Card – Batty Charred Snow Globe


For this card I used the Hero Arts snow globe die, cutting the card stock and 2 foam sheets for some depth. The bat was die cut with a Mover and Shaper die and he/she is flying through some charred birch trees and orange snow.  For the bat I used the Idea-ology glitter paper that I mounted on to a foam sheet. The birch trees were made with a new Stampers Anonymous birch tree stencil and some Distress texture paste that was heat embossed with Distress Black Soot powder. I stamped the lines on the base and then colored the base with Copic markers from the warm gray group. I tied the base with some twine from Idea-ology. I then applied Distress Rock Candy Stickles and when that was dry, I went over the surface with Vintage Photo and Black Soot Distress Inks.

I’ve added this to my Etsy shop which you can see here.


Creative Chemistry 101: Rock Candy Distress Stickles

This is my final post for Creative Chemistry 101 with Online Card Classes!  When I started my Distress journey at the beginning of June I had no idea how many products and techniques there were to explore. I said at the outset that I’ve always loved the look of the Tim Holtz’ Distress but now I can say that with equal enthusiasm that I love to work with Distress as well.

The final project for the 101 class, Rock Candy Distress Stickles, is the perfect summation of the 101 course. Distress Stain and Distress Inks coated with glittery Rock Candy Distress Stickles couldn’t be more perfect.


The above photo does not capture the shimmer of the Rock Candy so I have included the photo below with the tag tilted toward the light so that you can get a sense of it.


Back to the studio and on to Creative Chemistry 102!