Clean and Simple Distress Card

Hi everyone,

Lawnscaping Challenge is hosting a new challenge with theme “Distress” and inspired by Audrey Tokach’s approach in using Distress Ink for solid stamps, I decided to use the same approach to make a Clean and Simple (CAS) Distress card.

I am sticking with shades of green for this project as I am also participating in one of my other favorite challenge blog over at Addicted to CAS, which is hosting a theme of “GREEN” for this week.

So, here is my creation,

First, I wet part of the card which I intend to watercolor as the background.  I use Tim Holtz Scattered Straw Distress markers and watercolor part of the card to form a simple background.

Next, I color Lawn Fawn clear stamps with various green Distress Markers and stamp to form the image.  I used Tim Holtz Distress Markers Peeled Paint, Mowed Lawn and Pine Needles for the various green shade for this card.

Lastly, I used the sentiment “I’m Stuck on You” and bend it slightly to form a curved sentiment.  Using Versafine Olympia Green, I stamped the sentiment on the card.  Lastly, I edged the four sides of the card with Versafine Olympia green to form a simple distress aged paper. When the four sides of the card is dry, I adhered to the card base with foam tape.

There you have, a distress, vintage card made with a CAS style…lots of white space!

I hope you like this and try out with inking your stamps with Distress Markers.  There is another project I did with using various distress markers to ink a stamp.

Supplies and Tools

  • Lawn Fawn LF850 Stuck On You Clear Stamp
  • Tim Holtz Distress Markers (Scattered Straw, Peeled Paint, Mowed Lawn and Pine Needles)
  • Versafine Olympia Green
  • Foam Tape

Submitted to the following challenge(s)


  1. Samantha M says:

    such a CUTE card!! i LOOOVE that little cactus set! and the shades of green are so light and pretty and airy!! a perfect combination!! love this! thank you so much for playing along with us at the Lawnscaping Challenge! 😀

  2. Samantha Casey says:

    Adorable card! I love all the different colored cactus, they are so much fun! Thanks so much for playing the Lawnscaping Challenge!

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