Inking Card Edges

I made this card a couple of weeks ago when I received this set of stamps from Inkylicous. Although I've been making cards for some time I've not got into inked edges or distressing inks nor this colour block image type stamps.  When I first started I wanted to stamp and colour images but couldn't get the finish I wanted so wandered away to CD crafting etc. 

However, once I discovered Copic markers all I wanted to do was colour in cos I think the finish is fantastic.  This has led me back to stamping and now I'm ready to try distress inks, silhouette stamps and brayering, well maybe using ink dusters instead.  The above card was made using these ink dusters and I must say I found them very easy to use whereas I have some difficulties with a brayer.  I have just ordered one of Tim Holtz ink blender tools to see how that works and 3 Distress Ink pads.  So we will see how this works out and I will show my cards on here.

I had a great debate with myself as to which ink pads to get between the Distress Inks, the Adirondack Inks and a Big and Juicy ink pad and any comments on how you find them would be much appreciated.

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  1. Very pretty card Sallie love your stamped image


  2. This is a gorgeous card, Sallie, as was your one on the previous post. I think you will grow to love your ink dusters. The thing that I found crucial with dusting and brayering was the card stock. Satin silk art card is best for brayering, but I prefer to use smooth copier card for my ink dusters. I seem to get on equally well with all the ink pads you mentioned, but I think I use my distress inks the most, as I love the colours. Happy stamping!