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.

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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.

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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

Senior Product Design for Sizzix and lifelong crafter on a mission to make the world prettier, one project at a time. I share my fun and crazy life with my English boyfriend, race-car-driving son and Carly, an Australian Shepherd mix dog. Please join me on this creative adventure.

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