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Mar 5, 2022

Botanical Notes with Some Distressing

Hello and welcome! It's time already for a new theme at Allsorts challenge. Pauline is hosting this week and she would like to see "Distressing or Anything Goes". Hope you will join in, remember you may enter up to 3 times with a different creation for more chances to win. This week our prize was kindly donated by Stamp Addicts, a £15 store voucher. And there will be a second prize of a beautiful Tattered Lace die.

 And here is what I made:

The stamp - Botanical Notes -  is one of my Favorites from Penny Black. This time I only used a portion of it as it also includes a butterfly and some script which you can see a little bit of. 

I created the inky background with Tea Dye Distress ink applied to my craft mat and spritzed with some water, then "smooshed" my Bristol Vellum paper onto the ink. While I was waiting for this to dry, I stamped the image on a separate piece of Bristol Vellum and colored the flowers using Victorian Velvet and Aged Mahogany Distress inks, then fussy cut.

After my Tea Dye inked background was dry, I stamped the floral image onto the background and colored the leaves with Peeled Paint distress ink.  There are only 2 flowers on the stamp, so it's been partially stamped again on the bottom right corner and a third flower was also fussy cut. Before adhering my fussy cut flowers, I used an old Hero Arts music note stamp (similar option) on the background stamped with Tea Dye Distress ink. 

The sentiment from the PB set Blooming Sentiments has been stamped on a strip of white card stock then I tied some May Arts jute twine around.

After the flowers, I decided it needed something else white on the card, so I added some flourishes die cuts made with an old Whimsy Stamps die (this Tim Holtz die set would be a good alternative option). Before adhering the card front to the base I used scissors to distress the edges then ran the tea dye ink pad along the edges.

You can find some of the products/options I used here:

And inks:

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  1. That’s just GORGEOUS Ellie. A really lovely card. Xxx

  2. gorgeous stamp and card Ellie
    Gr Karin

  3. Fabulous colouring. I love this stmp you have used here. Hugs Mrs A.

  4. Ellibelle, this card is so lovely and beautiful. The coloring is fabulous!

  5. Love the stamp and your colouring and arrangement is just wonderful.

  6. What a beautiful card! I love the die cut scroll inserted.

  7. You always showcase this PB stamp stamp so beautifully Ellie, this is really lovely.

    B x

  8. Love the depth, and gorgeous colours and colouring on this beautiful, elegant card Ellie
    Stay safe

  9. This is really beautiful Ellie - the PB stamp is gorgeous, and the way you ahve coloured it and done your background are really lovely.
    Pauline xx

  10. Beautiful distressed details and lovely muted colours for this feminine card.

  11. Stunning card with a vintage feeling, so lovely;-))m

  12. Gorgeous vintage card. Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky. Pat K xx

  13. Really attractive and clever. Most of all just the thought of Spring is food for the soul. #MMBC

  14. Another beautiful card! I love how that white swirl really pops and draws your eye around the card and all it's details.

  15. Wow!! Your card is stunning, Ellie! The muted tones with the distressing all work so wonderfully well together!

    Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon this week!

    Small Bits of Paper

  16. Love this! Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    You can join as well in my mixed media group with this entry.
    Ine DT Member

  17. Stunning! What a great card! Love the vintage and distressed look. Thanks for explaining your process. That flourish really stands out and is a perfect addition. And I have to say, that is a perfect bow! So happy you played along with Krafty Chicks Challenge this week.
    Diane - DT

  18. Beautiful bouquet of flowers Ellie! Thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black Saturday Challenge. ♥ Sue Kment

  19. This is so beautiful. Nice work. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for

  20. As always, beautiful cards this week Ellibelle - congrats - I featured this one at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy this week! :-)

  21. You have done some amazing work with the inks on this card! I love everything about it! Thanks for sharing with us at the Classic Design Challenge Blog. Pam, DT

  22. Beautiful - the distressing sets it off perfectly.

    Thanks for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.

    Helen x

  23. This is beautiful Ellie - love the vintage feel!
    Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x


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