Corrosive Challenge #105 – Distress it!

February 27, 2011 at 10:11 am 4 comments

Like last week, I decided to focus my colour palette on blue. I didn’t plan it that way, it just happened. This week’s Corrosive Challenge is to use distressing on our cards. This is a technique I rarely do, so it was great to step out of the box a little! I’m pretty pleased with the way my card turned out:

There is LOTS of distressing on this card, let me tell ‘ya! I purchased this collage stamp off of ebay a few weeks ago. Although I don’t know who the original manufacturer is, this is what the listing said: “The garden of to-morrow is the theme to this lovely stamp. It is my collage of some of the designs I love put together in one. This very pretty stamp measures 3.2×3.75″ WM Thanks Syl”. In any event, I really like this stamp and I’m glad I got to ink it up. I coloured it with my SU markers (Crumb Cake, Bashful Blue, Marina Mist, Pacific Point, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi, Early Espresso) onto white card stock, then added Ranger Distress Ink in Antique Linen and Walnut Stain around the edges and into the centre. I used my SU Distressing tool to rough up the edges, then peeled the layers of card stock apart and added a bit more distress ink. I layered the main image onto Early Espresso (SU) that I had misted with water and crumpled up, then flattened out with my hand. I used the Distressing tool again and adhered the panels. I tied some dyed seam binding around the main image, which hides the pretty saffron butterfly and one of the insects. I used my Bow Easy and made three loops on each side and adhered a blue button with some embroidery floss. The background patterned paper was also sponged (distressed) with Walnut Stain ink and was layered onto some Early Espresso, and both were adhered to the beige card base.

I can’t wait to see what you guys create! Thanks for stopping by!



Entry filed under: Cards, Corrosive Challenge, Distress Inks.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. janet  |  February 27, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    OMG this is awesome!! you do an awesome job at distressing!

  • 2. Karen Motz  |  February 27, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    This is GORGEOUS Donna!!! Your distressing is perfect!!!

  • 3. Kristie  |  February 27, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    Oh WOW! Your card is just stunning. The bird image is wonderful and fantastic job with the distressing!!

  • 4. Sue  |  March 4, 2011 at 2:26 pm


    Your card is absolutely gorgeous and the distressing is wonderful.


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