Friday, February 02, 2007

More fun with Castaway

Yesterday I 'distressed' some white cardstock with some Ranger distress inks. I wanted to play around with the Castaway ink pad again. I kind of like how unpredictable this can be. It's not unpredictable in the sense that I don't know if it's going to work. It works great every time. I just don't always know what color will come through. That's where some of the fun comes in.

This first card has Peeled Paint distressed cardstock as the base. The lighter green image is the effect of the Castaway ink. This wasn't exactly a strong bleach effect, but definitely a distinct effect. The stamps are by InkaStamps. The border was made using the Fiskars lace punch and I edged the card with a copper leafing pen.

This next card has Dusty Concord distressed cardstock as the base. In this case the Castaway ink turned out to be that pale blue color at the upper left. These images are all by Non Sequitur. The sentiment is by Art by Moonlight.

I should mention that I do follow the instructions on the Castaway pad. I give the ink at least 5 minutes to dry before applying heat to it with my iron. I haven't tried using my heat gun on it to see if it'll get as nice a result. I've been enjoying finally using my iron for something fun instead. LOL!


  1. Oh WOW...........both cards are fab but I just love the one with the face......beautiful colours and one of my most favourite stamps.


  2. They are beautiful, Jay. :D



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