Hello Friends! It’s another exciting day today…want to know why? We have a new Distress Color to welcome to the Distress Family! Let’s Welcome Saltwater Taffy!!!! This is a GORGEOUS shade of pink with a slight tint of Salmon that can also go slightly peachy depending of what type of paper you use.
Just like those old fashion saltwater taffy candies that were fun to eat as a kid. I live in Ohio and as kids, we always made a yearly summer trip to Cedar Point Amusement Park. They always had Saltwater Taffy for sale and it was one of the things our family would bring home as a souvenir.
It’s simply delicious, and the perfect addition to the Distress line! Here’s a link to the Youtube LIVE that Tim hosted today to celebrate its release. As always, you’re not going to want to miss it, so hop over and check out the replay by clicking HERE.
I really enjoyed playing around with this color. It has me looking forward to both spring and summer!
Today I’m sharing a set of small cards I made using a couple of the Sizzix 3D Texture Fades. I just LOVE making small cards. They’re perfect for giving a set as a gift or attaching them to a gift bag or small package. The Mini 3D Rose and new Damask 3D Texture Fade were perfect for them! The background was created by mono printing using the folders, then on the rose cards, the embossed areas were watercolored using distress ink and oxide.
As always, as soon as the package arrived at my home, I tore into it and ran upstairs to my studio and began creating backgrounds using various distress papers, stamp sets, and texture fades. It’s fun to play around with color and see how the inks play together. I chose to combine it with Shabby Shutters first.
Pink and Green, I’m a 80’s girl and just had to try one of my favorite preppy color combos.
Let me show you how they all came together… I started by trimming several piece of Distress Mixed Media Heavystock down to fit the mini 3D folder.
I smooshed the Saltwater Taffy Distress Ink onto the flat part of the embossing folder. I spritzed a piece of the heavystock lightly, then ran it through my Big Shot Foldaway.
Once the paper was embossed with the folder, I dried it using a heat tool, then began lightly applying color to the embossed areas using a Distress Detail Water Brush. The roses were colored both the Saltwater Taffy in regular Distress Ink and Oxide. The stems and leaves were colored using Shabby Shutters, Mowed Lawn and Peeled Paint. I layered on each color, then dried with the heat tool until they were complete.
I spritzed some Brushed Pewter Spray Stain onto my media mat, then, using my finger, applied a small amount onto the embossed areas of the roses. The pewter emphasized the details of the embossed area.
I inked up a handwritten background stamp with Saltwater Taffy Distress Oxide, spritzed the stamp with water, then stamped it randomly int the background areas, then dried it with my heat tool.
I continued to do this technique except using Shabby Shutters on the background of the embossed folder, then colored the roses using the distress colors and water brush.
I cut several pieces of Distress Heavystock using the Stacked Postage Thinlet Set. I trimmed the embossed rose pieces to fit one of the postage backgrounds using my Tonic Mini Trimmer, the perfect little trimmer for projects like this…it trims the tiniest slices of both heavystock and vellum.
I embossed a phrase from the Tiny Text Stamp Set CMS394 using Distress Embossing ink and sprinkled with Ranger Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder onto a piece of Vellum then I trimmed the embossed phrases into strips.
Using my sewing machine with white thread, I stitched around the edge of each of the rose embossed pieces, placing the vellum phrases, then stitching it to the background piece.
I adhered the background and postage stitched pieces to some card bases that I created with more heavystock. The postage was adhered to the card bases using foam adhesive.
My last mini cards were created using the new Damask 3D folder and the Distress Oxide Ink Pad. I inked up the flat side of the embossing folder, spritzed the paper with water then ran it through my Big Shot Foldaway. I dried the paper using a heat tool, then trimmed the piece to fit the same size postage background. I continued with the stitching, vellum phrase and card base. A very easy card but oh so beautiful none-the-less. Sometimes simple is GOOD!
With that, my stack of mini cards was complete.
Products used to create these cards…to shop at Simon Says Stamp Click HERE,
Saltwater Taffy Distress Inks and Sprays, Mini 3D Roses Texture Fade, Damask 3D Texture Fade, Distress Mixed Media Heavystock, Brushed Pewter Distress Spray Stain, Tonic Mini Trimmer, Tiny Text CMS394, Distress Embossing Ink Pad, Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder
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