I have recently fallen in love all over again with Distress Inks. I have been using these inks since they came out over 10 years ago, I went to Ranger U and learned so much about Distress Inks and all the fabulous products from Ranger. I just sort of got away from using them. I tend to craft with whatever is near me. Call it lazy, but I see it more as when I am in the midst of creating something.. I tend to grab what is near, or whatever is near is what is inspiring me. Hence why I can not create with a clean studio table. Also in the studio loft apartment I live in now I have to hide a lot of my studio organization so that it doesn’t look cluttered. I have a lot of organization on wheels so that I can pull it near me when I am working, but tuck it away when it is done. Here you can see the tour of my loft and here you can see a tour of my crafty space.
Anyways, I recently splurged and purchased all the mini Distress Ink pads. I own all the full size pads and most of the reinkers, but since they were tucked away in my supply closet I wasn’t using them. So, having the mini’s has encouraged me to use them again- and I am having a TON of fun!!!
When Neat and Tangled recently came out with this new set called “Sailmates” I knew I needed it. I love all things nautical and ocean. I love how this set has so many fabulous elements to it that you will be able to create a lot of different cards from it.
I created this card, and it was so fun and had so many different techniques in it I decided to recreate it and film a new technique video! I am still working out all the kinks in videoing. This time my phone stopped recording 1/2 way through, and I had to redo it… oops! I am trying to find which is better- adding voice over, or just making it clear in the video what I am doing. I also am trying to keep the length of them down. I don’t want to bore you!
I would love some feedback! Let me know what you like, or wish was different. Are you enjoying them? What things would you like me to film for you? You can leave a comment below, on my youtube video or email me– Thank you!
Sit back and enjoy the video! Let me know if you have any questions. I have linked most supplies below and in the description of the youtube video.