Distressed Floral Card

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by Robin Beam, A.C. Moore

Distressed Floral Card

Create this colorful and brightly "distressed" card with Darice® Embossing Folders! Ranger's Tim Holtz Distress Ink and watercolor paper work so well together to create the perfect background for these embossed flowers.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    "Scribble" markers (3-4 colors of Distress used) onto Craft Sheet. Mist with water to create "beads" of ink. Tap watercolor paper onto ink to create splotches and spots of ink. Dry with embossing tool. Re-apply paper to ink until desired look is achieved. Dry paper completely with heat tool.
  • 2
    Trim paper to size of Embossing Folder. Run through embossing machine.
  • 3
    Remove embossed paper from folder; place paper on flat surface and lightly sand embossed (raised) portions of design to reveal the white paper. Tip: Keep sand paper flat so the raised sections and not the inked non-embossed areas are sanded to review the white.
  • 4
    For "Thinking of You", open up embossing folder. Lightly pat side of the embossing folder that is "debossed" (not raised), inking the flat surface of the folder, avoiding ink in the debossed areas.) Carefully place smooth, white cardstock into folder. Run through embossing machine. The ink will be on the paper surrounding the embossed word! Let ink air dry or use heat tool to speed drying time. Trim and layer onto color cardstock (Fuchsia used in sample).
  • 5
    Using Adhesive Runner, place Flower Embossed paper on card; place layered sentiment beneath.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Supplies

  • Darice® Embossing Essentials™ Embossing Folder Flower Frenzy 104729406
  • Darice® Embossing Essentials™ Embossing Folder Border Phrases 104729417
  • Provo Craft Cuttlebug® Manual Die Cutter and Embosser Machine 104073379
  • Strathmore™ Series 400 Watercolor Paper Pad 140 lb. 9 inch x 12 inch 104134459
  • Ranger Tim Holtz® Distress™ Marker Antique Linen 104726169
  • Ranger Tim Holtz® Distress™ Marker Wild Honey 104726203
  • Ranger Tim Holtz® Distress™ Marker Spiced Marmalade 104726195
  • Ranger Tim Holtz® Distress™ Marker Spun Sugar 104726197
  • Ranger Tim Holtz® Distress™ Marker Broken China 104726175
  • Ranger Inkssentials™ Empty Mister Bottle 2 oz. 104734640
  • Ranger Inkssentials™ Non-Stick Craft Sheet™ 15 inch x 18 inch 104100486
  • Nicole™ Crafts Embossing/Craft Heat Tool 104090758
  • Advantus® Tim Holtz® Idea-ology® Sanding Grip 104546076
  • Crafter's Companion Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock for Alcohol Markers 104734068
  • Clearsnap® ColorBox® Pigment Ink Stamp Pad Sky Blue 104088568
  • 3L™ Scrapbook Adhesives® E-Z Runner 33 ft 100392377
  • Black and Fuchsia Cardstock
  • Paper Trimmer