Mar 3, 2010

Distress with Elegance

A few posts back, you saw how Renee altered the ‘Clip It Up’ with some Tattered Angels glimmer mist.  ‘Spraying mist’ seems to be very popular these days and it is by far one of my favorite things to do.  You can add mist to the background of something, use a mask to create a design, or just change the color of chipboard or a flower. 

I’ve used glimmer mist on a lot of layouts but today I wanted to try it on a card.  I also decided to blow the dust off my heat gun and try some heat embossing which seems to be swinging its way back around as well.  So glad I kept it!  The first thing I did was gathered my paper and decide which stamps I was going to use.  I just received a new release set from Justrite Stamps and  have been wanting to try it out.  The papers are a gold and bronze tone so I chose gold embossing powder. 


1)  Cut your 5" x 7" base out of Kraft cardstock.  Spray with glimmer mist and let dry.


2)      Stamp your image/sentiment with an embossing ink and add embossing powder.
3)      Remove extra powder and use heat gun to set the image.
4)      Cut and dry emboss a Spellbinders Nestabilities® Die Templates and adhere sentiment using pop dots.


5)      Create the background of your card by sewing color cardstock down first.  Add several layers of coordinating cardstock and top it with a Hambly ‘Old Lace’ Screen Print.
6)      Embellish with trim and pearls and finish it off by placing your sentiment slightly off to the side.


Die Template - Spellbinders™ (Labels Three)
Stamps – Justrite (Decorative Frame Set, Loving Thoughts Set)
Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angles – Coffee)
Embossing Power – (Sparkle n’ Sprinkle)
Cardstock – Papertrey Ink
Pattern Paper – Hambly Studios
Screen Print – Hambly Studios
Trim – Prima Marketing
Pearls – Reflections

Julie Overby


  1. Julie, this card is absolutely fabulous. Thanks for sharing such a great piece of art.

  2. Thanks for sharing this, Julie! Very pretty.

  3. Those glimmer mists are so cool... I haven't bought any, mostly because I know that it would be a small disaster in my craft room. But, I am starting to think that I simply can't live without them! Such an amazing card!!!

  4. Gorgeous card, Julie! Love the distressing.


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