Ink Smooshing with Tim Holtz’s New Distress Color Prize Ribbon!

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Release day for the new Tim Holtz Distress Color is always exciting, and I’m thrilled to showcase the latest addition to the color family–Prize Ribbon! I decided to showcase this stunning new blue by using the Distress Ink pad and Distress Spray Stain. I paired it with a few other Distress Inks–Wilted Violet, Chipped Sapphire, Black Soot, and Salvaged Patina–and I’m using an ink smooshing and embossing folder technique. The embossing folder I used is a newer one from Simon Says Stamp!

The ink smooshing technique is an easy one that creates unexpected results. It’s a technique I play with a lot, both on and off camera. Sometimes when I want to be creative but not make a card, I ink smoosh. I have a huge collection of backgrounds I’ve made, which I will reach for as either inspiration for a new project, or to use on a card.

The Wildflower Field embossing folder from Simon Says Stamp is a gorgeous, detailed folder. I thought the colors of the ink smooshing would pair well with the design. I also used Simon’s Small Script Trio die set and Slimline Florals stamps to create my sentiment.

Inside the shaker are a combination of Night Sky and Moonshine sequins from Simon, as well as a floral sequin pack that I had in my stash; Simon has some great floral sequins options if you don’t have some like the ones I used.

This edge-to-edge shaker turned out so beautiful and I LOVE how the new Prize Ribbon color just shines across the background! Be sure to check out the new color from Tim Holtz!

SUPPLIES

RESERVE Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad…
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RESERVE Tim Holtz Distress Spray…
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad 2021 New…
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad CHIPPED…
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad WILTED…
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BLACK SOOT…
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Folder…
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Simon Says Stamp SMALL SCRIPT TRIO…
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Simon Says Stamps and Dies SLIMLINE…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps SLIMLINE…
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Simon Says Stamp SLIMLINE FLORALS…
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Simon Says Stamp Cardstock SILVER…
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Simon Says Stamp PET PAWSITIVELY…
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Tim Holtz 8.5 X 11 DISTRESS WHITE…
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Strathmore BRISTOL SMOOTH 9 x 12…
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Brutus Monroe PEARL Shimmer Mist bru3959
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Simon Says Stamp Pigment Ink Pad…
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad…
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Simon Says Stamp EMBOSSING POWDER…
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Simon Says Stamp Sequins NIGHT SKY…
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Simon Says Stamp Sequins ASSORTED…
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Popular Wagner Precision Heat Tool HT400
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Lawn Fawn SUGARPLUM Cardstock LF1124
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Tim Holtz DISTRESS SPRAYER Ranger 4…
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Sizzix BIG SHOT MACHINE Gray And…
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5 Responses

  1. Traci M Starkweather says:

    Hi! What a gorgeous card! I have never made a shaker card. This color is gorgeous and I love the different colors together!

    One question, are you using an acrylic sheet to cover your card? Is it quite substantial or does it have some bend to it? Thank you so much!

  2. Pam says:

    Hi Nina!
    You make this look so easy!! I love the way you smoosh and this card is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

    What do you use for your acetate for the shaker?

  3. Sheri Kempke says:

    Absolutely gorgeous–I love the new controlled ink smooshing with embossing! Awesome!

  4. Beulah Bee says:

    What a show-stopper! Amazing technique, lovely, lovely card.

  5. Patricia Wilson says:

    This card was amazing and beautiful. I haven’t tried any ink smooshing but think I will give it a try. Love the new ink color. Also, I have so many embossing folders and never seem to use them. Great idea and just lovely.

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