags, love the flowers!

  7. Omg how gorgeous are your tags with such beautiful colours!

  8. Fabulous Tags Tanvi !! i loved the glossy look n pearl shimmer on them !

  9. OMG!! awesome blooms.. I was thinking of trying the stamp :) more tempted now. The tags look rich and sophisticated tanvi!

  10. Both are very lovely.. i just love your ideas!!

  11. fabulous tags the use of perfect pearls !!

  12. Gorgeous tags Tanvi.. the perfect pearls add such a gorgeous sheen to a gorgeous flower!!

  13. Wonderful tutorial, Tanvi. I'm new at the craft shop. They floored me with the prices. Hope to create something nice.


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