Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge-Distress

I am entering this post into SSS Monday Challenge http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/.  The challenge is to use distressing on a project.  I created this card with distress markers and water to get a watercolor effect.  I have done this before on a another project and liked it so much wanted to try it again. 

I  embossed the sentiment on watercolor paper. I had issues with this because the watercolor paper has texture it didn't want to take the stamp.  I used several stamps before I found this one from Stampin' Up that worked really well.   Using Tim Holtz distress markers, I colored across the page with different colors.  I then used a spritzer to spray it and let the colors run.  After water coloring I die cut the image using a SSS die, but then it looked pretty empty by itself so I used a gel pen to draw some lines.  I punched out stars and applied stickles to the stars for sparkle and then added a few enamel dots. Behind the water colored image is patterned paper that has been die cut. I do like the way this turned out.

I realize that this is not the true definition of distressing but wanted to show what else can be done with distressing products. 

Thanks for stopping by.

Supplies Used:
Distress Markers: Tim Holtz Broken China, Tumbled Glass, Barn Door, Mustard Seed, Shabby Shutters
Stamps: Stampin' Up Sassy Salutations
Dies: SSS Postage Stamp Edge Die
Patterned Paper: Graphic 45 Mother Goose


  1. Love the gradient mix of colors and the embossed sentiment looks perfect! Thanks for playing along with us in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!


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