Distress Inks have become go-to products in my crafting projects. In the previous post, I discussed Tim Holtz' Distress Ink in Vintage Photo. VP can be a little too dark for more delicate projects, although the nature of the inks does allow you to build up the product on the paper. I purchased Tea Dye for a lighter color option, and used it in the above shabby greeting card. You can see the shading along the central focal panel and along the edges of the card. The photo really doesn't do the card justice!
I find that Tea Dye is a better option for lighter-colored papers and more subtle effects, however, it can be difficult to build this product up on kraft paper or anything lighter than ivory, really. Vintage Photo is a little more versatile since it shows up on darker papers, as well. If you are trying to decide between the two, I'd go for Vintage Photo. These two colors seem to be the most common from all the blogs I've read. However, Ranger and Tim Holtz have really expanded their line, and there are plenty more colors to choose from (36 in all)!
Here's a link to Ranger's website with all the Distress Ink color options: http://www.rangerink.com/products/prod_dyeink_distresspads.htm