Dimensional Background with Distress Ink Refills + Embossing Paste
Hello crafters, I’m back with a video that I created for Simon Says Stamp to celebrate International Friendship Day!
In honor of this “fun” holiday, I created a bright and happy card, which spawned from a crazy experimental-idea that I had one day and wanted to try.
I wondered what would happen if I combined Distress Ink refills with Embossing Paste. I’ve done techniques in the past where you color the Embossing Paste with Distress Ink refills and that looks cool too. But my idea was to add the Distress Ink refills after I applied the paste onto my card. The result was even better than I had hoped!
There is such a unique blend of color by using the refills in this way! This has more of a watercolor effect, yet it still has the dimension of the Embossing Paste.
Overall, the technique is really easy to recreate. The hardest part is letting it dry, LOL! I ended up letting this dry overnight because I wanted to ensure that the paste was completely dry. Depending on your climate, drying time will vary.
I finished off the card with a die cut friend word from Simon Says Stamp and a supporting sentiment from Altenew. I covered the friend die with glitter embossing powder from Tonic Studios and added a little heart Shape Sprinkle from Doodlebug over the dot of the “i” for an extra bit of embellishment.
Be sure to watch the video below to see this card in action! I think you’re really going to enjoy watching the Distress Ink refills and the paste combine together for an amazing result!