Strawberry Festival with Therm O Web

Happy Friday, Friends!

Every once in awhile, the Therm O Web team gets the opportunity to work with some of the latest and greatest fabric collections on the market. This month, the team had the chance to play with Jennifer Heynen’s adorable new Strawberry Festival line.

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Jennifer’s fabric collections are always so bright and happy, and Strawberry Festival is no exception. Since strawberry season is upon us here in North Carolina, I thought it was only fitting to go quite literal with my project. So what better time to create a few shabby sweet strawberry bowl fillers than now?

AudreyPettit Thermoweb StrawberrySetThese fun strawberries are so easy to create, even for beginner sewers. And they look as great tucked into a bowl for some quick and easy seasonal home decor as they are functional as a pin cushion in the craft room.

audreypettit thermoweb strawberriesI used a variety of adorable Strawberry Festival prints to create my berries. The stems and toppers are from my own Distress-dyed fabric. And some golden seed beads from 28 Lilac Lane made for the perfect berry seeds, didn’t they? I have a full tutorial up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more.

audreypettit thermoweb strawberries2I had so much fun with my berries, I decided to make mini versions for one of my silly rag dolls. Meet Susie Strawberry.

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Susie and my strawberry prims will be available in my new Summer Shop on Sunday. So mark your calendars, if you are interested, for my grand opening!
Sunday, May 1st
10:00 am EST

There’s lots of fun summery, beachy, nautical, and patriotic primitives and rag dolls for you, including quite a few one-of-a-kinds! Hope to see you then!

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Buttons Galore & More 28 Lilac Lane Blog Hop

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Hello Crafty Friends, and welcome to the Buttons Galore & More 28 Lilac Lane Blog Hop! I am so excited to be joining the hop today, featuring the brand new 28 Lilac Lane collection from my talented friend, May Flaum!

If you are just joining in, and would like to start at the beginning of the hop, please pop over to May’s blog, Craft with May. Otherwise, welcome, and thanks so much for stopping by!  I’ve got a fun shaker tag to share with you today.

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My sweet daughter just recently celebrated her 18th birthday, and I wanted to make something fun and festive to add to her presents. Perfect excuse for a shaker tag, right?

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I really love that adorable elephant, and love this little garden scene for a spring birthday. I chose my daughter’s favorite colors for the palette, water coloring the images with Distress Inks, and picking a patterned paper to match. The background was inked and layered with punched clouds and a grassy border below. And the shaker? Filled with the most perfect 28 Lilac Lane embellishments.

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Love that May’s embellishment kits and bottles come with such a fabulous assortment of goodies, all packed into one container. Adds a ton of fun to mix seed beads with sequins, and throw in a few flat-backed pearls, too. This beautiful combo is from the Minty Fresh Embellishment bottle and the New Leaf Embellishment Kit. All available now at Buttons Galore & More and Ellen Hutson, LLC… and coming soon to

Next stop along the hop is Chari Moss. Here’s the full hop list, in case you get lost.

May Flaum
Ashli Oliver
Audrey Pettit <<< (you are here)<<<
Chari Moss
Emma Williams
Nina-Marie Trapani
Buttons Galore & More

And Buttons Galore & More will be having a give-away at the end of the hop on their blog (link is above) so be sure to hop on over!

Happy Hopping!


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 25 SheetsRanger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532BasicGrey - Adrift Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - TideMy Favorite Things ADORABLE ELEPHANTS Clear Stamps BB28My Favorite Things ADORABLE ELEPHANTS DIe-Namics MFT814Tim Holtz Sizzix Framelits TAG COLLECTION Wafer Thin Die Set 658784Heidi Swapp - MINC Collection - Surfaces - Acetate - 8.5 x 11Fiskars CLOUD LARGE Easy Squeeze Punch 03801*Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad TWISTED CITRON Ranger TIM43294Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PEACOCK FEATHERS Ranger Spring TIM34933Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad MUSTARD SEED Ranger TIM20226Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PUMICE STONE Ranger TIM27140Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad VICTORIAN VELVET Ranger TIM27195Ranger Inkssentials GLOSSY ACCENTS Glue Dimensional Adhesive GAC17042Uni-Ball Pen Signo Gel WHITE Two Pack 1919994Copic Sketch MARKER W3 WARM GRAY GreyRanger Studio Paint ARTIST BRUSHES Brush BRU40842Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT409653M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE Permanent

Taylored Expressions: Cloud Border Die
Trim: Stampin’Up, The Twinery

Sizzix Tutorial- Distress Ink Watercolor Resist

Hello Friends! Happy Monday!

Today I have a card and tutorial to share with you featuring Distress watercoloring with an emboss resist, using some favorite dies and products from Tim Holtz and Sizzix.

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This sweet floral birthday card features the beautiful Flower Garden stamp set by Tim Holtz and Stamper’s Anonymous, along with my new favorite Sizzix die set by Tim Holtz called Stitched Rectangle Thinlits. This set is part of Tim’s new April release with Sizzix, and if you like the look of stitching on your die cuts, you are going to love this set.

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The Stitched Rectangles Thinlits set comes with five stack-able rectangle shapes, and two stitched borders, and is a really fabulous basic shape set that can be used over and over on so many types of projects. Love that you can nestle the dies together to create frames, or use them alone to create small or large focal panels on cards, layouts, mixed media, and more.

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I used the largest Stitched Rectangle for my watercolor resist floral panel here, and then used one of the stitched borders to create some interest along the bottom edge of the card. The flowers have been heat embossed and watercolored using my Distress Inks. I added a stamped birthday sentiment from one of my all time favorite Sizzix clear stamp sets. And finally finished off with some scattered 28 Lilac Lane seed beads for a little extra detail and shine.

I’ve got a tutorial to share with you, so let’s take a closer look.

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Begin by die cutting the largest Stitched Rectangle die from watercolor paper. I used Ranger watercolor paper, with the smooth side facing up. As always when die cutting with Thinlits or Framelits dies, we recommend using the Magnetic Platform and this standard Sizzix die cutting sandwich: Magnetic Platform, Standard Cutting Pad, paper, die (cutting side down), Standard Cutting Pad.

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Here’s a peek at all the dies in this set, along with the watercolor panel with those cool die cut edges. One thing that’s super fun about this set is that the stitched lines are irregular, which give them a great hand-stitched look. And all the detail that you see is die cut all the way through, so you can actually hand stitched thread or twine through the framework, if you so chose.

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The floral panel has two large blossoms in the bottom right corner that are stamped in Versamark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. And since the flowers are overlapped slightly, and leaves are added in afterwards, you’ll need to do some masking. First, stamp the top open blossom in Versamark, and heat emboss with white embossing powder. It doesn’t photograph well, but if you look closely, you can see the first flower already embossed here.

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Create a mask for that flower using masking paper or a post-it note, like I’ve done here. Cover the flower with the mask, and then stamp the second blossom in Versamark ink to the left and slightly lower than the first flower, overlapping them slightly. Remove the mask, cover the ink with white embossing powder, and heat set using an embossing tool.  Repeat the process of creating a mask for the new flower, applying both masks to the embossed flowers, and adding in leaves. Make masks for the leaves, as needed, and heat set each image as you go.

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Once you have all the images added and embossed, watercolor the design, one section at a time, using Distress Inks, a cup of clean clear water, and a wet paintbrush.

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Continue to color the leaves and both flowers, working in small sections at a time. Once finished, I went around each image with grey to create a drop shadow, and finally finished off with a wash of blue on the background.

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Once the image was completely dry, I added a stamped sentiment from the Sizzix Birthday Clear Stamp Set to the top left corner in crisp black ink. If your watercolor panel has warped a bit from the coloring, try holding the panel flat with a bit of low-tack or washi tape before stamping.

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Ink the edges of the panel with an ink blending tool. Cover the flowers back up with the masks you created, and add some splatters of ink to the background.

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Wrap twine around the bottom of the panel, tying into a bow on the right side. Then scatter a few seed beads around the image, securing with small dots of Ranger Multi Medium Matte. I used a mixture of beads from the New Leaf Embellishment Kit from 28 Lilac Lane.

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To create a bit of interest on the bottom of the card, cut a piece of black cardstock the size of your card base. Both of the stitched border dies from the set create the same beautiful hand-stitched look as the rectangles, with stitched piercings along the edges and a cutting line down the center. So I placed the edge of my cardstock up against that center cutting line, holding it in place with a bit of washi tape before running it through my Big Shot.

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Look at that great bottom border! Love that extra little detail! Adhere the black cardstock to the card base. And finally, adhere the watercolor panel to another piece of cardstock before adding the panel to the card base using foam tape for dimension.

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I hope you enjoy! Thanks so much for stopping by. Wishing you all a happy week ahead!


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:
Ranger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Ranger Surfaces BLACK CARDSTOCK ISB42105*Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps FLOWER GARDEN cms215Sizzix Clear Stamps BIRTHDAY 659798RESERVE Tim Holtz Sizzix STITCHED RECTANGLES Thinlits Die 661189Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD Watermark VM-001Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad SCATTERED STRAW Ranger TIM21483Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad WILD HONEY Ranger TIM27201Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad MOWED LAWN Ranger Summer TIM35008Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad TWISTED CITRON Ranger TIM43294Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PUMICE STONE Ranger TIM27140Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad TUMBLED GLASS Ranger TIM27188Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BRUSHED CORDUROY Ranger TIM21421Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad TATTERED ROSE Ranger TIM20240Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad SPUN SUGAR Ranger TIM27164Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad ABANDONED CORAL TIM43188Doodlebug BEETLE BLACK Doodle TwineRanger Embossing Powder SUPER FINE WHITE EPJ36678Sizzix BIG SHOT MACHINE Gray And White 660425Sizzix MAGNETIC PLATFORM FOR WAFER-THIN DIES Accessory 656499Sizzix Big Shot Kick STANDARD CUTTING PADS 1 Pair 655093Ranger 4 Oz. MULTI MEDIUM MATTE Paint Glue INK41535Ranger Studio Paint ARTIST BRUSHES Brush BRU40842Ranger US HEAT IT CRAFT TOOL United States Use HIT00471

28 Lilac Lane: New Leaf Embellishment Kit
Stampin’Up: Cameo Coral Cardstock (retired)

Happy Easter with Therm O Web

Hello Friends! Happy Monday!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I am just returning from a lovely four-day scrapping retreat at the beach with the girls. It was a trip postponed from last October, when a hurricane interrupted our plans. And although that was sad at the time, I sure didn’t mind being off at the beach this weekend. It was even nice enough for several walks along the shore, before turning rainy and cold on Sunday. Regardless, there’s truly nothing like girl time to lift the spirits.

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A couple of gals slipped away before this photo, but here’s the rest of us as we were packing up to leave. That room behind us was our cropping space. We had that entire building all to ourselves, which was rather brilliant on the retreat center’s part, as I hear we can get pretty loud…..😉

Today I have another altered frame home decor project to share. This time, an Easter frame that I made for the Therm O Web blog featuring a fun way to use up those ribbon scraps.

AudreyPettit Thermoweb EasterEggFrameAmong some of my other crafty obsessions, I do have quite a “thing” for ribbon, and am always looking for different ways to use them in my crafting projects. This basic idea, of lining the inside of a negative shape with ribbon strips, is a great way to use up some of that ribbon stash, even some of those small pieces that a few of us like to hoard.

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With Easter quickly approaching, I took this opportunity to create some spring decor. But I love that this idea can be done in any shape or size, for any holiday, season, or occasion you wish. I had a bunch of adorable polka dotted trims from May Arts that I thought would be perfect for my Easter egg, and some vintage ric rac from my grandmother’s collection, too. So bright and happy. Perfect for spring.

AudreyPettit Thermoweb EasterEggFrame3I added a big puffy bow and stamped sentiment strips. Patterned paper from BasicGrey’s Saturday Morning collection. And one of my funky junk thrift store painted frames. Super easy and fun.

I’ve got the full tutorial up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a wonderful day!


The supplies I’ve used are listed and linked below:

Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 25 SheetsBasicGrey SATURDAY MORNING 12 x 12 Paper Collection Pack CSTM5114Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad MOWED LAWN Ranger Summer TIM35008Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Paint - Picket FenceFabric Fuse 5/8

Trim: May Arts, Stampin’Up, Offray, vintage
Stamps: Happy Everything stamp set by My Creative Time
Button: craft supply

Watercolor Birds with Sizzix

Hello Crafty Friends!

Today I have a card to share that I made for the Sizzix blog, featuring some of their fabulous new clear acrylic stamp sets.

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Did you all know that Sizzix has been expanding their line of clear stamps lately? That’s awesome, right? There’s tons of new stamps to choose from, in a wide range of styles and designs from many different Sizzix licensed designers. I never like being in need of a sympathy card, but this week I was. And these new Sizzix stamps were just what I was looking for.

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I always think birds and flowers work well for sympathy cards, and what sweeter little bird could there be than this guy from the Birds & Phrases stamp set by Lynda Kanase?

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I found the most beautiful script sentiment in this new set by Jen Long called Hanging Sign w/ Phrases. As the name implies, this set includes a hanging signpost, and a great mix of interchangeable sentiments that perfectly fit within the sign frame. They also work great on their own, like I have done here.

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I created a simple watercolor panel for my card, paired with a fun Distress background, for a really quick and easy card design. Emphasis on being postal-friendly.

I have a tutorial for this card up on the Sizzix blog, if you’d like to learn more.

Thanks for stopping by! Wishing you all a wonderful day!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Ranger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Ranger Surfaces BLACK CARDSTOCK ISB42105Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 25 SheetsBasicGrey SATURDAY MORNING 12 x 12 Paper Collection Pack CSTM5114Sizzix Interchangeable Clear Stamps HANGING SIGN WITH PHRASES 660641Sizzix - Clear Acrylic Stamps - Birds and PhrasesBasicGrey HILLSIDE Chipboard Shapes HIL5094Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad MOWED LAWN Ranger Summer TIM35008Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PEACOCK FEATHERS Ranger Spring TIM34933Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BRUSHED CORDUROY Ranger TIM21421Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad ANTIQUE LINEN Ranger TIM19497Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad SALTY OCEAN Ranger Summer TIM35015Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad TUMBLED GLASS Ranger TIM27188Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad WILD HONEY Ranger TIM27201Ranger Studio Paint ARTIST BRUSHES Brush BRU40842Tim Holtz DISTRESS SPRAYER Ranger 4 Ounces TDA47414

So Lucky with Ranger Ink

Hello Friends!

I am so excited to be guest designing today on the Ranger Ink blog. And just in time for St. Patty’s Day, I have got a fun home decor project to share.

So Lucky Altered Frame by Audrey Pettit | www.rangerink.com

Since this week is St. Patrick’s Day, the good folks at Ranger asked if I would work with one of Tim Holtz’s newest Distress colors, Lucky Clover. And of course I was all about that, because you all know  how much I love me some holiday decor.

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This long and skinny desk frame is a perfect addition to my front entryway table, and only cost me a dollar or two at my local junk shop. So love projects like that.

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I pulled out lots of my favorite colors of Distress to create a fun St. Patty’s Day garden scene for the frame, including Cracked Pistachio, Twisted Citron, and of course, Lucky Clover. And popped them with nice crisp black for good contrast.

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I gave the background the look of depth by layering several Tim Holtz stencils, and created a collage style print on the shamrock leaves with a variety of stencils and stamps. The stems are hand-stitched, and the leaves? They are made with Tim’s Alterations Heartfelt die. Great way to stretch the use of a basic supply you may already have on hand.

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The sentiment was created with a mixture of Alterations dies, including some alphas and some script. I die cut the word lucky three times and stacked them together to build up the dimension. Perfect when you need a little extra attention.😀

I’ve got the full step-by-step tutorial up on the Ranger blog, if you’d like to learn more.

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you all have a wonderful day!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Ranger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Ranger Surfaces BLACK CARDSTOCK ISB42105*Tim Holtz Sizzix Die HEARTFELT Bigz 660233Tim Holtz Sizzix ALPHANUMERIC Thinlits Die 660056Tim Holtz Sizzix HANDWRITTEN CELEBRATE Thinlits Die 660215Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps HABERDASHERY CMS105Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps REFLECTIONS CMS111Tim Holtz Layering Stencil LATTICEWORK THS019Tim Holtz Layering Stencil MEASURED THS012Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad LUCKY CLOVER Ranger TIM43249Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad TWISTED CITRON Ranger TIM43294Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad CRACKED PISTACHIO TIM43218Tim Holtz Distress Paint PICKET FENCE Ranger TDD36425Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT40965Tim Holtz DISTRESS SPRAYER Ranger 4 Ounces TDA47414

Sizzix Love You Framelits w/ Stamps

Sizzix Tutorial- Just Because with Tim Holtz

Hello Friends and welcome!

Today I have another CHA project to share with you that I made for Tim Holtz and the Sizzix Alterations booth, featuring lots of fabulous Tim Holtz dies and products, both new and old.

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This shabby floral card features Tim’s new Stitched Ovals Thinlits die set, which has quickly become a top favorite of mine. The center oval and the scalloped border both come from this new set. And I filled in the frame with an older Tim Holtz classic die set, Tiny Tattered Forals, for a sweet and girly card design.

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This card also features lots of metallic accents, including Distress Glitter Dust, Distress Metallic Cardstock, and the new Gilded Accents Remnant Rubs. And there’s even some of the new Substrate Sheets paper on the border and background. Love the contrast of the grungy Distress inking mixed with the elegant touches of sparkle and shine. And the dimension on those spiral flowers just makes this ol’ gal happy, too.

I’ve got a quick Sizzix tutorial to go along with today’s card. So let’s take a closer look.

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Here’s a peek at the Stitched Ovals Thinlits die set and some of the paper that I used. The card is a 5″ square finished, and the metallic cardstock is the third layer. So to begin, I cut a 4.5″ square from gold metallic cardstock and centered the mid-sized stitched oval on the paper.

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For die cutting with wafer thin dies, we recommend using the Magnetic Platform and this standard die cutting sandwich for Framelits and Thinlits dies: Magnetic Platform, Standard Cutting Pad, paper, die (cutting side down), Standard Cutting Pad.

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Remove the center oval and set it aside for another project. Then cut the oval die one more time from Ranger Watercolor Paper.

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I like to sand my paper to create a softer, shabbier finish on the metallic cardstock. Using a sanding block, sand in one direction, moving up and down only. Then turn the paper 90 degrees and repeat the process. You’ll end up with a distressed, almost linen-like texture on the metallic cardstock.

Then randomly apply numbers from the new Gilded Accents Remnant Rubs to the entire frame.

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Working on a non-stick craft sheet, dab Antique Linen and Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink onto the sheet. Spritz the ink liberally with a Distress Sprayer, and then press the smooth side of the watercolor die cut down into the ink mixture. Allow the paper to dry, or speed up the process with a heat tool. You can repeat this step if you want to add any additional color.

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To create some interest on the background, I added some script text stamped in Tattered Rose Distress Ink.

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Since the Tiny Tattered Florals Thinlits set doesn’t include any stems, I stamped one onto the bottom of the oval die cut using Brushed Corduroy ink. I wanted to add two flowers to my finished design, so here you see me wiping away the ink from one of the leaves before I stamped. Now the branch of that leaf looks like a stem for my second flower.

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Then I watercolored the stem and leaf using more ink smooshed onto my craft mat mixed with water.

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For one last bit of detail on my background before beginning to assemble the card, I added Distress Glitter Dust to the edges of my die cut. And of course I like things shabby and distressed, so I apply my glitter by dipping an old paintbrush into Multi Medium Matte, and painting random areas around the edge of the oval with the adhesive before pouring on the glitter.

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Here you can see a close up detail of that touch of Distress Glitter Dust, and the amazing shine from the Gilded Remnant Rubs applied to the sanded cardstock.  The flowers were created in the same way as I made the background oval, by swiping watercolor cardstock through a mixture of Distress Ink, and then die cutting two of the spiral flowers from the Tiny Tattered Florals Thinlits die set. I mopped up the remaining ink with some Idea-ology crinkle ribbon to create a matching trim for the bottom of the card.

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The base of the card is made from the new Substrate Sheets paper, and the scalloped border below the ribbon is, too. I added a layer of sanded Distress Cardstock, and finished off with a sentiment made from Chit Chat stickers.

Thank you so much for stopping by, Friends! Wishing you all a wonderful day!


The supplies I’ve used are listed and linked below:

Ranger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Tim Holtz Core'dinations KRAFT CORE METALLIC 12 x 12 Paper Stack GX196001Tim Holtz Core'dinations DISTRESS ColorCore 12 x 12 Cardstock GX190000RESERVE Tim Holtz Idea-ology SUBSTRATE SHEETS Paperie TH93291RESERVE Tim Holtz Sizzix STITCHED OVALS Thinlits Die 661188Tim Holtz Sizzix TINY TATTERED FLORALS Thinlits Die 660227Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps FLOWER GARDEN cms215Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps REFLECTIONS CMS111Tim Holtz Idea-ology GILDED ACCENTS REMNANT RUBS Findings TH93287Tim Holtz Idea-ology 1088 CHITCHAT STICKERS TH92998Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BRUSHED CORDUROY Ranger TIM21421Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad ANTIQUE LINEN Ranger TIM19497Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad ABANDONED CORAL TIM43188Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad TATTERED ROSE Ranger TIM20240Tim Holtz Distress Glitter Dust VINTAGE PLATINUM TDR49753Tim Holtz Idea-ology CRINKLE RIBBON TH93020Ranger Studio Paint ARTIST BRUSHES Brush BRU40842Sizzix BIG SHOT MACHINE Gray And White 660425Sizzix MAGNETIC PLATFORM FOR WAFER-THIN DIES Accessory 656499Sizzix Big Shot Kick STANDARD CUTTING PADS 1 Pair 655093Tim Holtz DISTRESS SPRAYER Ranger 4 Ounces TDA47414Ranger 4 Oz. MULTI MEDIUM MATTE Paint Glue INK41535Tim Holtz Idea-ology SANDING GRIP Block Tool Sand TH92482Ranger Inkssentials Non Stick CRAFT SHEET 15 X 18 Reusable NSC20677