Blog Design Team Color Throw Down Challenge- Snowflake Distress Ink Watercolor

Snowflake card, Distress Ink Painting Background

Continuing our month long “color throw down challenge”, I have created a background using distress inks as watercolors in shades of pink and orange. I then added a sentiment in chocolate brown. I love finding ways to stretch my supplies, so using distress inks as anything other than ink blending or stamping is a big plus for me. Hope you will try it out! All you need is a couple of inexpensive paint brushes, your distress inks, and some water.




  • Stamp out snowflakes in all 4 distress ink colors. Fussy cut out or use scan and cut.
  • Tape down card front watercolor paper 4 ¼” x 5 ½” to cutting board or clip board.
  • “Smoosh” 4 colors of ink on laminated sheet. Add sprays of water.
  • Wet watercolor paper with clean water with the flat paintbrush.
  • Drop in color with the round brush. I used Picked Raspberry on the top, Worn Lipstick on the right, Carved Pumpkin on the left, Spiced Marmalade on the bottom.
  • Add water or more distress ink color as needed to build up the color and to blend out the edges. Use paper towel to remove excess liquid.
  • Air dry or dry with heat tool to set.
  • Use the Misti stamping tool to stamp sentiment in brown ink.
  • Stamp snowflakes onto the painted watercolor base. I used the same colors on top of each other for a tone on tone look.
  • Use foam to adhere snowflake cut outs onto the base. I again used the same colors on top of one another.
  • Add bling around the snowflakes.
  • Adhere watercolor panel to a top folding card base.
Art glitter glueBaubles and blingDistress inksFancy flurries stamp setFoam squaresLisa wiseMistiNeenah cardstock

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