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Currently Crafting: Cards

I'm always crafting cards, huh? I really like small projects that don't take long and I like encouraging people. So cards a perfect marriage of these two interests.
So give me your thoughts on inking the edges of cards/projects. I used to shy away from inked edges because everything I saw looked grungy or sort of middle-age-lady-stamping-a-sunflower-on-gingham-paper. But now I am getting into it because I like the depth it gives.
I think the best ink for inking edges is Tim Holtz' distress inks. They are meant to give an uneven application, creating a distressed look. Generally, the idea of distressing paper is not appealing to me. But I guess I am coming around because, lately, I've been using these inks like crazy.
I just got the Tim Holtz mustard distress ink pad and a new punch, EK Success' journal & bracket punch. I have been pretty conservative buying punches because I have a Silhouette Cameo. I always think - I can just cut out any shape I want. But the truth is - punches are really easy and quick when you need a fast embellishment. So I've been coming around to the idea of having novelty punches instead of just circles and corner rounders. 
And a tag because you guys know I CANNOT resist making a tag. Why am I so obsessed with tags? It isn't possible for me to ever use them all. 

I've collected a lot of the products I used into this nifty widget by Amazon. Is anyone interested in a tutorial on how I ink edges? I do have one thrifty trick up my sleeve... ;)


I received a couple of the products in this project as compensation for another blogging gig I have. Additionally, if you purchase from one of the Amazon links, I might get a small commission. All opinions are 100% mine and I genuinely use these products VERY frequently. They are excellent products.

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