Friday, March 22, 2013

Think Spring Card With Distress Paints

For my project today I have decided to make a greeting card and when I think of Spring Or Easter, I think warm weather, flowers, green grass and Eggs!!!

I am really loving the Tim Holtz distress paints and have recently been able to buy some more of those yummy colors. I just love the brights so I decided to whip out my distress paints and play with those. I grabbed a piece of blue craft core paper and embossed it with an embossing folder for the base of my card.
I used Tim Holtz blueprint Easter egg stamp, I colored it with distress paint and a paintbrush and cut it out so that it would look like eggs sitting in the grass. I also cut the top off of one egg. I used Tim's metal foliage for the flowers and also painted those with the distress paints. I went over them twice so that they would be a bit brighter.

For the next photo I used Tim's alpha parts to spell the words "Think Spring" and I painted those blue with distress paint. I used the Tim Holtz picture wheel die (love, love this die) along with distress paint. For the water-ish effect of the paint I put some paint on my craft sheet and spritzed it with a little water, I then ran the picture wheel through the paint and the outcome is this beautiful watercolor effect. The paint runs together beautifully. Again, I added some more of the metal foliage and a metal game spinner and painted those.  

I cut my own grass by staining a white strip of paper with green distress stain and then just cut it up and curled it a bit.

Here is my final project, it's so bright and cheery, I love it!

I am entering this card into two challenges today. 

Simon Says Challenge Blog - Their challenge this week is Spring/Easter and I think this card fits in rather nicely with the theme. They are giving away a 50.00 Voucher to one lucky winner, YAY!
Hobby Cutz Challenge - Their challenge is Easter. They have two sponsors this week, themselves (giving away a 5.00 voucher to thier store) and also Fairy Dust Crafts who are giving 5 Digi stamps to one lucky winner. Double YAY!

Thanks for stopping by!! Have a Springy Day!!


  1. I love this, Claudine! Just the right mix of cheery colors and whimsy!

  2. Love the vibrant colors of your card. Another wonderful creation!

  3. Gorgeous card Claudine :-) I love all the bright colours and details on this :-) I still need to invest in some of these paints and have a go with them,, you have done a wonderful job,,,very artistic :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge
    Lols x x x

  4. Amazing card. Love these colours. Wow!!
    Thank you for joining us at Hobbycutz “Easter/Easter Box” Challenge and we hope to see you again.

  5. Oh Gosh....LOVE your Easter card ! Such vibrant colors makes you long for spring !!
    Thanks a lot for sharing ! Your creativity keeps on to inspire !!

  6. That is such a pretty card. I just love Spring and Easter! Love the colors you used.

  7. PINNED!!! A most eggcellent Easter card...I LOVE it!!!

  8. Best Easter egg ever!!! I love that sketchy style, and you rocked it, of course!

  9. Lovely Creation! Thank you for sharing with us at Hobbycutz! Hugs Kobie