Welcome to ScrapnStamp.ca Distress to Impress Blog Hop where seven designers  are using Tim Holtz Distress Crayons in their own unique way.

Distress Crayons are new to me, although I do have an assortment of pigment sticks.  When I initially looked at the package Scrap n Stamp supplied I envisioned fall leaves and I went with it.

I sprayed Arches Watercolour cold press paper and scribbled various colours onto the paper. I moved the pigment around with a brush,  allowing the water to evaporate. I set the colour with heat and carried  reapplying in the same fashion on until I was happy with the fall like colours before me – making sure to heat set. I then stamped  oak, maple and another  leaf I wasn’t sure of in a stamp off fashion with Ranger Archival leaf green ink selectively.


Once the ink was dry , the images were  cut with the co ordinating dies. I  punched a hole just below the stem, inserted jute twine and copper thread , just enough to secure them together safely.

With a white card base I laid a kraft mat.

Now onto the focal point. Burlap paper was cut to size and attached to a yellow ochre card  strip.

Lawn Fawn plaid paper strip was applied this.  Delicate lace  was attached to the bottom of the plaid strip.

Once complete the strip yellow ochre strip was  applied to the top white card stock layer.   Lawn Fawn”s Happy Thanksgiving  was stamped in Archival Jet Black onto a white strip, just wide and long enough to frame the stamp text. This layer was adhered to a  narrow yellow ochre layer and then onto a  strip that co ordinated with Lawn Fawn  plaid  strip.

I then punched two acorns making sure to use  copper embossing powder to one of the acorn caps,  then adhering the caps to the acorn bottom pieces.  A  small hole was punched  into the caps and attached the leaves using the same length of jute.  sns-nov-14_2

I attached a piece of kraft card stock to the  right hand size of the top fold landscape card. Adhering the finished panel. Two foam squares were applied to the back of the oak leaf and the leaf bundle was attached onto kraft strip.

I hope you like my finished project.

Next stop along the hop is Nancy


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Gilda (McStamper)

What a beautiful card. Love the design with the beautiful leaves and the burlap. Thanks for your inspiration.

Christina Boychuk

I really like the colors on the leaves! Neat to think the distress crayons can do that.


I love the colour combinations you used with your leaves. Beautiful card for this time of year.


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