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Distress to De-Stress Sketch


Welcome!  Today is Saturday and you know what that means…a new Our Creative Corner challenge!  I made a pretty card for the challenge and then ruined it by distressing it!!  Yep!  That’s how I feel about it!  I know there are a lot of you out there that make beautiful distressed looking projects but I’m not one of them!  This week’s hostess is Sarah Gough and she has given us a sketch to follow and asked us to distress it!  Mostly it just stressed me!  Not really!  But I did like it better when not distressed.

Here’s What I Used:
Stamps: Word Play, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Silhouette Sentiments
Paper: Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Parisian Breeze, Blue Bayou
Ink: Stazon  Jet Black, Baja Breeze, Soft Suede,
Accessories: Sponge Dauber, pearls, silver brads (under the pearls), Little Leaves Sizzlit, Mat Pack/Paper Piercer, N.Q. Navy marker, Spring Bouquet flower punch,  MS tag punch, Nesties, Textile Texture Emboss Folder,  Vanilla wide organza ribbon,  Sponge,

I invite you to join the challenge!!  And be sure to check out the rest of the OCC design team creations! There is no time limit on our challenges. Feel free to participate whenever you are able.  If you upload to SCS, remember to use keyword: OCCC

Have a great weekend and thanks so much for stopping by!



19 thoughts on “Distress to De-Stress Sketch

  1. Wow, Wendy, you did a beautiful job on this elegant card! (Laughing at your distressed comments!!) How did you make those tiny little flowers???? VERY CUTE! A lot of work went into this!


  2. Wendy, this is simply gorgeous. Sorry you stressed over distressing it, LOL. I think you did a fabulous job with it, even if it’s not your style! Those little curled flowers are simply stunning – and I love all the colors and textures. Just beautiful!


  3. I love your distressed card even tho you liked it better before!!!!!!! The blues are so vintage with this look and the ribbon gives it a very soft feel.


  4. Wendy, this is my favorite card of the day!!! Just love those little flowers you made and the color combo!!! So up my alley!!! Just gorgeous!!!


  5. You didn’t ruin your card at all! It is beautiful, and the distressing is nice. I love your stitching and the texture!


  6. Still laughing at your post…I was ready to rave about how wonderful your card is and you just took the wind out of my sails! But I’ll say it anyway, your card is AMAZING!! And you SEWED on it – I am very impressed! This is truly gorgeous – so sorry you don’t like it, but at least you won’t be competition for me in the vintage world! Super job on this week’s challenge.

    Hope you are having a great weekend.



  7. I don’t think you ruined it at all! Sorry it was a tough one for you!


  8. Super cute card, Wendy! I’m not wild on distressing either but you did great on today’s challenge!


  9. Such a lovely card Wendy! I love the blue colors and the pretty flowers. Great textures!


  10. You are so funny! I used to feel the same way about distressing. I do love your card, the flowers are beautiful, the whole card is!


  11. Wendy, I get a lot of inspiration from your work. I have nominated you for the Stylish Blogger award. You can check out my blog – – for more information


  12. From this side, the end result is worth the stress Wendy. It is really gorgeous – the colours, details and lI ove the flowers.


  13. Wendy this is GORGEOUS!!! My favorite card this week!!!! I don’t think its ruined at all!!!!


  14. This is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love the sweet little flowers you created using the punch. Thanks for the Stylish blogger award. 🙂


  15. This is gorgeous! Those flowers are SO cute!!


  16. I think your card is beautiful and I love it distressed! Love everything about it!


  17. Beautiful, Luv it


  18. Pingback: Non-Distressed Version | It's All About Stamping

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