Sep 6, 2016

Distress Ink Layers for a Pocket Card

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Today I am honored to be a guest designer for the latest Happy Little Stampers challenge, Distress.  What a wonderful theme, with so many options!  I decided to use Distress Inks to create a grungy, distressed pocket card.  Basically, I dipped my papers into watery Distress Ink for color, then stamped Tim's new doily stamp onto the panels.  I stitched two together to form the pocket.


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I made a tag with part of the stamped paper and stamped this amazing bird postcard to create my focal image.  The heart was leftover from cutting my June Tim's tag window from my Distress Ink stencil plaid.

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I was lucky enough to win this die set from one of Tim's Instagram giveaways.  Here you can see how I curled the edges of my layers so the underneath color shows, I love that!  The flower was handmade with a Sizzix die by Brenda Walton.  I cut twigs into tiny sections and glued to the center.  A little tedious, but cool result.  Thank you to the HLS team for letting me share in the fun with you today!

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29 comments:

Sammy said...

love it! Gorgeous colours and such great attention to detail. x

Mac Mable said...

Congratulations on being guest designer and what a gorgeous grungy distress project. Love the pocket idea, so much to look at, fabulous colours and texture x

Sue said...

Oh I really like this grungy side to you Autumn, those little cut twigs are fabulous! Have a fun week xx

Lisa said...

Absolutely gorgeous my friend!! I love the colors and design!! The details are perfect!! It's grunge-tastic!! :) Congrats on your so-deserved guest design spot!! Have a great evening!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

MaryH said...

Congratulations on your Guest Design spot at HLS. You're in with a good group of folks! Love the rich autumn colors (and of course all the gorgeous layers) on this mixed media card. You've used your fab prize wins to tremendous effect, and I love it all! TFS & Hugs

brenda said...

Another totally delightful creation in such pretty colours Autumn, many thanks for joining us at Penny Black and More challenge.

B x

Maxine D said...

What an amazing project Autumn - lots of layers and stamping, and I love the centre of the flower!
Blessings
Maxine

Marty Fishman said...

Love this! The colors and all of your details...love the bird and what a cool idea to cut twigs for your flower center. Congrats on the guest designer and the Instagram win - woohoo! Love your pocket, too!!

Mimi said...

Lovely dark and moody fall colors! Love your background, and the wonky-stitching! Love it!

wannabcre8tive said...

Your card is gorgeous. I love the fall colors and how you used the twigs in the center of the flower.

Helen Gullett said...

Congratulations, Autumn! Your projects is amazing!

Redanne said...

Congratulations on your GDT spot Autumn! What a wonderful way to showcase 'Distress', your layering is wonderful, I love the bird and crown, the plaid heart and the gorgeous flower! Anne x

crafty-stamper said...

congrats on your GDT and win-fabulous pocket card,great tag,flower and distressing
Carol x

Lynn Price said...

Congratulations on your GD gig!! And such a gorgeous example of distress going on here!! The colors are scrumptious, as are all the little details - love the frilly nature also! WOW! xxx Lynn

Brenda Brown said...

A fantastic make for your guest design spot Autumn, love the pocket card idea xxx

Vintagehandmade said...

Congrats on your GDT spot, Autumn! Your pocket card is super gorgeous with awesome layering, fabulous colors and fantastic details! Love it, my sweet friend! Big hugs! Branka xx

Pawsitively Creative said...

Congrats on your guest spot! Super duper design and those autumnal colors are gorgeously splendid! It is almost that time of the year for us as well. Genius use of the little sticks in the middle of the flower and the stitching of it together. Wowzers idea! Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

Catherine said...

Such a beautiful card, Autumn! I love the pocket design and deep rich colors. Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

Cathie ♥

Inkyfingers said...

What a stunning design Autumn and the cut twigs make a wonderful finishing touch. It was so great to have you design with us at HLS
this time.
Hugs
Carol x

butterfly said...

Guesting here, guesting there - you're a busy bee! Love the warm glow of this - the colours are so vivid, and the idea of an interactive pocket, to pop the elements in and out of, makes me very happy.
Alison x

Teresa Kline said...

hello autumn! super card, I luv all the mixed media elements...awesome! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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Mervi said...

Stunning card Autumn! Beautiful stamping and colours, especially love that flower, it's striking!
Thank you for sharing over at Penny Black and more Challenge, good luck for the draw;-))m

Linda said...

Hi Autumn .... great to have you as a HLS Guest Designer this month. Fabulous project .... I love the little pocket. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge too xx

Melissa L. said...

Hey again, Autumn! If you see a comment by an Ian Lane that was me, Melissa. My son was using my computer for a class and had signed into his google email without me knowing it! :)

Hazel said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for our September challenge at More Mixed Media – hope to see you again soon x

Denise van Deventer said...

Congrats on the GD spot! Love what you created! So pretty and love all the layers! ;-)

Seemaa said...

Hi Autumn!! loved this fabulous pocket card, will definitely try it soon

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Susan Renshaw said...

This is gorgeous! I love the autumnal colours!
Susan
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