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Unique Geometric Card Design with Distress Inks!

Personally, I think distress inks are a must-have for your stash! It has a nice matte color that is very useful for any design for cardmaking.

For this tip, discover how to create a cool geometric pattern with distress inks and a DIY stencil to make a unique and special card!

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The materials that you'll need are the following: cardstock, distress ink, white paper, black embossing powder, heat tool, paper trimmer, and stamp.
 
Let's begin!

Read the Step-by-Step Guide Below:

Step 1

To begin, get a piece of cardstock. Using a paper trimmer, cut it down to a square.
 

Cut another square on the inside of the cardstock as seen below. The square hole will act as a stencil for our inks later on.

embossing folder
embossing folder

Step 2

Next, get your distress inks. I'm using inks with the same tones and color, mostly the red ones. I think it works better using the same colors compared to mixing different ones, but you're free to try what you prefer.
ink-embossed card materials

Step 3

Now, for the fun part! It's time to ink up your card. To do the geometric pattern, we'll just position the square stencil and rotate it around as we ink. For every rotation, we will be using a different ink color.
Since I have four distress ink colors, I'll be making four rotations all the way around. Make sure to try and balance out the squares so you'll have the nice geometric shape we wanted.

Step 4

Once done, here's how mine looks! As you can see, I didn't pay too much attention at the center.

If it has lighter areas, that's okay! We're going to put other elements in the middle anyway. What's important is that the edges are fully inked up.

embossing folder

Step 5

To finish it off, let's add a beautiful embossed flower stamp!

Using Versmark, I stamped a cool flower design. Next, I sprinkled my embossing powder and dried it with a heat tool.

Look how awesome that looks!
 
Tip: Make sure your distress inks are fully dry before proceeding with stamping and embossing so you can avoid having a slight mess like mine!
embossing folder

Step 6

Finally, add a sentiment of your choice and you're done!

Isn't this such a cool design for your card?

I love how the squares blended together to create our geometric shape. It really complements our black embossed stamp!

 

Happy cardmaking!

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