INAS Challenge # 125 Get Inky (Stamping and/or Background)

 Hello Friends,

Today we have a new challenge at International Art & Soul #125 "Get Inky (Stamping and/or Background)

Here is my card:

A lot of guys are retiring from my the company where my husband works, so I want him to have some cards to share when he finds out someone is taking early retirement.

Can you see that I "roughed up" the papers and then inked them? I have a hard time doing this to paper, I have the tool, I just have a brain problem when it comes to tearing paper! I need to practice more. I used my stitched circle die to make the sentiment,  I also inked the sentiment with Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze and dylusions ink. I also inked the wooden arrow.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Starz Stamps - Mixed Media

Crafty Calendar - January - ATG

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers - #201 "I is for Ink"

Crafty Catz - #578 - ATG - Plaid/Check

Cut It Up - #243 - ATG

Aud Sentiments - #290 ATG + Sentiment

DLArt January 2022 Linky + 11th Year Blogaversary!

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I hope you are safe from all the snow & weather headed our way!  Please stop by International Art & Soul to see what my Design Team Sisters have made.




  1. Chris this is fab and i too struggle tearing paper. I tend to use my scissors for the edges thanks for sharing at Crafty Catz

  2. Great retirement card,love the torn and inked edges great sentiment too.Thank you for your comment and my middle name is Ann too but without the hyphen
    Carol x

  3. Chriss your Retirment card is beautiful, love all the inking and the papers. It has a little steampunk feel to it, love it, hugs, Lori m

  4. Fabulous card - I'm sure it will be appreciated.

    I'm with you on torn edges etc. It just seems wrong to do, but it definitely worked here.

  5. Perfect card for retirement. I like the roughed up paper. I haven't done that in a long time. Thanks for visiting my blog and for the nice compliment on the coloring of my bird. I almost didn't post it. Have a great week!

  6. It looks great, Chriss. I love the rugged look of it. You did fine distressing the edges. The inking really adds a nice touch and I love the papers you used as well.

    Thanks for sharing your awesome project with us at Cut it Up!


  7. I love that sentiment and your vintage'y look! Thanks so much for getting inky with us at the Sisterhood!

  8. Thanks for playing with The Sisterhood, I love the Vintage vibe of your card, Jo

  9. A wonderful textural card Criss - love that sentiment!!
    Stay safe

  10. Awesome!! Thanks for getting inky with Edna and the sisterhood of snarky stampers!!

  11. Appreciate you could join us for the Star Stampz Challenge. All the best!
    --- DT - Gina Ang ---
    Star Stampz Challenge Blog #30 - Mixed Media

  12. beautiful card
    Thank you for joining our challenge
    greetings jolanda bongers
    dt starstampz

  13. Great card. Thank for sharing it with us the Crafty Catz challenge Janet DT

  14. Great card. Thanks for joining in our January 'Anything Goes' challenge over at Crafty Calendar.
    Bev x

  15. Nice retirement card. Thanks for getting inky with the Sisterhood.


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