Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Technique, Technique, Technique and Challenges!

I had the most fun making this card!  I decided to pull out my Distress inks and make a background paper.  This is an "old" Tim Hotlz technique.  You basically use your foam applicator to rub the distress ink colors you like onto cardstock.  Then you put Versamark on your chosen stamp...spritz it with water and then stamp it on your distress inked cardstock.  The water will act as a resist with the Distress Inks and the result is so great looking!  I loved it!

So I made this little card for the CAS-Friday challenge which is doing a joint challenge with Clean&Simple Stamping.  Frankly I'm not sure if my card fits the clean and simple requirement....but I'm hoping that it does!  It sure was a fun card to make and will definitely do this technique again!

I cleaned up my room yesterday (trash day) and apparently threw away the list of the things I used...but the stamps were all Hero Arts, I put a few layers of UTEE on the butterfly.  The floral stamp was embossed with white Zing embossing powder. I added a little Baker's Twine around the embossed image.

Here's a closeup:
I just love that bleached resist effect on the cardstock!

Note to self...buy more Distress Inks!

And I made a whole bunch of these yesterday which is a direct scraplift from the Nicole Heady of Papertrey Ink's blog:

I loved the simplicity of this!...done with the PTI Parisian Doily and a square of cardstock...a little embossing for the sentiment and a nice but simple card. I'll be making more of these!

Happy Crafting!


  1. What a pretty card! Beautiful colours xx

  2. Susan,
    This is simply beautiful, super colors. Love it.


  3. both are great cards, love the colors on that first one and will have to try that technique.

  4. This is BEAUTIFUL! I love it- the technique is awesome, and I just love the soft colors and butterfly! So pretty! :)Amy

  5. Hi Susan,
    I love both cards they are both very pretty.
    Have a great day.

  6. Very nice cards, especially the first one. Must try out that technique.

  7. Nice. You need to enter into the Hero Arts challenge since you used all Hero Arts stamps. The Butterfly card would fit the critter category.

  8. CAS it is indeed! I love the colours and the distress ink resist idea is so cool, I gotta try that!

  9. So pretty!! The colors and sponging are stunning!! Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  10. Beautiful work!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

  11. Ooh looks like a lot of effort went into this


  12. The color mixing of the background is superb i like your choice of coloring.
    Plastic card printing
    Plastic Cards


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