EONAC3 & 365 Cards #336 Grunge Card

Lately I’ve been in the mood to play with “new to me” items – older products I’ve re-discovered in my stash! So, I’m delighted to fuel the fire with this week’s Everything Old Is New Again Challenge!

EONAC3, Forgotten Ink Pads, challenges cardmakers to pull out three ink pads that have not seen the light of day in quite some time and use them on a card! Now, for those of you who have recently sneaked a peek at my Ink Empire – do you think I might have a few ink pads contending for this honor?

For the challenge, I decided to pull out some “new to me” ink daubers that (confession time!) I aquired as much for the cute little storage case they came in then as for the actual ink daubers themselves! My thought was that if rarely used was good – never used was even better!

I was concerned that the daubers might be dried out from sitting too long, but it turns out that they were so juicy, they left ink globs on my test paper! Fortunately, the Maya Road chipboard was the perfect medium for soaking up excess ink. Here is a close-up of the beautiful rich colors that I brushed on for a blended effect.
My Spring Grunge Card also contains the ingredients needed to complete 365 Card’s Day 336 Challenge – The 3 S’s, which are Stripes, Squares, and Spring! The CTMH Notebook paper contains the squares; the cut-out pattern in the vintage lace contains the stripes; and the handmade paper flower that Jennifer from Random Vintage Finds made me represents Spring!
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6 Responses to “EONAC3 & 365 Cards #336 Grunge Card”

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  1. Susie says:

    Wonderful card – love all of the texture. I have a few of those daubers that came with a Hero Arts set – I need to get them out. Thanks for joining us.

  2. Allison says:

    What a unique mix of elements! I have never seen that DP before and I am loving the flower and flourish! Thanks for playing!

  3. christina d says:

    A beautiful card! I think I need to pull out the stuff I haven't used.

  4. JM says:

    I love what you have created with those ink daubers! I would love to have a set of those so perhaps you could tell me what they are called and where to find them?
    You've inspired me into another direction from this! 🙂
    Joan Marie

  5. The Paper Princess says:

    Thank you for all of your wonderful comments!

    Joan Marie, the Daubers are from Craft Essentials and the set comes with 18 Duo Ink Sticks (for a total of 36 colors) plus that cute little plastic container you see in the photo! I do not know where it was purchased – I belong to several PIF trading groups and I acquired this set from a gal on one of those groups – but hopefully, if you do a search on the name, you can find this (and if not, let me know, and I'll see if I can track down any additional info for you!)

    The sticks do not have color info on them so no cool names to share!

    If you look closely at the Ink Empire (which just popped into my head while I was writing that post – but I DO enjoy naming things, lol!) – you will see that the plastic container that the Ink Daubers came in is sitting on a larger container. The larger container is my CTMH distressing kit (don't have my Idea Book in front of me to verify the precise name!) I pulled the Daubers out of the original container and I now store them in my CTMH kit (along with all of the tools I could squeeze in there!) and I currently have the original Dauber Case filled with extra jars of embellishments that did not fit in my CTMH embellishment organizers!

  6. JM says:

    Thank you so much! I'm off to see what I can find! 🙂
    Oh, and btw…it was so great to come back to your site and what an extra plus to find your quick response to my Q!
    Hope you have a fantastic weekend!

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