Friday 14 August 2015

Playing with the Damsel of Distressed Cards

Well hello there friends! I've been missing again, but today I'm so excited to be back with a very special post.

One of my all time favourite blogs to visit is The Damsel of Distressed Cards - the creation of Becca Cruger. Becca's cards are always so bright, artsy and totally amazing and reading her posts never fails to put a smile on my face! Not only that, but Becca is so supportive and leaves the best comments on other people's blogs!

Bec has a great post once a month called Featured Friday in which she highlights another crafty blogger who is a huge inspiration to her. Well imagine my surprise when I got a message from her asking if I would be the featured blogger this month!  I really mean it, when I say I'm honoured, because she has featured some incredibly talented crafters!

Anyhow, as part of the feature, Becca has chosen one of mty card's to CASE and I have also CASEd it. Here is the original and the new card.

I have chosen to make my card more CAS, by having a white panel, but adding some texture with the dry embossing.
I used distress markers, applied directly to the stamp, spritzed with a little bit of water and then stamped. When they were dry, I fussy cut them. I love using vellum in this way, because it looks so 'dreamy'.
I used the same colours to dye the seam binding, which ties in with the original card.
I thought the stripes suited the CAS look.

Well I'd like to give a huge thanks to the gorgeous Becca for the shout out - it really has inspired me to get back in to card-making after a very long time without my crafty Mojo!


  1. Yay! congrats on your feature at Becca's blog, loved to know you better :) and I so love your butterfly card :)

  2. Just popped over from Becca's to say "Hi" Jenny. congrats on being your original card and your CASE. Carol x

  3. Jenny you truly are one TALENTED stamper! I am so honored that you said yes to my request!!! Your butterfly card is so striking with the vellum overlays. Thank you for making my heart so happy!!!

  4. Hi jenny - I have come here from Becca's place, and I must say I love the dreamy look you get using vellum - you have inspired me to try it out.

  5. Congrats on this honour Jenny! I LOVE your original card ... so amazing, and I love your CAS version as well. Gorgeous butterflies and love the texture from the embossed background. xx

  6. LOVED reading your post over at Becca's.....and your cards are stunning. I'm only just starting to play with've got me all fired up now:):)

  7. Gorgeous Jenny!! What an honour to be one of Becca's featured artists!! Your cards are just stunning, love the watercolour effect! hugs :)

  8. Popped over from Becca's blog as I love colour too, so glad I did as I'm following now too - gorgeous inspirations here thank you for sharing! Karen x

  9. Thank you for popping by my blog :) Your cards are beautiful!

  10. Finally getting time to catch up with everyone. Great interview on Becca's blog, and I love your CASE of your original card.