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Hello all, Kia here with you today to share this slimline card I made using Prismacolor Pencils and blending solution.

As I have a bird I use a natural product for blending called Zest It and I also use paper stumps. You can also use Distress Crayons, which can also be layered and are blended with water.

There are other tools available to make the blending easier, such as the Prismacolor Blending Pencils and Tim Holtz empty Alcohol Ink Blending Pen can be filled with the blending solution, i.e. Gamsol.

The stamp I used is from Memory Box called All the Happiness. It is perfect for colouring with those larger flowers.

Above I have almost finished the leaves and am in the middle of my second layer of colour on the flowers. I have used 4 different colours for the flowers and 5 colours for the leaves. All the colours I used can be found here.

For the card I made the slimline base from Neenah cardstock. I then cut a piece of the same card for my top layer.

Using a stencil which I taped off for my stripe, I added Distress Ink in Fired Brick to the stencil. I then applied the Distress Texture Paste over the inked portion, dragging the ink with the paste as it was applied to the card.

Once dried I stamped the sentiment, also from the set, using red ink then added splatters using gold Gansai watercolour. Once dry I added foam tape to the back and attached the panel to my card base.

To finish I added some gold gems and splatters of Midas Touch Shimmering Pen to the flowers, which are styled and attached using foam squares.

I had a lot of fun doing this card and I hope you enjoy it as well. Following are Affiliate links for some of the products that I have used today, at no extra cost to you.

Playing With Distress Crayons

Hi Everyone!

Sorry this post is so late – we were having technical difficulties today and lots of them.

This is Susan and I thought I would play with Distress Crayons today. I have a lot of them but I’ve barely used them so I thought I’d pull them out and bring you along to see how I did. I did make a video but it was so long I really had to edit it. If you have any questions about what I’m doing in the video please ask me, I’ll gladly explain more if needed. Also I sped up through a lot of parts so we could get through it all and I apologize as I forgot to add music to the quiet parts.

Here’s a pic of the 4 cards I made.

(The technical difficulties continue – I will add in the pics as soon as I can)


I’m going to let the video do the talking for me today so let’s dive in. Click youtube to watch.

Here’s a close up of each of the cards.






There are a LOT of Distress Crayons available – you can buy them individually or in bundles which saves you a bit of money. I’ve linked below to the 3 bundles that I used but after playing today I think I may have to invest in some more colors because I had a blast playing with them and I think there’s so much more that I can learn to do with them.

Please, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask and if you have a go with them please share your projects on the Scrap’n Stamp Facebook page with #distresscrayon – I’d love to see them. But most of all just play and have fun.


Happy Stampin’
and thanks so much for visiting!
Stay safe everyone!!
Shopping list:
Below are links to all the goodies I used, just click on the icon to be taken to where you can purchase the product.
If you use my affiliate links when shopping there is no additional cost to you, I want to say thank you and that I appreciate it and you very much. 

Tuesday with Tara {take 247} Grungy Butterflies

Happy Tuesday!  Today I’m sharing a throwback post that features some fun, grungy butterflies that fit our Day 12 theme for our Random Acts of Cardness: Flutterby.  I hope you’ll play along and show us cards with flying things!

Here’s my throwback card from 2016…

Today’s card is inspired by Tim Holtz again, this time a more recent project, the 12 tags of 2016 – March.  I changed things up a little bit as I’d already played around with a background and decided it would look good behind a grungy butterfly frame 🙂

grungy butterfly (2)My background was actually done when I was making this tag with Distress Crayons, and is a similar technique, but I took a tag with gesso and dry embossed it before adding color.  I like the texture you get with the color pooling in the debossed parts of the image.  I used mini butterfly dies (movers & shapers) which shows off more of my grungy cardboard frame, that had multiple inks splattered and rubbed on it.

grungy butterfly (1)

My card background started as an oops… I was using black gesso and dribbled some on the kraft 5×7.  I then decided to just dry brush (aka clean off my brush!) on the card and it turned into a fun looking background perfect for this image!

Have a creative week!

Inky hugs,


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