Mar 02 2008

Bloomin’ Distress

The title sounds bad, but it wasn’t — actually, it was totally FUN to make this card!!! It is a card I made using Bloomin’ Beautiful from the SU Occasions Mini and I had fun distressing it — lots of fun!!! Hence, the name. This is a card we will do at a workshop this week — hope they like it! Here it is:


My inspiration for this card came, obviously, from the sample shown in the Occasions Mini. The image is stamped on watercolor paper (3″ x 4″)with Black Stazon and colored with ink refills and an aquapainter. Then I stamped over it with the Sanded background stamp in Chocolate Chip. The edges were then distressed with the distressing tool on the Cutter Kit — love that little thing!!! And I like to make my corners separate into layers and curl them!!! I then took a piece of black (3.5″ x 4.5″) and stamped French Script (I don’t have the newer En Francais) in Black (hard to see, but I know it’s there – LOL!), used the Spiral Punch on the left edge and crumpled it up really good in my hands, really working it until it was soft and pliable. I then adhered both pieces together, off-kilter as shown, wrappedwith ribbon and mounted to my card. Oh, the card was stampedwith the definition stamp in the set in More Mustand — hard to see. Then the bee is stamped onto Very Vanilla, colored, circle punched and mounted on a nice fat Pot Dot.

Coloring this will take a bit of time for a workshop card, but Ijust really wanted to have them do it — thisis such a pretty and fun set!!!

  • Stamps: Bloomin’ Beautfiul, Sanded, French Script, God’s Blessings (inside sentiment)
  • Paper: So Saffron, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Watercolor
  • Ink: Black Stazon, Chocolate Chip, More Mustard. Various reinkers to watercolor. Signo White Gel Pen for flower centers.
  • Accessories: Aquapainter, Ribbon, Distressing Tool on Cutter Kit, 1 1/4″, 1 3/8″ and Sprial Punches, Mini Glue Dots, Pop Dots.

Thanks much for checking in! I wish you all a wonderful Sunday!

29 responses so far

29 Responses to “Bloomin’ Distress”

  1. Sue B says:

    What a gorgeous card, Sharon. I’ve admired this set and it’s on my “want list”. I love the hydrangea image – so beautiful and you’ve colored it perfectly. Lucky girls in your class!!!

  2. Barb says:

    Beautiful card. I love how you distressed it!

  3. very pretty, Sharon! They will have fun making this!

  4. Kathie says:

    This card is soooo Cool – I love your watercoloring. TFS

  5. Joan Fricker says:

    What a clever card. I love all the details!

  6. Dawn E. says:

    It’s beautiful Sharon! What a wonderful workshop card to do!!

  7. Viv (VivLyn) says:

    Beautiful card! Your ladies should love this. A little more work but the end results are well worth it!!

  8. trudee says:

    Sharon, this took my breath away! WOW!!!!!!!!!

  9. Debra says:

    this is gorgeous! They will love it.

  10. Kim says:

    They will love it, wish I could come! lol

  11. Carla (stargirl) says:

    First of all, this is gorgeous, and the girls will love making it! Second of all, OF COURSE YOU CAN PUT ME ON YOUR BLOG roll! I have four top favorite stampers whose work I love and admire, and you are one of them. Your blog is the ONLY blog I have in my favorites. I admire many, many stampers, but there are these special four, and I hope it doesn’t embarrass you too much to hear that. I always mean to participate in your challenges, but just don’t have the time during the school year, I hope to this summer, though! Anyway, thanks, I’ll probably smile about this for a month!

  12. Silke Ledlow says:

    Super gorgeous!!! Love the distressing and how you used the Sprial Punch – I forgot I have this cool tool too!!!

  13. Rose Ann says:

    This is gorgeous, and so is your coloring!! I love this, Sharon!!

  14. JoAnn says:

    It’s beautiful Sharon and I’m sure everyone will love it. I know I can’t wait to make it. Gorgeous coloring and distressing.

  15. Laura says:

    Beautiful! Love the distressing with Sanded! The card is amazingly simple and did it again!!

  16. StampMom says:

    That is a really great card — the coloring and distressing are awesome!!

  17. Bonnie aka raduse says:

    This looks like you had a blast to make.

  18. Elaine says:

    Fabulous card… I love this! I hope we get this set in the UK eventually.

  19. Jerri Jimenez says:

    Sharon, this is gorgeous! I absolutely love your the entire layout, design, colors, everything about it. Wish I were taking your class!

  20. Angela R. says:

    Gorgeous, I knew I should’ve gotten that set!!! Love all the distressing on this!

  21. Marilyn (mlj-mlj) says:

    Your coloring is just stunning, Sharon! Beautiful card!

  22. Joan Jeffery says:

    Oh Wow, this is gorgeous. I just love that little bee!!!

  23. Dee says:

    The color grabs your attention!!
    I really hadn’t noticed the card
    in the occasions mini…
    but this one catches the eye!!
    Beautiful colors….Nicely Done!!!

  24. Juanita says:

    Splendid! You did a wonderful job with the coloring, TFS.

  25. Gorgeous! This is wonderful! TFS! 🙂

  26. I love this, Sharon! Such a pretty image and the Sanded background looks perfect with the distressing. I suddenly want to stamp!

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