Thought I'd share a few pictures of the distress tools I made. I have 32 of the ink pads and I wanted to find a economical and store-able solution for individual tools. 

I took the rubber off a alpha stamp set and placed Velcro on it and then cut one of my tool pads. The surface gives me over an inch of rub space. I still have a couple tools with the handles for the larger projects, these little ones worked great and there is room to grow!

This little project was done because of these cards that I made for OWH.                                                            These cards were first embossed using a "negative" image stamp, black ink, clear embossing powder

I then colored each of the Butterfly with  Tim Holtz Distress Inks.  I made 30 of these cards and it was hard on the little foam applicators that I normally use with my chalks.  This is when I saw the wisdom of have a tool and pad for every color!  What I didn't want to do was make a significant investment in those tools!  So I made my own!!    I love using these inks, did I say that already?? 

Another batch of OWH Cards made yesterday, 15.


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