Thursday, September 6, 2012

Distress Stain + Embossing = Super Easy Card!

I know this was a short week, but I’ve already got my eyes set on Friday – how about you??  Today’s card was super fun and even better – super easy!

Inspired by:

ABNH - Emboss

A Blog Named Hero – Challenge #11 Who’s the Boss? (Use any form of embossing on card or project)

Stampin’ Sisters in Christ – Challenge #155 (Birthday theme)

Simon Says Stamp – Put a Stamp on it! Challenge (using stamps, no digis)

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This Hero Arts rubber stamp image is a great one to emboss.  It doesn’t matter if you accidentally didn’t get a clear impression, because that’s how wildflowers are anyway, imperfect but beautiful.  I stamped it on watercolor paper using Versamark and embossed with some white Zing! powder. 

Taking Distress Stains in Mustard Seed, Peeled Paint, Tumbled Glass, Faded Jean, and Chipped Sapphire I swiped quickly over the embossed image.  I spritzed some iridescent gold Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist over it, and wow do I wish I could capture that incredible shine here!  I finished it off with a birthday sentiment, both it and the main panel popped up on foam tape.

Thanks for coming by to visit me today.  I hope your day is just like some wildflowers – imperfect…but beautiful!