For the love of distressing!

Today I will be putting together a card from scratch focusing mainly on distress inks.. This is a tutorial I did for Pretty Paper Studio.. so I thought I’d also share it here for my blog reader..


I cut out some card stocks.. for the purpose of layering.

I decided to distress this yellow card stock with Rusty Hinge to match the shades of the other two brown cardstocks am using for this card..

Distress the edges of the cardstocks with a distressing tool.. In this case I used the rough part of my exacto knife.. You can also use a sand paper.

I tried the masking technique here. For this you need a white cardstock and different shades of distress inks

You also need either a masking tape, a sticky post or a simple card stock from your scraps, just like I did.. I cut a wavy shape on a scrap paper, free hand. and went ahead inking through the edges of it using my blending tool

I also tried the same technique with just one color too and this is how it turned out..

STEP 5: Heat embossing with a white embossing powder

Am just loving this new stamp set I got from PPS!! How pretty is that!!

Die cut a flower and leaves and clear emboss the flowers using any patterned stamp

This is how it will look once you have heat embossed the pattern..

Ink the flower with distress ink colors, this technique is called Emboss Resist.

I colored up the leaves by simply dabbing them onto the distress ink pad

STEP 10: Put them all together

Hope you guys like it!

Until next time..



Products used:
Disress inks
Hero Arts Leafy Vines Stamp Set
Zing Embossing Powder Clear
Zing Embossing Powder Opaque: White
Inkessential Non-stick Craft Sheet
Ranger Heat It Craft Tool
Ranger Inkessentials Ink Blending Tool Handle
Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm Ribbon Value Pack
Silhouette Cameo Die-Cutting Machine

Share this article!


  1. Omg!..This is gorgeous Shruti!..You have used this leafy vine so fabulously..And the burst of colors in the background is simply stunning..I LOVE this..You are so tempting Me to buy this stamp! 😀

  2. This is just gorgeous !!loved the amount of work you have put into it and it all blends so beautifully!!

  3. Too Good Shruti! Awesome colours! I must try out this technique 🙂

  4. beautiful card,tempted me so much that i bought a swirl rubber stamp today after seeing yours,but not as good as yours,mine is a simple one

  5. Shruti.. love these cards dear… awesome

  6. What a stunner! loved the entire process! such a pretty outcome. way to go!

Speak Your Mind