Hi readers! TGIF! Please join me in welcoming back the fabulous Richele Christensen back to our blog as a guest designer! She’s made a perfectly lovely friend card using some fabulous Tim Holtz and Ranger products! Read on for the full tutorial!
Hello friends! Hope you’re having a crafty day!
Today is all about punches and a fun background technique with the new Distress Micro Glaze. The card has a soft watercolor feel made with Layering Stencil and Distress Inks. I hope you are loving the new Distress Colors as much as I am…like Abandoned Coral, Twisted Citron, love this color combination. What is your favorite color of NEW Distress Ink?
Have you seen the new Tim Holtz Alteration Paper Punches? They’re awesome!
Punches have always been a favorite of mine, they are easy to use and you can punch several items quickly. The new Tim Holtz Alterations Paper Punches have been designed with lots of features for easy storage and great functionality.
• Lockable latch for stackable storage and they’re indexed on the end for quick identification.
• Ergonomic comfort-grip design that won’t pinch your hand.
• Stacks on the end for easy storage in a drawer.
1. Place Wallflower Layering Stencil over Watercolor Cardstock and trace the flowers with Distress Markers.
2. Smooth out the flowers with a Detail Waterbrush.
3. Spray flowers with water, blot off excess with a paper towel and dry with a heat tool. Don’t worry if it blends out.
4. Apply a thin layer of Distress Glaze using a Mini Ink Blending Tool with foam. You only need a little. Distress Micro Glaze is used to create a waterproof/smudge proof finish and is ideal for sealing Distress Inks, markers and more.
5. Apply Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink to your Craft Sheet and spray with water.
6. Swipe card through ink and dry with a heat tool. Drying between the layer will help the colors not get muddy.
7. Apply Fossilized Amber Distress Ink to your Craft Sheet and spray with water.
8. Swipe card through ink and dry with a heat tool.
9. Apply Abandon Coral and Fossilized Amber Distress Ink directly to your Craft Sheet and spray with water.
10. Swipe Watercolor Cardstock through the ink. Repeat as desired.
11. Punch butterflies out.
12. Bend the butterfly wings back to reveal the body and ink with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink on an Ink Blending Tool. Ink the edges of the butterflies as well.
14. Add stitching if desired to the edge of the background and the message banner and assemble your card.
I can’t wait to make more cards with these Paper Punches!
Thanks so much for stopping in today!
Thanks for reading and thanks to Richele for being our guest!
Blog Candy Alert!! Follow our blog via email and comment on this post for a chance to win a special blog candy!
Congrats! Blog Candy Winner!
From: Sunset Blending + Video: Melissa Friedrich!
Please email Samantha (Samantha@SimonSaysStamp.com) with your mailing address and the name of the blog you won from to claim your prize!