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Distress Ink Blending Foam Storage – Update + Video Tutorial!

Hello friends! Today I’m here with a video (as promised!) showing something I get emails weekly about –  an update for that awesome Distress Blending Foam Storage chart that I released several years ago with the No-Stress Distress Inks course. Since that time, Tim Holtz has come out with 12 more colors. The were originally deemed seasonal and limited edition colors, but the colors were so beloved that they became a permanent part of the Distress Inks line. That’s a good thing, too, because the seasonal colors are some of my very favorites of all time. First, here’s a look at the finished product:

Distress Ink Blending Foam Organization Chart by Britta Swiderski with video tutorial! (08-10-14) brittaswiderski.com

For a full supply list, please scroll down a little bit towards the bottom of the blog post. There you will find a full supply list and the link to download the free PDF. Enjoy the video!

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Here’s another look at the chart in all its colorful glory. It’s seriously so inspiring to see all of these colors right in front of my workspace. I highly recommend hanging this somewhere where you can see it!

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Here’s an up-close look at the back. I used a stapler to secure small pieces of velcro to the front around the edges and used a craft pick + brads + brad setter to attach the velcro in the middle of the board. This extra security will keep your velcro (and blending foams!) on through many projects and crafty adventures.

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Supplies used on this project: Click below to see where you can buy the products used on this project. Click on “SS” for the product at Simon Says Stamp and “EH” for the product at Ellen Hutson. I only link to products and shops that I know and love. Thank you for your support!

If you’re really wanting to dive more into distress inks, I can’t think of a better way than my No-Stress Distress Inks E-Course. And guess what? It’s discounted right now from $15 to $10. Would you like to know why? Well there just might be a No-Stress Distress Inks 2 class in the works… but you didn’t hear that from me. ;)

No-Stress Distress Inks E-Class by Britta Swiderski

Here’s where you can download the chart for yourself. It’s absolutely free, but please tweet (@brittaswiderski), instagram (@brittaswiderski) or facebook (BrittaSwiderskiCreative) a picture of yours when your done. I would LOVE to see it!

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Thanks so much for stopping by today. It’s an exciting time in my life, and I’m so glad I get to share it with you. :) Coming up next: more filofax inserts!

Love,
Britta

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Distress Ink Mini Cards Video Tutorial!

Today I’m over on the Little Tangles challenge blog as their guest for this challenge. I’m so grateful to them for having me! And I have a special treat for you… a video tutorial. That’s right! I got a little over-ambitious last night and decided this would be a good time to make another card video. Ask me when I wake up after my super late-nighter if I still think that was a good idea. I’ll get back to you on that one.

Anyway, the challenge for this week is to create mini cards, and I made four just for good measure. Mini cards are so fun and perfect for making in sets, because even the simplest elements become a big deal when you’re working with a smaller canvas.

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Head over to the Little Tangles blog for more information about the challenge, including information on how to enter yourself so that you might win a Neat & Tangled stamp set of your choice!

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Here’s the video for the set. Enjoy!

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Here are some more looks at the set. See the bottom of this post for a full list of supplies!

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The Distress Inks in Shabby Shutters, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean and Shaded Lilac are so wonderful together, and I really love using each ink in multiple layers like this – blending it on with a blending tool, stamping it on with the On the Strip 2 wide stripe and then watching it react with droplets of water for even more depth and texture.

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The Everyday Circles stamp set is also great for mini cards – it’s the perfect size to be the focal point of these little cards without completely consuming them. I loooove these sentiments stamped in the Hero Arts Navy Mid-Tone ink. So yummy.

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Also, I made a video. Did I tell you that? I know. I can’t believe it either. I don’t have any concrete plans for making a ton of videos right away, but I would like to make some more. A few of my favorites need updating, and I have some great ideas for “basics” videos that I think even experienced crafters would like. Now if only these ideas would get out of my head and onto the internet.

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Supplies used on this project: Click below to see where you can buy the products used on this project. Click on “SS” for the product at Simon Says Stamp and “EH” for the product at Ellen Hutson. I only link to products and shops that I know and love. Thank you for your support!

Shabby Shutters Distress Ink – Ranger
SS | EH
Peacock Feathers Distress Ink – Tim Holtz
SS | EH
Salty Ocean Distress Ink – Ranger
SS | EH
Shaded Lilac Distress Ink – Tim Holtz
SS | EH
Ink Blending Tool – Ranger
SS | EH
Ink Blending Tool Foams – Ranger
SS | EH
Non-Stick Craft Sheet – Ranger
SS | EH
Navy Mid-Tone Shadow Ink – Hero Arts
SS | EH
Solar White Cardstock 25 sheets – Neenah
SS | EH
Solar White Cardstock 250 Sheets – Neenah
SS | EH
Mini Scoring Board – Martha Stewart Crafts
SS | EH
Large 7mm Antique Accent Pearls – Hero Arts
SS | EH
Small Accent Pearls – Hero Arts
SS | EH

Thanks so much for stopping by today and to the wonderful Little Tangles crew for having me on their challenge this week! Make sure you head over there and see the creations the design team came up with + leave them some love!

Talk to you again soon, my friends!

Love,
Britta

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Project Life My Way – Video Tutorial!

Hola, amigas! I’ve been working on this video for a couple days, and I’m excited to share my process for Project Life with a video tutorial. Enjoy!

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Here’s a look at the spreads closer up. Click on the pictures to see them larger!

Week Seven

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pieces used: Project Life Midnight Edition Core Kit, KP alphas in grey and teal, KP Hello Foxy stamp set (sweetheart, the sweetest thing, hey girl) and, of course, my favorite sharpie pen,

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Week Seven – Jake’s Birthday

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pieces used: KP alpha in white and teal, Gold Daiquiri thickers, KP Rad stamp set (time to celebrate), KP Instalove stamp set (I couldn’t love it more),  card from April/May KP card kit (August/September kit available for preorder here)

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Week Eight

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pieces used: KP alpha in grey, Sketchbook Thickers in Aqua, label from Right Now KP stamp set (stamped in Soft Granite shadow ink)

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Week Nine

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pieces used: KP alpha in teal, calendar card from FindingNana, Right Now KP stamp set (awesome), KP Hello Fall stamp set (it just makes me smile)

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Thanks again for all the garage sale orders! I’m sending off the rest of them today and will close the sale page on Friday and pack away all the existing supplies, so if you want something from the sale, make sure to scoop it up now!

I’m working away all this week like a crazy woman on Misty Crafty Happy that will be released this Friday. I have to say, this may be my favorite class yet. There’s so much good stuff in here! I can’t wait to share on Friday. :) The tag booklet that we make is absolutely luscious. So much misty goodness! Check out the class preorder here if you’re interested.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. See you on Wednesday with more fun things to share. Maybe my favorite CHA sneaks?! Only 7 days until I’m in Vegas reporting for YOU!

Love,
Britta

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