Tuesday, September 21, 2010

D for Distressing

D for Distressing is what we had to go for at The ABC Challenge. And boy, did I go for it? What do you think?

I distressed the background papers (yes including the red panel), the flower and the leaves. Practically everything except for the image and black card stock. Hope you like it!


Fired Brick, Tattered Rose, Antique Linen, Peeled Paint Distress Inks
From the Garden stamps by Fancy Pants (Swirl)
Free Flower stamp with Craft Stamper (August)
Surprise - Forever Friends
Clear embossing ink
Zing white embossing powder
Faber Kastell
Anita's glossy accents
Metal charm
Silver Adirondack Paint Dabber


Sizzix Die cutting machine
Accent Embellishment
Frond Leaf by Martha Stewart
How to:

  • Stamp some swirls in clear embossing ink, sprinkle white embossing powder and heat set.
  • Cut a panel slightly smaller than the card, distress it with Tattered rose and then stamp more swirls in Fired Brick.
  • Stamp the Forever Friends image and water colour it 3 times. Cut and decoupage.
  • Cut panels from black card stock and water colour paper using Nesties. Distress the white panel using Fired Brick.
  • Stamp the flower 3 times. Distress using Antique Linen and Fired Brick. Cut and decoupage it. Use glossy accents over it and let it dry. Once dried, assemble and top with a metal charm.
  • Punch the leaves and distress using Antique Linen and Peeled Paint.
  • Die cut the accents and paint using Silver Adirondack paint dabber.


Donna said...

Gorgeous card and wonderful colours. That image is adorable too. Thanks for joining us at ABC this time.
Hugs, Donna x

Brenda Brown said...

This is a fabulous card, I love the choice of distress inks and the flower is superb, the glossy accents really makes it stand out.
Thankyou for leaving me a lovely comment.
B xxx

Lynne Phelps said...

Love the background you built up, great concept and I appreciate the tips! Your flower is gorgeous too!

Cheryl said...

WOW gorgeous,beautiful colours and flower!!!

Kim Piggott said...

Oh how sweet!
Such a gorgeous card!
kim x

Tracey said...

Gorgeous card Josianne, such a cute image & I love that flower & foliage it's just stunning :)


craftyb said...

gorgeous card...i love your image - soooo cute! Love all the distressing...especially the flower - it's stunning! bx

Sue C said...

Lovely card, the flower is really fab. Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenge. Sue C x

Melisa Waldorf said...

Oh I just love Forever Friends. I wish someone in the US sold them. Beautiful card! I LOVE that flower image.

milli said...

What a sweet card! Love the flower:)