H2H Distressing Challenge

Every Monday, brings a new challenge at Heart 2 Heart Challenges.  This week is to create a project using distressing.  You can use any type of distressing, just be sure and mention which type you used.

I used a couple of favorites in my card design, both of which will no longer be available to purchase after May 31.  The sunflower, leaves and saying came from the May Stamp of the Month-Friendship Bouquet.

 The yellow dotted paper is from the Dotty For You Paper Packet-

My card is based on the sketch this week at Unscripted Sketches-

All supplies by Close To My Heart-
S1205 Friendship Bouquet
CC1017 Dotty For You
1388 Colonial White Cardstock
X5642 Cocoa Cardstock
Z2114 Cocoa Ink
Z2103 Bamboo Ink
Z2362 Honey Marker
Z2351 Sunkiss Yellow Marker
Z2352 Sunny Yellow Marker
Z2320 Garden Green Marker
Z2337 Olive Marker
3174 Blending Pen
Z1387 Wood Buttons
Z1701 Neutral Twine 
Generic Embroidery Thread
Z1297 Edge Distresser 
Z1380 Spray Pens
Z679 Liquid Glass

I used many forms of distressing on my card.  I used the edge distressing tool on the dotty paper and my colonial white square.  I distressed the edges of the paper with coca ink as well.  For the colonial white square I spritzed with water, crumpled and then distressed with more cocoa ink.  I even distressed my baker's twine by adding Bamboo ink to take away the whiteness.

I have entered this card in the following challenges:

Card Makin' Mamas -May Flowers 
Creative Craft Challenges - Distressing
One Stitch At A Time  - Anything Goes
Sassy Studio Designs  - Use 3 of something
Secret Crafter -In the Garden
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Build up your card
The Hybrid Chick Card Caravan - Flowers
The Pink Elephant-Buttons Galore

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Your work is always so beautiful! I absolutely love this card. Every. Single. Thing.

  2. I love that gorgeous sunflower and your stitched details thanks for playing along at creative craft challenges this week hugs Judith x

  3. Beautiful bloom ... love how you used the buttons ... so glad you joined us at Unscripted Sketches.

  4. Great card! love every detail. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Unscripted Sketches.

  5. Beautiful! I Love this sunflower stamp set

  6. This is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Unscripted Sketches.

  7. just beautiful, thank you for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
    Hugs Kate xx

  8. Gorgeous!! Thanks for playing at Unscripted Sketches!

  9. Love sunflowers and love that card! Thanks for playing along at Unscripted Sketches!!

  10. Stunning card! Love the attention that you pay to all the small detals - like inking the Baker's twine - so clever! Is that real stitching? If so, wow! If not, then you did a fabulous job of making it look real! Thanks for choosing to play along with us this week at Unscripted Sketches :)

  11. Beautiful interpretation of our In The Garden
    theme , thanks for joining us at Secret crafter Saturday challenge and good luck!


  12. What a cheerful card! So happy you joined in on the fun challenge at Stampin' Sisters in Christ. Love the layers and dimension of your card. We appreciate your participation so much! Diane Noble (SSIC DT)

  13. Gorgeous card!
    Thanks for playing with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x

  14. Oh my gosh! that coloring is fabulous. Not to mention the entire card is fabulous too! Thanks for joining us at Unscripted Sketches this week! :)

  15. So pretty Allisa! Love the buttons and twine along the bottom - a perfect finishing touch!

  16. This is so pretty Allisa - love that image! Your card is gorgeous and perfect for this challenge...thank you for joining us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ this week - we appreciate your support! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda SSIC Design Team

  17. Very pretty! Thanks for joining us at The Hybrid Chick for our latest Card Caravan

  18. Gorgeous card and your image is fabulous with great colouring :)

    Many thanks for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge over at OSAAT & hope to see you back again soon.

    Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

  19. This card is gorgeous, Alissa!! Thanks for playing along with us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ!! :)


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