Say it with…distressing

Posted by on August 19, 2011 in Annabelle Stamps | 14 comments

Hi everyone,

This week’s challenge at AnnaBelle Stamps  is distressing. Not what I normally do, so I did find it a little bit of a challenge, but I still managed to create a CAS card.  I used distress inks to create the sunset scene (I love to do this) and then distressed the edges with my scissors (something that I don’t do often). I also flicked some water onto the background to add to the distressed feel. I stamped the images from the Dotted Flowers stamp set and then coloured them in with a black felt pen to create a silhouette image.


Stamps: AnnaBelle Stamps “Dotted Flowers
Ink: Versafine Ink – Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress inks – Scattered Straw, Dried Marigold, Barn Door
Card: Regal Craft Card (White textured single fold), X-Press It Blending card
Other Supplies: Foam dimensionals, black felt pen, white DMC floss, S.E.I button, scissors (for distressing), blending tool

Hope that you can play along. The winner will receive a special blinkie and a little something from the AnnaBelle store. And don’t forget that you still have time to win the Squared Posies stamp set from the blog hop on Tuesday – it’s open to everyone, so why not add your name? Go here for the details.

Until next time,



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  1. Gorgeous! I love the watercolor effect you used! So clean and just beautiful!

  2. For a CAS card this sure has lots of wonderful elements… simply beautiful!

  3. Awesome card Marion! Love the look that the water has given to the background and the silhouette flower really pops!

  4. WOW Marion, your card is a true stunner! The colours you used are simply Awesome and with your Black stamped image, just perfect!!!

    Take Care,
    Kylie X

  5. I so love your work. This is gorgeous.

  6. Gorgeous inking, Marion! Love the simply CAS design and your distressed edges!

  7. Love this CAS look and the beautiful warm inking on the centre panel! The black image against it is just perfect!

  8. This is quite lovely. So warm and inviting with the colors you chose and I love the added touch of the water flicked on the image. Great job distressing.

  9. Wonderful distressing and design Marion. Gorgeous card.

  10. This is so striking Marion!! Love it!

  11. I just love this card! Your colourful panel with the image in black is such a treat to the eyy! Beautiful distressing too!

  12. This is a wonderful CAS card. Love the bright colors against the crisp white cardbase!

  13. CAS and gorgeously elegant!! a wonderful display of both distressing styles! 🙂

  14. I love the color blocking with the inks and the CAS design is perfect for setting off those flowers! The little water flicks look amazing!

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