Hello. Today’s card features a technique I recently discovered from Mr. Distress Ink himself, Tim Holtz. I took one of his classes at a stamping convention all about Distress Oxide Inks and Smudge Stamping was my favorite technique he shared.
I started by stamping the images from THIS stamp set using Distress Oxide Inks. Once the image is stamped, you immediately use one of THESE to smear or smudge the ink. I used circular motions right on top of the image just as I would to ink blend. Since Distress Oxide Inks have dye and pigment ink properties, the image stays crisp like a dye ink but the wet ink like pigment smears or smudges. It’s so much fun! I also sprayed some water on top to achieve a bleached look.
I die-cut THIS die from white and vellum. I heat embossed several layers of gold embossing powder on the white cardstock word to give an embellishment look. I also heat embossed a sentiment from THIS set underneath. I finished off the card with a sprinkling of sequins.
I hope this inspires you to try smudge stamping.