Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Grungy Spring Card

Here's a card I created using a bunch of my favorite Tim Holtz products....dies, inks, stains, crayons, and stamps!  I'm also sharing a mini tutorial on creating the jumbo flower with the Tattered Floral Die.

Here’s how to create over-sized blooms:
  • Die cut 2 of each flower (Tattered Florals – Tim Holtz Die) out of watercolor paper
  • Using any Distress Stain, ink up both sides of your die cut flowers (I used Peeled Paint)
  •  Ink up a background stamp with (your choice) Distress Ink and lay your flower pieces over the top (I used a cheesecloth background stamp from Stampin' Up)
  • Using your brayer, lightly press the flowers into the stamp
  • Assemble your flower starting with the largest and working to the smallest
  • Glue a pearl (or rhinestone) to the center of your flower
  • Stamp (your choice) of Distress Ink on your work mat and spritz with water (I used walnut stain)
  • Using a small paintbrush, lightly apply some of the color to your flower and heat set immediately
Note#1: If you get it too dark you can “paint” with clear water to remove some of the ink
Note #2: You can also reapply Distress stain to select areas using the small paintbrush
Note #3: You can change up your flower by using different colors for different layers, stamping a variety of  background stamps on them, and lightly painting diluted complementary colors on your assembled piece — The sky’s the limit so use your imagination and let your creativity soar.

To create the background for my card I  masked off the left side of my card stock with a torn piece of  computer paper and stamped the script stamp from Stampin Up in Walnut Stain Distress Oxide.
Next I layered stamps from Bitty Grunge (Tim Hotlz) and Flights of Fancy (Tim Holtz) in Worn Liptstick and Peeled Paint Distress Oxide.
I inked all the edges in Walnut Stain and distressed them before adhering the panel to my card front.
The foliage is a mixture of Holiday Greens Thinlits (Tim Holtz) and Leaves Galore (Tim Holtz) dies.
I colored my leaves using distress crayons.

To finished off my grungy/spring card, I added a stamped panel to the inside that matches the front of the card.

I'll be linking this up to Carol's (carolinaswettlee on Instagram) #flowertime2018. She's doing a giveaway of the Tattered Floral die - you can enter that HERE.
This post linked to:
The Paper Players - Spring Has Sprung
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Inspired by all the Little Things - photo (vintage labels, queen ann's lace, greens)
Cardz TV - Anything Goes


SewPaperPaint said...

Oh wow Esther!! This is an amazing card and your flower tutorial is wonderful! I just love this to bits and am thrilled that you joined Carol for #flowertime2018 !!! I can't wait to try using my new Distress Stains for dying some flowers. Hugs, Autumn

Wanda Cullen said...

Esther, this is such a stunning card - inside and out! Love that dimensional flower! Thanks for playing along with us at Inspired by All The Little Things!

Jan Clothier said...

Oh but this tattered bloom is a stunner! Thanks for sharing the tutorial on it. The inside of your card is just as stunning as the front. Love it! Thanks for joining us this week at The Paper Players.

Julie Gearinger said...

This is gorgeous Esther!! Love your large bloom with all of the vintage texture- perfect for all of the challenges!! Hugs and thanks for inspiring all of us!

Little Birdie Blessings said...

The card is stunning Esther. Thanks so much for the tutorial. I have this die cut. I have everything I need to try this idea. Never thought of laying the flowers on a big stamp and rolling a brayer over them. You're a clever gal. ~ Abby

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is beautiful! Fabulous take on the inspiration photo!

Helen Gullett said...

Such a beautiful flower card, Wsther! Love love love the 3D bloom and how add texture on the petals. Great technique fpr creating the vintage/grunge look.

Donna said...

This card is absolutely amazing, so glad I spotted it at Inspired By All The Little Things! This would be good for a POTW also.

Conniecrafter said...

Oh wow that is stunning, I so love the vintage feel to it, great look of texture on the flower and love the colors, lovely arrangement, has that great shabby chic feel to it, the inside is so nice it would look great as a card front too!

Mimi said...

Such an appealing color combo on this card!

LeAnne said...

GORGEOUS! Thanks for playing and sharing this with us this week at the Players, it's just delightful!

stampwithsandy said...

What a gorgeous shabby-chic card! Your layered bloom is just beautiful, and I love how you stamped your background. Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Paper Players, Esther!

Silke Ledlow said...

GORGEOUS inside and out! Love this big bloom! Thank you for playing along!

Sheri Gilson said...

Gorgeous take on the inspiration! Love the dimension! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Inspired By All The Little Things!