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April 24, 2012

Tuesday T &T Easy Faux Distress Floral Background

A lot of people don't realize all of the things that can be done with Tsukineko Brilliance inks.  This tutorial will include a couple.



  • Inked CAC Thick Stripes with Memento Angel Pink and stamped on white cardstock.
  • Inked CAC Floral Lines with Brilliance Moonlight White.  After stamping the ink was covered with Stampendous White Detail Embossing Powder (I keep my powder in a plastic sandwich container.  I can put the leftover powder right back into the container as I shake it off the cardstock.  I have a little scoop I use to apply it.)
  • I heated the embossed areas.  Later you will see that Brilliance ink has a semi-fast drying quality.  So some areas are embossed and other are not.  It gives it shiny and flat white areas (A FAUX LOOK).


  • Next the largest Spellbinder's largest Romantic Rectangle was put through the Cuttlebug with White cardstock for both the die cut and embossing.
  • The die was then placed over the Faux Distressed background and traced.
  • It was then cut out and set aside.


  • Next the flower and leaves from the CAC stamp were inked with Brilliance Galaxy Gold with a dauber.  I used the dauber with ink from the re-inker to do just the spots I wanted.  Then I used leftover scraps of white cardstock to pick them up as shown.  (I like Brilliance because if you stamp with a well inked pad and heat emboss while it is wet it will raise up and you can actually feel the texture....and gold is pretty!!!)  It will also pick up the colors of my watercolors and have a shine too.
  • The flower, the center, and the leaves were painted with Twinkling H2O's and then cut out.
  • They were turned over on a Pergamano mat and embossed with a stylus.

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  • They were turned back over and the center of the flower was mounted.
  • Another Romantic Rectangle was put through the Cuttlebug for cut and embossed too.  The embossed flower was laid in place to see where to stamp the sentiment.
  • The sentiment, from All Occasion II, was was stamped with Brilliance Galaxy Gold and heat embossed to set the ink and set aside.



  • The die cut was lined up with the right-hand and bottom margins of the cardstock.  The open areas were used as guides for the edge of the card being created.
  • The open spaces on the left and top were used for guides for marks with the stencil
  • The left marks were used to cut the height of the card.


  • The penciled marks at the top were used to find the middle fold and scored with the Scor-Pal.
  • After folding the excess was trimmed to match as shown.  Then the Rounded Corner Punch was used on the corners.


  • A strip of ribbon was placed on bottom third of the Faux Distressed Background.
  • The flower was mounted on the sentiment die cut.
  • The sentiment and flower with leaves was mounted as shown.
  • The bow was done with the Bow-Easy, a button and a pearl sticker.
  • Viva Decor White Pearl pen was used to accent the flower.

A really fun card.  Hope you enjoyed reading about it. 

I will see you back here the second Tuesday in May.  We still have DT Thursday this week and a new winner for our Flower Power Challenge.  Get busy out there.  You still have 2 more days for your chance to win a gift certificate for some stamps in our new on-line store!!




So pretty card! Thanks for your tutorial. I love your lessons. ) What is the " Bow-Easy"?
hugs, Helena

Oh my Shirley!!! Seriously this is over the top GORGEOUS!!! What an awesome tutorial to show all the wonderful special details you have put into this card!...I need to pull out my "Floral Lines" stamp again :) AND that Brillance Moonligh White is GORG!! adding that to my NEED list :)

Outstandingly beautiful Shirley!!

Gorgeous card Shirley! And Awesome Tutorial.. thank you !

Thanks for another awesome tutorial, Shirley! Your photos are all so clear, and you are a born teacher, my friend! Beautiful card :)

Shirley, a fantastic card and amazing tutorial! Thanks for always sharing your ideas and new ways of using our stamps and stash.

Now that I have a craft room from http://roomstogrowusa.web12.hubspot.com/hobbyrooom/, I have all the room I need to create. I hope I can make one just as half as beautiful as yours!

What a great resource you are, Shirley! It's a beautiful card, and I hope to try your techniques soon.

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