Monday, January 31, 2011

Distress flower text

 Hero Arts: Flower Text, Product Number: S5506
I am constantly adding to my stamp collection, and so many of my stamps sadly either never see ink or never get used more than once. I have decided to challenge myself to make at least 3 different cards or projects with the same stamp. I will use other stamps with the one I have selected but this way I can focus more on the chosen image. My inspiration was from hero arts Tami Hartley here, my first card is almost a copy of her card, but it was the springboard that got me inspired. I really love the technique she used as I love my distress inks. Stop by later this week for the second card made with this stamp.

The background was sponged with broken glass and shabby shutter, then stamped with versamark and embossed with fine detail white. Although I did dry the image with a heat gun prior to embossing I still mangaged to get some powder on the edges. But I decided to just go with it, and after embossing the sentiment I ran a versamark pen around the edges and embossed with white again to create the same effect. The flowers and leaves are colored with distressed ink and a water pen, using peeled paint and broken glass. I then added scattered straw distressed stickles to the flowers. Check back Wednesday to see the second card with the set. Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Tanya, these colors are lovely teamed with this stamp - you really brought it to life, and I can't wait to see your other versions coming up!

  2. I love these colors and the white embossing is perfect with them. Looking forward to the next versions :)

  3. Oh my! That is a very pretty background you've created, beautiful design!

  4. Such pretty colors, Tanya! Love the way this turned out! Lookin' forward to Wednesday!