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When the Moxie Fab World: The Cure for the Winter Blues Challenge was announced, the idea of blue chintz kept nagging at me. And, I knew the Large Flower Background stamp by Hero Arts would be *perfect* to duplicate that effect. Finally got a moment to try it out!


Stamped it with Faded Jeans Distress Ink onto Smooth Bristol, because I wanted to watercolor it quickly and I knew this ink would bleed out very well on this paper for the look I wanted.

Mounted it to a simple white card front and white embossed a greeting on some deep blue card stock and 3D mounted that to the front. Promptly sat on my hands.

Yes. I do likey. Quite muchly.




  1. Stunning card. Love how you only need one colour of Distress Ink to get such a gorgeous look.

  2. Your card is really beautiful. Gives me good inspiration for that stamp.

  3. Hi, Linda~
    I have posted more explicit how-to details for this technique here in this post: Easy Watercolor with Distress Inks by Julie Ebersole – the CLASSroom http://bit.ly/v0Dka8

  4. Could you explain what you did to get the watercolor look?

  5. I have this stamp, I love it muchly also !

  6. What a pretty card! Going to have to try this too!

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