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Posted 3/17/2013 by treyaut in General Scrappin'


PeaNut 427,211
June 2009
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Posted: 3/17/2013 11:05:53 PM
Is it just me or do many of you ink all of your edges. I ink my mats, cardstock, stickers, journaling cards, tags, nearly everything before I lay it down. What about you? And why or why not?

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PeaNut 91,104
June 2003
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Posted: 3/17/2013 11:13:30 PM
I ink everything! I just like the look of it better inked. It gives it more depth in my opinion.

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PeaNut 299,314
February 2007
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Posted: 3/18/2013 5:53:59 AM
I really intend to ink but I usually end up forgetting. Crazy silly I know. But even with the ink and applicator in plain sight, I still forget.

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PeaNut 58,996
December 2002
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Posted: 3/18/2013 5:57:35 AM
I don't ink edges much when I scrapbook, but I do when I make cards.


PeaNut 3,602
April 2000
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Layouts: 376
Loc: Massachusetts

Posted: 3/18/2013 6:24:50 AM
I ink a lot. Colorbox frost white or chestnut roan chalk ink are my two favorites.

I am a very simple and flat scrapper. I like the dimension that a little inking gives a page or a card.

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PeaNut 308,447
April 2007
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Posted: 3/18/2013 6:30:31 AM
I like more of a cleaner look, but I actually end up inking quite often. I know.....contradictory!

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PeaNut 70,644
February 2003
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Layouts: 785
Loc: Southern California

Posted: 3/18/2013 6:32:24 AM
I hardly ever do. It looks nice, but I just don't remember to do it very often.


PeaNut 564,225
August 2012
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Loc: Australia

Posted: 3/18/2013 6:56:30 AM
I ink everything. The page just doenst look complete to me without ink. Its like the paper is naked without it,

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PeaNut 251,919
March 2006
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Loc: Toronto, Ontario

Posted: 3/18/2013 7:10:41 AM
I ink everything too. I think it adds the dimension that I sometimes find is missing. However my last couple of layouts have been completely different for me-I've gone with a clean white background (something I never do) and I found that I didn't ink as much! I did still ink the edges of some of the elements on the page, but not nearly as much as I usually do-and I actually like the look!

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PeaNut 243,916
January 2006
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Posted: 3/18/2013 7:18:27 AM
I used to ink absolutely everything with Chestnut Roan or Frost White. Now I don't ink as much, though I recently did a little girl album and inked everything with bright pinks, greens and orange. That was a first for me...inking with brights made the album extra 'happy'. ha ha

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PeaNut 114,614
November 2003
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Layouts: 499
Loc: Ontario, Canada

Posted: 3/18/2013 7:45:48 AM
I haven't inked anything in years! I just prefer the look without the ink. I like to score the edges of my paper with a piece of sandpaper or a Tim Holtz or Making Memories edge distresser tool.

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PeaNut 4,068
April 2000
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Loc: Aussie in SC. USA

Posted: 3/18/2013 7:48:35 AM
I used to ink a lot more than I do now, at the moment I'm probably 50/50 on inking or not. I also like to use sewing and paint, or depending on the cardstock, I'll sand the edges and/or use a distress tool.


PeaNut 157,644
July 2004
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Posted: 3/18/2013 9:00:02 AM
Nothing I mean nothing goes down on a page or card till it's inked. I have all of Tim H's distressing inks and use them on every thing I do.

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PeaNut 477,798
August 2010
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Posted: 3/18/2013 9:04:47 AM
I used to ink the edges of everything, but I rarely do now. I have discovered that my style is clean, simple and crisp. I still like the look on others' pages, though!

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PeaNut 43,536
July 2002
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Posted: 3/18/2013 9:21:04 AM
I do most of the time. It makes everything cohesive.

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PeaNut 449,226
December 2009
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Posted: 3/18/2013 9:22:04 AM
I ink EVERYTHING. Even use a marker to get in all the nooks and corners on alphas. Of course I then need to use more glue because if there was any there it is mostly gone by the time I am through inking the edges. Finger oils

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PeaNut 215,734
July 2005
Posts: 1,368
Layouts: 65
Loc: Okanagan, BC Canada

Posted: 3/18/2013 9:58:09 AM
I ink close to always but keep it restricted to the solid and patterned paper. My daughter and I call it "the professional touch" and I have a few favorite colors that I use most of the time. It just looks so much better!


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PeaNut 268,201
July 2006
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Loc: Northwoods

Posted: 3/18/2013 11:04:25 AM
I DO ink most things because I dislike seeing the white edge of cut pp cardstock in my layouts. I ink to cover that edge that often shows, and I tend to use a color that blends in with the color of the pp.

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PeaNut 235,775
December 2005
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Posted: 3/18/2013 11:56:18 AM
I ink almost everything. For me, it makes things look more "finished".

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PeaNut 460,363
March 2010
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Layouts: 7
Loc: Lost in thought

Posted: 3/18/2013 12:30:44 PM
I generally ink. It's good for definition, & it can also be used to tie elements together if there's a slight variation in the shades of the colors.

I've been a dilettante, but I'm thinking of dabbling in something else.


PeaNut 542,105
February 2012
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Layouts: 4

Posted: 3/18/2013 12:32:04 PM
I ink everything and have been for 12 years I just don't feel a layout looks finished without the edges inked

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PeaNut 553,912
May 2012
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Layouts: 17

Posted: 3/18/2013 1:44:31 PM
Not as much as I used to! Nowadays, I seem to just distress them and leave them....or run some paint around the page Now that I've said that, though, I'll probably ink everything on the next page I make


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PeaNut 550,384
April 2012
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Layouts: 11
Loc: New Zealand

Posted: 3/18/2013 2:33:23 PM
I loves me some inked edges!
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