Saturday, February 16, 2013

Distressed Card

I received some new WOW! stamps and of course I had to try them out. The sets I bought were Everyday Sentiments, Funky Border Strips and French Music. This is what I came up with. This card style is a bit out of my comfort zone, I don't make a lot like this one. However, I had a lot of fun working on it.

My card base is a light tan card stock cut and folded to make a 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" card base. I added a dark brown mat cut at 4" X 5 1/4" from the Tim Holtz Nostaglic Collection Core'dinations card stock. And another tan mat cut at 3 3/4" X 5".

For my final layer, I started with some white card stock cut at 4" X 5". I used some Tim Holtz distress ink in old paper, antique linen, tea dye, and vintage photo to ink up my paper. I started with my lightest color and worked my way to the darkest color layering the color as I went. I then lightly spritz the paper with some water and allowed it to dry. Next I took some of the Tim Holtz Distress Stain in tarnished brass and inked around outer edges of my paper. I allowed it to dry for a few minutes then turned the paper over and spritzed it with water until it was fairly damp and then crumbled it all up. I spritzed from the back so my ink on the front wouldn't react to the water. I carefully opened up the paper and dried it with my heat tool. Once it was dry I took my blending tool and some Vintage Photo and lightly went over the top of my paper to enhance the wrinkles I had created.

Using Vintage Photo and the French Music stamp I stamped the inked paper. Because of some of the creases, and wrinkles I got a very broken up image which was what I wanted. I then cut it down to 3 1/2" X 4 3/4" so it would fit the front of my card. I took my scissors and distressed the edges of the paper and the adhered all my layers together.

I wanted my sentiment to be the focal point of my card. So using my Cricut and the Elegant Edges cartridge and the Oblong creative feature I cut a scallop and shadow at 3". The shadow was cut out of the dark brown and the top layer was cut out of the light tan.

I inked the edges of the tan scallop with some Tea Dye Tim Holtz Distress Ink and used Vintage photo to stamp my sentiment. Because this ink lightens a bit when it dries, it was a perfect choice to use with the sentiment to carry my distressed theme.

I added some rhinestone flourishes to the front of my card. These were actually clear rhinestones that I colored with a Spectrum Noir marker GB10.

My flowers are a 3d Rose cut that I cut with my Silhouette Cameo. The paper is Core'dinations Gemstone card stock, but not sure of the name of the color but it is a light golden  yellow.

I rolled my flowers and adhered a gold pearl in the center of each flower. I didn't have enough small gold pearls to trim my scallop so I used some Gold Pearl Liquid pearls for that. I adhered the sentiment mat to my card using some foam tape.

I hope you like it. I had a lot of fun working on this one as it was a bit more of a challenge for me.


  1. Beautiful card. Love the distressing, beautiful flower and the sentiment.

    Hugs Nana
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  2. Really pretty card. Love what you did with the background.

  3. Deanna
    You did a great job. Would never know it was out of your comfort zone. Very informative.

  4. Such a beautiful card Deanna!

  5. Gorgeous card, Deanna. I love the distressed look you gave it.

  6. Deanna your card is gorgeous. You should make more like this one. I think you found your new niche. Hugs, Fran

  7. WOW!!!!! This is most beautiful Deanna!!! I so love it! WOW!!!!! :)

  8. What a beautiful card Deanna!! : )

  9. This is absolutely stunning and I think you should step out of your comfort zone more often! Love all the elements and use of inks and the stamps are perfect for the colors you used. I love how you give dimensions and walk everyone through your steps. I feel like I'm in my own workshop! Love that about you and your posts! What a simply beautiful card!



  10. Wow, this is gorgeous!!!! Step out of your comfort zone more often!!!!!
    Thanks for sharing,

  11. Lovely card! Love your coloring!

  12. WOW is right! That card is AWESOME WOMAN!!! I just love it. GREAT JOB!!!