Distressed….. So Very Grateful for You

Tonight I was able to use some materials that were new to me. When one of my local craft stores closed (sniffle here), I got some great deals on stamps. I had no idea how I was going to use them, but I knew I would find a way. One of those stamp sets was Tim Holtz' Haberdashery from Stampers Anonymous. Well, to make a long story short, Simon Says Stamp's Monday Challenge is D is for Distress and that was just the inspiration I needed to use this stamp set.  When I think distress, I think Tim Holtz.

I started out using Strathmore 140lb mixed media paper for the main image.  I stamped the dress form stamp in VersaMark and heat embossed it with Zing! Chestnut embossing powder.  I created a mask using the same stamp on a post it note and covered the dress form.  I then stamped the script stamp from Tim Holtz' Papillon stamp set over the card front.  I heat embossed that with Ranger's Super Fine Detail embossing powder in clear.  I created the sentiment using the Simon Says Stamp set Beautiful Words and Vintage Sepia VersaFine ink and cut it into a banner.

Now here is where the real fun starts….. using my ink blending tools, I colored the background with Victorian Velvet, Antique Linen and Iced Spruce distress inks.  I distressed the edges after cutting the image down to 4 x 5.25.  I wrapped some twine I picked up from my local art supply store around the card front and tied a little bow. I popped up the sentiment banner (that I also colored with Antique Linen distress ink) over the twine. I popped up the entire card front over a mat of Stampin Up Chocolate Chip card stock and adhered it to a card made from Neenah 110lb. Solar White paper.

I am happy with this card and had a fun time with the Haberdashery set.  I am also entering it into the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge D is for Distress.

Below are the products that I used that I could find in Simon Says Stamp.  Please let me know if you have any questions and I will be happy to answer them.  Thank you for stoping by my blog!


  1. Theresa, this is a lovely project! The composition is wonderful and I adore the soft colors. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing your work with us this week for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. ~Michelle

  2. This is such a beautiful card, Theresa! I absolutely love the soft, distressed feel that you've created and the colours are gorgeous. Thank you for sharing and for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Emma x

  3. Beautiful card! Congratulations on being selected by SSS!


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