Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Distress 3 Ways

Tuesdays are always so much better than Mondays. Yesterday I was in such a creative slump, I just fussy cut embellishments all afternoon. Hopefully the rest of the week is much more inspiring! And happy U.S. Open! Woohoo!

Lawnscaping is having a really fun challenge this week... to distress! You can either play with the distress technique, or use your Ranger Distress products. My card incorporates 3 different 'distressing' methods.

I started by masking off a small portion of this great Crafter's Workshop stencil. Then I used my sponge blending tool with Distress Inks "Chipped Sapphire" and "Tumbled Glass". The stencil was moved around the card to create the cascading pattern.

Showing the masked portion of the stencil
The next distress technique used is my favorite: Distress Inks as watercolors. I dabbed the inks directly onto my craft mat, sprayed with water, and then dipped a piece of white cardstock right on top. I usually dry the cardstock each time and 'dab' it 3-4 times to create more depth. Once the cardstock is fully prettied up and dried, I stamped and fussy cut the butterflies and little flowers.

Using the Distress Inks as watercolors creates such a neat blended/puddled effect. I love it so much! The 3rd Distress technique I used isn't a technique... I added some clear Distress Stickles to the center of the butterfly and centers of the flowers.

A card simply isn't complete without Stickles.

<3 Rachel w k
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  1. BEAUTIFUL! The background goes so well with the flowers, butterfly and sequins!

  2. This is so pretty! I love the details! Amazing job!


  3. This turned out so pretty ...your masking paid off! Love the bling too.
    Your PTI blog hop card is adorable with that little guy!

  4. Gorgeous design! Love the pretty colors!

  5. This is so pretty!! I really like the distressed background that you created and the glitter looks great on the butterfly! Thanks for playing along with us at Lawnscaping! :)

  6. Beautiful card!! Love the colors :)
    Thanks for playing with us at Lawnscaping
    xx Tamara

  7. Love that card! GREAT use of the stencil!

  8. this is beautiful!!! love the colors popped off the white background :)
    thank you for playing along with lawnscaping!!

  9. Oh my goodness. The pattern you created with the stencil is fantastic and unique! I am totally loving this card.

    Thanks so much for joining us at the Lawnscaping Challenge! XOXO ~ Laurel

  10. You did amazing...so many details!! Its beautiful!

  11. Wonderful card, Rachel. Love the beautiful colors and the masking technique is fab!

  12. Way to go Rachael! Very good work. Enjoy your prize!

  13. My background queen is turning into a Distress queen also!! These techniques are awesome and that card is FAB!!