Distress Crayon Autumn Card – DCC Blog Hop

Welcome to the Designer Crafts Connection Blog Hop for September. This month’s theme is Fall {or Halloween}. I love the colors of Autumn although I don’t enjoy the shorter days. My project is a celebration of the colors and finding a new way to play with Tim Holtz’s Distress Crayons and his Birch Tree die by Sizzix.


I started with Tim Holtz Watercolor paper as the background.
Distress_Crayon_Assembly_steps1I used washi tape to create a slight border around the edge of the paper. The Birch tree die is slightly smaller than the watercolor paper and I wanted to keep the edge white {see next image}. The washi tape also held the paper in place for the next steps.

Distress_Crayon_Assembly_steps2I used the Distress Crayons set #1 on the textured side of the watercolor paper. I used the yellow, orange and green crayons with a touch of the pink on the lower part. Once I liked how the colors appeared, I used a water brush to blend the colors leaving some of the white texture showing. You can see the white edge of the paper after I removed the washi tape in the last image.

I die cut the Birch trees out of white Sizzix Paper Leather and adhered it on top of the colorful layer. You could ink the edges of the Birch trees but I chose to leave it white in contrast with the Distress Crayon colors.


Hope you enjoy this simple card. Please visit all of the talented designers to see their creative Autumn projects.

Thrilled to be Featured at:

Create With Joy

Affiliate Product Links:
Ranger Distress Watercolor Cardstock

Tim Holtz Distress Crayons – Set 1

Sizzix Birch Trees by Tim Holtz

Tim Holtz Water Brush With Broad Brush Nib

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About Lynda Kanase

Founder and Chief Designer of i-crafter Creative Products and current Crafter, Maker, Stitcher, Scrapper, Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Instructor, Anglophile, Dog lover and Mom trying to make the world prettier, one project at a time. Please join me on this creative adventure.

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