Monday, July 31, 2017

Tim Holtz Distress Stains

Hard to believe it’s the last day of July already! My summer flower beds are full of beautiful blooms — everything from black-eyed-Susans to daisies to knock-out roses. I enjoy all the different varieties of flowers, and try to add a new perennial to my gardens each year. Today’s card celebrates my love of flowers with a big 3D flower of it’s own unique variety — lots of ink layers and plenty of dimension!

(For a mini tutorial on creating these big beautiful blooms using distress stains, visit the Cropstop blog today.) 
To create my cards for today I used Worn Lipstick and Dusty Concord Distress Stain for the base layers on my flowers. Next I stamped them with the cheesecloth background stamp (Stampin’ Up) in Seedless Preserves Distress Ink. Last of all, I added some diluted Vintage Photo distress ink over the top (with a small paintbrush) before finishing it off with a large pearl.
 After completing my flowers, I cut a piece of Pastel Core’dinations Cardstock to size and lightly stamped it with the Script Background stamp from Stampin’ Up. I then embossed it with the Doily Embossing Folder (Sizzix) and lightly sanded over the top to make the doily embossing stand out.  I also added some burlap string to the front – a bow on one card and a big loopy flower on the other.
 I dressed the inside up using the Tim Holtz lace stencil, my stencil brushes, and some Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide. Over the top I splattered some (water) dilutedVintage Photo Distress Ink and stamped a sentiment from All Year Cheer (Heartfelt Creations) in Seedless Preserves.
I’d love to see how you create 3D flowers for your projects, so stop by the CURRENT CHALLENGE  and link up your creativity that uses products from companies Cropstop carries in the store!

This post linked to:
Ooh-la-la Challenge - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Girlfriends
Repeat Impressions Challenge - Anything Goes


laurie said...

Beautiful! Your bloom is gorgeous!

Lori Turner said...

Esther these are gorgeous! My gardens were full of lovely blooms too but we had a major hail storm come through a couple weeks ago and well, a lot of them are destroyed :( I will enjoy paper posies!! LOL...thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks xoxoxo

Unknown said...

can't go wrong with flowers I love the colours thank you for entering our challenge at Oh La La creations and good luck x

Heather said...

these are gorgeous!! Your flowers are beautiful, but what really catches my eye are the background! LOVE the embossed doily; it looks fabulous! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.