Friday, July 3, 2015

Distressed Frilly Card - STAMPlorations June Challenge



Ok, I am going to share my new favorite card with you crafters. Every once in awhile I get done with a card and I just sit back and say, "wow! I'm glad my brain still has some beauty left in it after all those terrible puns it has to make room for!"

I was over-the-moon elated about the July challenge happening over at STAMPlorations



Hulllloooooo?! Damsel of Distressed anyone? Hooray! Sometimes I go through phases where I keep things pretty clean, and I feel like I've been in one of those moods lately, so this card really helped to spur the distress comeback. 

I started by smooshing Picked Raspberry and Worn Lipstick Distress Inks onto my craft mat and then I spritzed it with water. 



This technique is called Distress Dipping (at least in my brain). It's a really easy way to create a gorgeous watercolor-esque background. 



Lay your card stock into the inky mixture and press down and move it left to right, trying to get all of the white area inked. 

Lift up and dry (air dry or heat dry works). I usually repeat this step 3-4 times to add lots of pretty layers and depth to the background. 



Next, I sprayed the background with Picket Fence Distress Spray Stain to add a little white. Please note that you should not just do this anywhere, as you will wind up with white splatters all over your ink pads. *Ahem*


Next, I added a layer of Mixed Media Grunge stamping and applied a layer of white gesso through the Gridlocked ARTplorations stencil



 

Before that layer dried, I added some rock glitter to it. Then I die cut a frame (coated with perfect pearls) and added some flowers, an embossed gold butterfly from the Trendy Butterflies and a sentiment piece from Hashtag Authentic





I really enjoyed getting back to my Distressing roots! 

I have to give  BIG shoutout to {PIN}spirational challenges for giving me this awesome inspiration image to work with:











I'm also going to join the fun at:
Frilly and Funkie - Sentiment as the focal piece
613 Ave Create - Use Roses or pearls 
In the Pink - Shabby Chic/Vintage
Craft Stamper Magazine Take It Make It - Take a Stamp

Thank you for popping by and I totally think you should try distressing. If you need any tips or pointers, I'd be happy to help you out and there are several tutorials you can find on my blog! 

Once you're done, make sure you link it up to STAMPlorations for your chance to win some awesome prizes! You can use ANY product or ANY brand of stamps. 



40 comments:

  1. You do this style so well Becca, love the hot pink colours. :)

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  2. Love the mixing of colors on the BG with your beautiful style and the sentiment on the focal point is so perfect, pretty in pink:)

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  3. love that background distressing - great card, Becca - and happy 4th!

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  4. Fabulous card Becca, love the pinks and reds, and that white gesso layer really adds a fun pop.

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  5. Love this Becca! So gorgeous and awesome distress, you are the Damsel indeed!~kim

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  6. This really is so yummy with all that gorgeous color, texture and embellishment. Dang...wish my distress attempts turned out so well.

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  7. This really is so yummy with all that gorgeous color, texture and embellishment. Dang...wish my distress attempts turned out so well.

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  8. Amazing, just like it says! Your layers are inky gorgeous! I love the rock candy glitter idea too!

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  9. Becca, this is a great card. I love your wonderful distressed background and your stencilled card design. such a beautiful effect.
    Thank you for joining up with us this time at In The Pink.
    Sue...xxx

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  10. Becca
    Always love to see step by step how you made your card
    it looks like a brick that stencil is adorable
    AWESOME CARD my friend
    and I see your post with theme:
    Distressed Frilly Card - STAMPlorations June Challenge
    maybe you want to write JULY?
    just a bit correction my dear friend
    hugs, Monka

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    1. I wrote wrong too I mean MONIKA hehehe :)

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  11. Absolutely gorgeous, Becca!! The colors and texture are fabulous!! I love the design and the details you added!! Stunning card my friend!! I hope you have a safe and happy 4th of July :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  12. The brick background, the banner flowing from the pretty frame, the cluster of flowers...what's NOT to love here!! Fabulous Becca!! Have a safe and happy 4th ;)

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  13. What a fabulous card, Becca! I love the color palette and all that wonderful texture! Thank you so much for joining us at the Friily and Funkie Challenge!
    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  14. Yes! yes, yes, yes, yes!!!!!! You at your pinkest, distressest [new word??!!!] bestest!!! ADORE it. I also like the newly decorated ink pads!!! And I've not tried this way of using the inks. Unusually for me but there y'go. It's on my list & got other ideas swirling around [like your paper???!!! Sozzy....] in my brain :) Thank you:):)

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  15. Well done lovely lady. That is gorgeous!!!! :)

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  16. This is so beautiful!! I LOVE how you mixed those two distress inks to make that gorgeous background. Then added all those fabulous layers!! Such a lovely card!!

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  17. Oh Becca, this is so amazing - so glad to see you getting messy again - I know what you mean about the Picket Fence spray - I ended up with pink glitter on some things I had printed out, AND my glasses - wondered why my world was so glamorous for a day until I realized!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  18. This is great! I will have to try the background like that since I did buy some of his stamp pads. I love the rustic prettiness of your card-so unique!

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  19. Awesome work! Loving the vibrant colour!!!!

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  20. Gorgeous!!! Love the background ..... the colours are so vibrant, and the white stenciling really pops. Great job! Thanks for joining in with the Craft Stamper Challenge ... good luck! Linda xx

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  21. Wow! I just LOVE this! Love the color and the texture! Thanks for great inspiration today!

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  22. I am loving that Picked Raspberry color - gorgeous! And of course, so is your card. :-)

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  23. Everything is better in pink Becca!
    I love your card!
    Fab texture as well ;)
    Happy 4th!

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  24. Great layering and texture! Your step-by-step photos and instructions make it easy for anyone to be as good as you are...yeah, sure!!! Not likely - you are a queen of mixed media. :)

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  25. Another gorgeous shabby card Becca and my favourite colour to boot!! I LOVE the brickwork and the frame is so lovely! Love the fishtail banner you used for the sentiment! Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie for our 'Something to Say' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

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  26. Now this looks like a Becca card! Gorgeous work--love the colors & the stenciling!

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  27. Wonderful card, Becca! You do distress/shabby/grunge so well. Love that pink distressed/stencilled layer. Thanks for playing along with Craft Stamper :)

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  28. Happy you're with us in the TIMI challenge from the Craft Stamper. Gorgeous project!
    xxx Ellie Knol xxx

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  29. What a cheerful card with that bright textured background and the happy floral spray. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  30. Super Shabby ..you are the woman for the Distressed style! GO PINK:)

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  31. Adorable!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    ~DEANNE~
    A Little Bit O' Paper

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  32. Oh wow Becca!!! Seriously love this. That dipped background is a joy. Glad I'm not the only one to have misfired the Picket Fence! Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

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  33. The white splattered ink pads made me grin, because OMG I've done that! I've got to try that dipped background, I never think to re-do it after it dries! The texture and those gorgeous flowers - love this :)

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  34. Wonderful bg you created, Becca - really looks great!!!! Lovely flowers and frame die!!!! Beautiful card!!!

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  35. Awesome! Love your project with all the gorgeous colours, textures and details!
    Thanks for playing with us at Craft Stamper Take It Make It challenge. Hoping to see you with us again in August! ♥

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