Butterfly Hugs

Hi crafty friends, today I am sharing a fun card I made using distress embossing powders which are so fun to create with. Hope you like it and will give this technique a try.

Using saran wrap I smooshed on distress ink colors speckled egg, antique linen, frayed burlap and and placed distress watercolor paper and let it completely dry. Love the texture it creates.

Using Hickory smoke archival ink I stamped images form different Stampers Anonymous sets. The sets I used were, Ticket Booth CMS337, Bitty Grunge CMS089, Etcetera CMS302 and Ledger Script CMS241. I found the panel a little brighter than i wanted so i smooshed on some picket fence in in random spots to tone it down.

Using the SSS Fading Tiny Dots and distess ink and added them onto random spots on the panel using speckled egg and frayed burlap.

This is my favorite part. I used TH Stampers Anonymous CMS109 Papillon, yes I cut the stamp set. I am pretty bad for that but I do find I get more use out the sets this way. I stamped the butterflies with the embossing ink and covered them with different colors of distress embossing glaze.

I love ink splatters on my cards and never seem to get enough them. For this panel I used walnut stain, picket fence and black soot. After it had dried I ruffed up the edges with my scissors and went over it with the walnut stain crayon giving it a distressed look.

I chose a fun sentiment from the awesome SSS Sassy Insides sentiments by CZ designs. These sentiments are so fun and quirky.

Supplies Used:

  • Stamps: SSS sassy insides, Stampers Anonymous, Ticket Booth CMS337, Bitty Grunge CMS089, Etcetera CMS302, Ledger Script CMS241 and Papillon CMS106
  • Stencil: SSS Fading Tiny Dots
  • Distress Ink : antique line, frayed burlap, speckled egg, and pumice stone
  • Distress Embossing Glaze: salvaged patina, rusty hinge, kitsch flamingo, tattered rose, fossolized amber, weathered wood, crackling campfire, cracked pistachio and broken china
  • Ink: Altenew Obsidian Black Ink,
  • Paint: picket fence, black soot and walnut stain
  • Misc: distress watercolor paper and walnut stain crayon.

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by today. Hope you will subscribe to my blog for future posts. Leave a comment below if you would like to see more step by step Mixed Media projects. See you again soon with another crafty project.


7 thoughts

  1. This is such a gorgeous piece! Thank you for the step-by-step. Saran wrap creates such great effects. It was actually used on my car, when I had flames put on it because the texture is so unique.


  2. Love this background using your saran wrap technique, but I’m not quite sure I understand how it’s done? You just ink the wrap with various colors then place it onto the cardstock & smoosh the color/s around with your hand?


  3. Thanks for responding to clarify. I really do LOVE that saran wrap background technique! I’m definitely going to add that to my repertoire & can see myself using it in the near future.

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