Sunday, February 19, 2012

Stamping with Sami #8–Distress Stamping

Hello people! Good morning and happy Sunday! It is time again for another Stamping with Sami Challenge! I’m excited to share a half-page with a stamped background today!

The Challenge:

Distress Stamping

The Rules:

Our Stamping With Sami (SWS) challenges are designed to inspire beginner and advanced stampers. We focus on SP and Company Stamps and supplies found in the SP Store because we know our products are fantastic and I am sure you would agree! We want our challenges to be super fun for everyone, keeping the following rules in mind:

  1. Entries must clearly identify SWS Challenge in their blog post or gallery entry so that we KNOW you are playing along with the SWS Challenge. Link back to us, list us as part of your description, etc. Make it clear that you are participating in our challenge or else your entry will be deleted from the linky widget. We don't want our challenge to be the last thing you list in tiny print, we want to be the inspiration for your creation.
  2. Entries to our challenges must use at least ONE SP and Company Stamp.
  3. Your creation must be newly created, specifically for our challenge.
  4. We love other challenges, just like the rest of you, but there comes a time when the challenge madness gets out out of hand. So to curb excessive challenge pile-ups: Entries that enter more than 2 other challenges will be removed.
  5. Or course, entries must follow the guidelines given for the actual challenge also.

And here is some inspiration:



Stamps: SP&Co. Circletastic Background, Hug a Bug, Mix ‘n Match Sentiments Occasions: Stampin’ Up: Simply Circles | American Crafts: Thickers | DSP, Cardstock elements, brads and ribbon: Vintage Travel collection by The Girl’s Paperie | Ink: Distress Ink (Broken China, Frayed Burlap) | Glimmer Mist


To make the Circletastic Background even more distressed I inked it with distress ink and then I sprayed some parts of the stamp with glimmer mist before stamping.  The yellow-ish or watery looking parts are where I sprayed the stamp with my mist.  It’s a fun way to get a different distressed look with your acrylic stamps!


Entered in:

Annabelle Stamps Challenge: Say it with….Background Stamps

Inspire Me Fridays: Anything Goes

DYSU (Do You Stack Up?): Layers (I have LOTS!)


Woohoo!! I am loving this half-page design.  I am really feeling inspired by the challenge of it and I’m getting some great results!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  And remember…

…It’s GOOD to be queen!!


  1. I just love the look of the stamps. Very nice!

  2. Thanks for sharing with us at AnnaBelle Stamps!

  3. I really like how you used the stamped background behind the photos -- it really makes them stand out! Great layout!

  4. This is fabulous. Great details and colours. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up, hope to see you back next week!


  5. Very fun! Fab details! Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

  6. OMGosh this is absolutely amazing! Thanks so much for joining us at AnnaBelle Stamps!

  7. This is just filled with fun! Love the backgrounds and the fabulous photos! Thanks for sharing your creation at AnnaBelle's this week! :)


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