Happy Friday! Today I created a fun card for Sweet Stamp Shop and also entering a card challenge for Simon Monday Challenge for this week as a new episode for the Fresh Take Friday series. This week’s challenge was titled “D is for Distressing.” Let’s get inky!


I will get into details about the background in a bit, but let’s check out the stamped images first. I took out one element from the Anatomy of Love Stamp Set to create this background images. Isn’t this cool? You can take out any element from a stamp set and elaborate in a different way to create a different look every time. Use it for backgrounds, focal points, or as banner pieces on your card. This is one of a greatest way to get more out of your stamp sets!


Alright, so the background. I used couple of Distress Ink Pads to create this cool water-color blended look for it. It is super easy. Heat embossed the stamped image with a white embossing powder and use Distress Ink Pads to add colors, and spray water on top of that to mix the colors.

Do you see the sequins used in this card? They look a bit different, right? You will need to watch the video tutorial below for that. *wink* *wink*


Another great way to stretch your stamps is to mix and match different sets. I used one of the greetings from the Color Wheel stamp set to finish the card. If one stamp set doesn’t have a greeting you want, reach for another one to complete your project. Maximize stamps to your benefits! We can never have enough stamp sets anyways, right?

I hope you enjoyed the card today. If you want to follow along and get creative with me, watch the video and follow the steps, or, grab a cup of coco (or coffee), sit back, relax, and just enjoy the tutorial! Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a wonderful day!


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  1. I’m a huge fan of bold shapes, so I’m really loving this. The composition is wonderful and I adore the water colors. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing your work with us this week for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. ~Michelle

  2. Fantastic card and I love your use of Distress Inks on such a wonderful project. Thank you for sharing and for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Emma