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Distress Ink Background Card

The stamp in this card was one of my bargain finds, a few weeks ago and I love the vibrant flowers in the cart. It reminded me of marigolds which got my little mind working and reminded me of the dried marigold distress ink I have in my stash.

I wanted to create a background that complimented the flower colours but which did not deter your view point from the stamped image as I wanted that to remain the focal point.

I therefore decided to create my own background paper.

What I used

1 Piece A4 Adorable Scoreable in Pale Green
Daisy Mae Design Spring Sale Stamp
Black Ink Pad
White Card
Stamp Press
Spectrum Noir Tri Blend Alcohol Markers
Acrylic mat (I just use a large stamp block)
Distress Inks in Festive Berries, Abandoned Coral, Dried Marigold and Fossilized Amber
Spray Water Bottle
Score Board
Heat Tool
Paper Trimmer
Double Sided Tape.


I begun by stamping my image and colouring using my Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend Markers. The card the image is stamped on measures 3 3/4 Inch by 3 3/4 Inch

Using a large acrylic block I dotted it with the 4 different colours of distress ink

Using the water spray I misted with water.
the white paper was then gently laid over the top. This is all in my video on my YouTube Channel so please pop over if my instructions are unclear Mrs H's Crafty Corner

This was dried with a heat tool and cut to 4 1/2 Inch by 6 1/2 Inch. I trimmed the edges with a pair of scalloping shears and adhered the image using double sided tape

Using the green sheet of A4 cut this to 10 Inch by 7 Inch and score at 5 Inch

Fold and Burnish and adhere your patterned paper to the front using double sided tape

Thank you for reading

Happy Crafting 

Mrs H xx


  1. Great inky background and beautifully compliments the image
    Carol x

  2. Saw your technique on YouTube, love the background and stamp. I'm also your newest follower

    Happy crafting



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