Here is another long overdue project that I've been wanting to do a couple of years ago. Finally, I was able to complete the task and want to share the labels that I cut with my Silhouette Cameo machine. For those of you who are interested, you will get the cutting file with the names of the Distress Ink by Tim Holtz, ready to be cut using a sticker paper. I also created small circles for the color stain to be glued right next to the name of the color so you can easily spot the color as these ink pads are stored stacked on top of each other.
I created the labels in Silhouette Studio (Print & Cut) and cut them with my Silhouette Cameo using glossy sticker paper. I used matte sticker paper for the cut circles for dabbing the color stain so the ink will adhere and dry instantly. Please note that the sticker paper I used were purchased locally and are not USA brands. Instructions for creating the color stain explained in the captions of the photos.
I can share the file for the labels with my blog followers. Just post a comment below with your e-mail address so I can send you the file.
I read a tip on how to properly store ink pads which I've adapted.
I store my ink pads upside down so the top surface of the pad
does not get dry. The label is glued upside down so it can be
read correctly when the ink pad is stored.
I used glossy sticker paper for the color name label
and matte sticker paper for color stain
|Circles for the color stain (it's hard to see on the photo)|
|A close up view of the cut circles for the color stain|
I cut the rows of cut circles into strips to avoid messing with the
circles above and below when applying the stain
|I used my pinky finger to dab some ink onto the cut circle|
|I rolled my inked pinky finger from right to left to cover|
the whole cut circle with the ink. I used baby wipes (refreshed with alcohol)
to wipe the ink off my finger, ready for the next ink color.
|Simply lift the cut circle and stick it on the label of the ink pad|
|Love! Love! Love! Love! Love!|
|Now I can rearrange the pads according to the color stain order|
|I store my ink pads in a see-through plastic bin|
|I got the labeling idea from my Memento ink pads|
which are sold already neatly labeled with the name
and corresponding color on the side of the ink pad.
You'd wish that Tim Holtz can do the same thing :).
|This is the Tim Holtz Distress Ink color chart that you can print for reference|