Friday, June 19, 2009

Wrinkle Free Distress

I always like trying new techniques. Sherry Cheever posted a tutorial on splitcoast a few weeks ago for wrinkle free distress backgrounds. Don't be fooled, this took me at least five tries to get something halfway decent. :)
  The minute I saw the Clear Dollar Stamp set I was attracted to the silhouette images and thought they would make a nice match with this technique. 
  For the primary panel with the stamped image I used Broken China, Mustard Seed, Peeled Paint. I used aluminum foil first, but then wax paper seemed to work better instead. I think I'll invest in the Ranger non stick craft sheet soon. Watching Sherry's tutorial is the best way to learn, but basically you swipe the pads across a non stick surface, spritz them with water until the ink beads up, then press your paper down on the ink, dry it with a heat gun or craft iron, then blot the paper again until you like your results. For the back panel I used Broken China, Antique Linen and Peeled Paint. Thanks for looking. 
Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps Pretty Perches, For Our Lord
Paper: PTI Spring Moss, SU Old Olive, black, Neenah solar white
Ink: Ranger distress inks Broken China, Mustard Seed, Peeled Paint, Antique Linen, SU black craft ink
Other: wax paper, spritzer, Martha Stewart edge punch, ribbon from Mike's

10 comments:

kat9 said...

Great card Peggysue.
I love the boarder punch on the side.

IamDerby said...

What a gorgeous card Peggy Sue!!! Love it!

Joanne (jojot) said...

loving those silhouetted images.....and your technique is fabulous.....take a bow, gf

BethH said...

Cute, Cute!!!!!! Beautiful card, PS!

Gina said...

Love your colors! I am crazy about that stamp set too, but don't have it, yet.

Stephanie said...

so beautiful, Peggy Sue! The MS punch is the perfect touch :)

Christi said...

Wow, this is absolutely gorgeous, Peggysue! That technique goes beautifully with the stamp set. You did a fabulous job!

Diane said...

You are so brave to try these new techniques! You did a wonderful job on this one!!! I know, I NEED to check out Clear Dollar Stamps!!!

BethieJ said...

Peggysue this card is LOVELY!!! you did a GREAT job!!!
Have a WONDERFUL weekend!!!

Belinda said...

Fun technique for a gorgeous card!