The Stamp Man Challenge - Shabby Chic or Distressed

Once again there is a great challenge at The Stamp Man Challenges, this time it is Shabby Chic or Distressed.

For my card I used a wonderful stamp set from Artemio, don't you just love the butterfly! I used Versamark Watermark to create a resist technique with the postcard stamp and coloured the background using various Tim Holtz distress Inks.

For the butterfly I did something different. I coloured a piece of Calico fabric using the same Tim Holtz Distress Inks, stamped the butterfly on top using Stazon Ink and then cut the butterfly out. Before I added it to the card I attached a piece of adhesive foil tape on the back, that way I can bend it any way I want and make the butterfly more dimensional. For embellishments I punched out some daisy flowers and leaves and added some bling. The text I created on my computer.

Materials I used are;
Artemio Clear Stamp Set - Butterfly Collage
Stampendous Embossing Powder - Clear
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad - Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Fired Brick, Vintage Photo
VersaMark - Watermark Ink Pad
Card stock - Kraft, black
Vellum - Red
Stazon ink - Black
Inkssentials Foil Tape
Craft Creations 12x12 - Christmas Scroll Cream
Piece of Calico Fabric
Woodware flower punches - Daisy
Martha Steward Punch - Basic Frond Leaf

You can find the materials at The Stamp Man


  1. Oh so beautiful Caroline. Love the resist technique with those stamps and your butterfly looks amazing. A fabulous distressed card.
    Have a great weekend.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  2. Beautiful card Caroline. Love the butterfly creation and the resist is fabulous. Have a great day. Angela

  3. Awesome card Caroline!
    I hope you have a lovely Sunday.
    Hugs xx

  4. Your card is really beautiful! Great piece! xx

  5. very beautiful, I love what you did with that stamp, it is a very nice stamp

  6. Beautiful card and sentiment. It all came together perfectly!