Hello everyone! The challenge this week on Late Night Stampers is to create a distressed project -- wrinkle it and wad it and ink it and smudge it and get it dirty! Now I will be the first to admit, this is not my usual style. I like pretty, I like crisp, I like clean, I like bright and vibrant colors. Distress a project ... that's enough to distress me! But, never one to shy away from a challenge, here is one card that I came up with for this week. Once I got into it, it was a lot of fun. I love this new Stamp Set, Music Expressions, and wanted it to look like an old piece of sheet music that you might find in your grandmother's attic! I stamped the image with Black Stazon ink onto Whisper White cardstock (yes, that's Whisper White under all that distressing!). Using my Aqua Painter and a tiny bit of Chocolate Chip ink, I spread and floated the color onto the violin until I achieved the look and shading I wanted. I colored in the little bird with a Blender Pen and some Baja Breeze ink and then floated Creamy Caramel over the whole thing with an Aqua Painter to make it look old. I roughed up the edges with the Distressing Tool that comes in the Cutter Kit, tore it in a few places, and then sponged on more Chocolate Chip ink on the edges. I mounted this on a layer of Baja Breeze cardstock that also was inked on the edges with Chocolate Chip. This is then mounted on a layer of Parisian Breeze Specialty Designer Series Paper and a Baja Breeze card base.
As you can see, I even distressed the ribbon a bit! This beautiful ribbon from the Valet Ribbon Originals was just a little too bright and soft for a distressed card. I ran the edges lightly over the Chocolate Chip Ink pad and then sponged on a bit more just to give it an aged look. The label is cut from Creamy Caramel cardstock using the new Matchbox Bigz XL die (available April 1st in the Occasions Mini Catalog). It's edges are inked a bit as well. Then, I distressed the inside of the card by inking around the edges and running the Symphony Jumbo Wheel on the bottom. I really love how this card turned out! And it wasn't even too distressing!
I'm taking orders now for the March Big Shot Bonanza Class-on-the-go Kit! It's all about Easter! When you purchase this Class-On-The-Go kit from me, you will receive pre-cut cardstock, DSP and all the ribbon and embellishments to make all four projects -- The Chick and Bunny Cards, One Purse and One Basket. You will supply your own adhesives (SNAIL, Dimensionals, Sticky Strip and Mini Glue Dots), your own inks and stamps. The DSP is from the Tea Party Collection but actual designs and colors may vary with each kit. You will also receive detailed directions with ton's of pictures which will be e-mailed to you (PDF file) along with confirmation when your kit supplies are shipped to you. As an extra bonus, I'm also including a 6x6 Sampler of all of the Tea Party Designer Series Papers (6 double-sided sheets in all)! Those who order the Class-On-The-Go Kit by March 15th will have their kits ship by March 20th. Those who place orders after March 15th can expect their kits to ship within a week of placing the order, in plenty of time for Easter. Cost for the Kit is $25 and may be ordered by clicking on the PayPal Button Below!
Also available now are the Detailed Directions, with pictures, for just the Big Shot Buddy Chick and Bunny Cards. Directions will be e-mailed to you (PDF file) within 24 hours of receiving your payment. Cost for the directions only for the two cards is $8. You may order by clicking on the PayPal Button Below.