Distressed Believe

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Today was like a spa day!  I got a haircut this morning, and that always makes me feel perky. Then tonight, Mom, my friend Emily and I had a skin care class with my friend Judy who is a Mary Kay consultant.  We tried the miracle set and the ultra miracle set.  I think I need the ultra miracle, but for now, I'm starting with just a miracle.  Every time I use Mary Kay products, I always wonder why I stopped.  Even without "makeup," my skin looks good.  But spending time with Mom and Emily and getting a facial was a perfect evening. 

I don't like distressed skin, but distressed card stock is another thing!  Sometimes you see a card and just think, "Oh, I have to make that!"  I feel that way about almost everything Janine Tinklenberg and Diana Gibbs create.  I saw a card on splitcoaststampers by "Anette" (who goes by snowmom13 on scs) and knew I was going to recreate it today.  I just called to me.  Of course, it used my favorite colors and I love distressing.

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Anette used stamps and products from other companies, but I wanted to keep it all Stampin' Up!®, so I changed some things – I used the Just Believe stamp set, Crumb Cake buttons, brads and seam binding, and the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder. 

Believe it or not, I don't have the En Français stamp, so I used the retired "French Script."  Every time I buy a background stamp, it retires, so I've been holding off buying En Français.  If it makes it to the new catalog in July, maybe I'll get it then. 

Did you see the crochet trim on the side of the stamped panel?  That was so easy!  I just ran some sticky strip down the back of the panel and then pleated the trim along the sticky strip. 

For the main image, I inked the stamp with Old Olive classic, then removed it from the flowers with a blender pen.  I lightly added water to the flower portions of the stamp, then re-inked it with Baja Breeze and Tempting Turquoise watercolor crayons.  It sounds a lot harder than it is, and because it's distressed, if you mess it up, it's ok!  My favorite kind of stamping!!

Here are all the supplies.  Thanks for stopping in!  Hope you have a great day.

Stamp sets:  French Script (retired), Just Believe, Sincere Salutations
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Early Espresso classic; Baja Breeze stampin' write marker, Watercolor Wonder crayons
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Naturals Ivory, Early Espresso, Baja Breeze card stock
Other:  Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper embossign folder, Victoria crochet trim, stampin' dimensionals, brads – neutrals, Crumb Cake seam binding, sponge, cutter kit, linen thread, mini glue dot, big designer buttons (crumb cake), mat pack, paper piercing tool, sticky strip, blender pen

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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