Smiley from  Happy Thursday!  A few months ago, Beate from Splitcoaststampers asked me to write a tutorial on that “inky thing I do.”  It was published yesterday on Splitcoaststampers and can be found under the Resources section as “Wrinkle-Free Distress.”  I contacted Tim Holtz and asked his permission to recreate the tutorial for SCS, and what he actually called this technique . . . I didn’t want to get it wrong!

Here’s the card I created as my sample for the tutorial.


Instead of letting the tag stand alone, I decided to incorporate it into a card.  Once I had finished the tag, and had the layout for the card, I stamped the flourish images on both the card front and the tag.  I lined the flourishes up, and raised the tag with mounting tape.  Some of the images on the card, i.e., the butterflies and small flourishes are a sneak peek of what’s coming next from Rubbernecker Stamps.

  • Stamps: 427 Butterfly Inchies, 467 Floral Silhouette, 461 Scraps & Scuffs, 436 Flourish and 423 Flourish Inchies from Rubbernecker Stamps
    Paper: Manila Shipping Tag and Prism Herbal Garden Dark and Medium
    Ranger Archival Jet Black, Adirondack Snow Cap Pigment, and Broken China, Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint, Antique Linen, Spiced Marmalade, Black Soot and Faded Jeans Distress
    Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet, Glossy Accents, Mini Mister, Cut-n-Dry Stamp Pad Felt; Venture Foam Tape; May Arts Ribbon; Copic At You Red Spica; DMC Embroidery Floss; Brads; Oval Punch; Candle Lighter
    All product and images from
    Rubbernecker Stamps

I hope you try this technique and have as much fun with it as I do!  Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

I rarely do more than one post in a day, but I decided to stamp a little this morning and do today’s Color Challenge on Splitcoast.  The challenge today is monochromatic stamping.  How could I resist that challenge?  Of course, I’m still playing and if you can’t guess, I’m lovin’ this faux bleach technique!


The image was stamped and embossed, and then background was misted with different combinations of distress pearlized mists.  I even sprayed the background panels with the mists, but it’s a little hard to see in the photo.  It’s really glittery in real life . . . as are my fingers!  I even added a little Pearl Perfect Pearls on the sun to turn it into a moon!

  • Stamps: KK Originals Trees Collection Serene Sunrise SKU:42-06 KK from Rubbernecker Stamp Company
  • Paper: White Shipping Tag; Prism Tawny Medium and Dark
  • Ink: Tsukineko VersaMark; Ranger Scattered Straw, Dried Marigold and Vintage Photo Distress
  • Accessories: Ranger Mini Misters, Pearl and Gold Perfect Pearls, Perfect Medium, Super Fine Detail Clear EP, Inkssentials Blending Tool; Spellbinders Plain and Scalloped Rectangle Nestabilities; Iron; Brads; Ribbon

Don’t forget to check out the Treasure Hunt at Rubbernecker today.  I’m also offering a chance to win some Rubbernecker Gift Certificates in my earlier post today.

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