I am visiting a friend where it is COLD…this is a reminder to both of us that SPRING is coming!  For her it is months away; for me weeks!  She insists that they don’t really have “Spring” they have the “Muddy” season.  So, I decided to muddy up the spring flowers…both the colors used and the way I stamped.

The stamping was something new for me.  To muddy up the flowers I used three different Distress Inks that I misted with water.  I stamped these onto parchment paper, misted, and then stamped into the watery ink, and gave a small twist.  I then stamped.  So far, nothing new!  During this process I realized that the Distress Inks would be wet and could *perhaps* be embossed.  Next was the clear embossing powder…and, YES, it worked just like I wanted it to!



  1. Card Base:  Ivory skinny card from Canvas Corp Brand; misted with Tattered Angels – Chalkboard Bittersweet and Glimmer Mist Suede, the edges were distress with Fire Brick.  Two corners were chomped.
  2. First Layer:  Scrap paper with unknown heritage.  This was misted with Suede Glimmer Mist, and chomped.
  3. Ribbon:  Organza ribbon with strip down the center, end cut into a “V” shape.
  4. Stamp:  This is a Unity stamp.  I used Concord, Fire Brick, and Crush Olive as the Distress Inks; see details of technique above.  I used watercolor paper and edged with crushed olive.   Two corners chomped.
  5. The layer under the stamp:  DCWV Dark Romance paper pack, edged with Fire Brick.


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13 thoughts on “Muddy Spring Flowers Triptych

  1. What a WONDERFUL technique!! Not sure why I haven’t thought of doing that. I love anything to do with heat embossing. I must try this out!!! Saw you on Unity FWF.
    <3 J

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  2. I came over from Unity FWF. Thanks for sharing your terrific card
    Crafty hugs,
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