Butterflies & Backgrounds | Tim Holtz Prize Ribbon Distress Ink

In case you don't know Tim Holtz released his latest addition to the Distress collection called Prize Ribbon. As a competitive swimmer back in the day, I clearly recall winning my share of blue ribbons and this color is that color! And the perfect addition to the color palette. I love all colors, so bring them all on. And if truth be told, blues, greens and browns have always been my go to colors and the ones I got first when it came to adding to my own collection. So this color was such a joy to create with that I couldn't stop myself from creating not one, but four cards to share with you today. Besides the use of Prize Ribbon throughout, you'll also notice the butterfly theme. For each card, I tried a different technique for both the background and the butterfly. So let's get started as I walk you through the details on each card.


USE YOUR WINGS CARD – Butterflies and Backgrounds created using Prize Ribbon Distress Ink 

Featuring: 
  • Tapestry Stamp Set
  • Old Paper Distress Ink
  • Prize Ribbon Distress Ink 
  • Prize Ribbon Embossing Glaze
  • Perspective Stamp Set
  • Hickory Smoke Archival Ink
  • Black Soot Distress Oxide
  • Frosted Crystal Embossing Powder
  • Clear Embossing Powder
  • Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Use Your Wings Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Tim Holtz Prize Ribbon Distress Ink

For this background I began with a piece of Distress Watercolor paper and ink smooshed Old Paper Distress Ink. Once dry, I then stamped the background using one of the images from the Tapestry Stamp Set using Prize Ribbon Distress Ink. Before I stamped the image, I lightly missed it with my Distress Sprayer.


After I stamped the image, I immediately sprinkled a bit of Prize Ribbon Embossing Glaze over the upper left and lower right corners and heat embossed it. I then spritzed the entire panel with my Distress Sprayer and then dabbed and dried it for a bit more distress. Once the background was completed, I trimmed it down to 4x5.25 inches and inked the edges with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.


As for the butterfly, I followed a technique shared by Stacy Hutchison on her Don't Forget to Fly Card featuring Prize Ribbon. I began by stamping the image onto Distress Watercolor Paper with Hickory Smoke Archival Ink and then watercolored the image using Prize Ribbon Distress Ink and a waterbrush. Once the ink was dry, I restamped the image with Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink (instead of Prize Ribbon as she did since I wanted a black outline), sprinkled it with Frosted Crystal Embossing Powder and heat embossed it. I then sprinkled it with Clear Embossing Powder and all the wonderful details were revealed. As Stacy discovered, applying the Frosted Crystal first and then the Clear Embossing Powder second really brings out the details of the stamped image. And being a detail geek as well, I am absolutely in love with this new technique!



FOCUS ON THE GOOD CARD – Butterflies and Backgrounds created using Prize Ribbon Distress Ink

Featuring:
  • Floral Layering Stencil
  • Bubble Layering Stencil
  • Prize Ribbon Distress Oxide
  • Crackling Campfire Distress Oxide
  • Floral Outlines Stamp Set
  • 3D Impresslits Butterfly
  • Prize Ribbon Distress Paint
  • Distress Clear Rock Candy Crackle Paint 
  • Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.
Focus On The Good Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Tim Holtz Prize Ribbon Distress Ink

The background for this card was created using a gel plate, stencils and Distress Oxide Ink on a piece of HP Premium 32 Laserjet Paper. You can read about my gel printing process on my Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Inquisitive Gel Plate Backgrounds post.


I used the Floral and Bubbles Layering Stencils with Prize Ribbon and Crackling Campfire Distress Oxide respectively. I then added some stamp details using the Floral Outlines Stamp Set with Black Soot Archival Ink.


To create the butterfly on this card uses the same technique I shared for the eroded metallic butterfly on my Be Brave Slimline Card. I followed the exact same steps of painting the metallic kraftstock with Distress Paint and then wiping away the excess and then applying a coat of Distress Clear Rock Candy Crackle Paint. I did make one change here though. I ended up not using Distress Crayons on this butterfly as it seemed to dull the colors too much when I tried it and that wasn't the look I was going for here.



DON'T FORGET TO FLY CARD – Butterflies and Backgrounds created using Prize Ribbon Distress Ink

Featuring:
  • Floral Layering Stencil
  • Clear Embossing Ink
  • Prize Ribbon Embossing Glaze
  • Prize Ribbon Distress Ink
  • Tattered Butterfly Bigz Die
  • Ledger Script Stamp Set
  • Fossilized Amber Distress Ink
  • Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
  • Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.
Don't Forget To Fly Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Tim Holtz Prize Ribbon Distress Ink

On this card I began the background by ink smooshing Prize Ribbon Distress Ink onto a Distress Watercolor Paper. I dried it thoroughly and rubbed an anti-static pouch over the paper. Next, I applied embossing ink through the Floral Layering Stencil. I removed the stencil, sprinkled the piece with Prize Ribbon Distress Embossing Glaze, tapped off the excess and heat embossed it.


I then finished it off with some Distress Sprayer Spritzing, dabbing and drying and then I inked the edges with a bit of Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.


The butterfly on this card was created by die cutting the Tattered Butterfly Bigz Die from Distress Watercolor Paper. To give each layer some interest, I stamped it with the script stamp from the Ledger Script Stamp Set using Black Soot Archival Ink. If I had it to do over again, I would probably use Ground Espresso Archival Ink, but I decided to make do with what I had at this point. Next, I added some ink blending using Fossilized Amber Distress Ink going heavier toward the outside edges. I then finished it off with some Gathered Twigs Distress Ink to the edges and the body of the butterfly.



CHOOSE TO SHINE CARD – Butterflies and Backgrounds created using Prize Ribbon Distress Ink

Featuring:
  • Prize Ribbon Distress Oxide
  • Floral Layering Stencil
  • Ledger Script Stamp Set
  • White Embossing Powder
  • 3D Impresslits Butterfly
  • Prize Ribbon Distress Paint
  • Distress Clear Rock Candy Crackle Paint
  • Picket Fence Distress Crayon
  • Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.
Choose To Shine Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Tim Holtz Prize Ribbon Distress Ink

On this final card I focused completely on Prize Ribbon in all its glory! The background here was created by applying Prize Ribbon Distress Oxide over the Floral Layering Stencil on a piece of Distress White Heavystock.


To add a bit of interest, I stamped over it with the script stamp from the Ledger Script Stamp Set using embossing ink. I then sprinkled it with white embossing powder and heat embossed it. I highly recommend making sure the Distress Oxide ink is completely dry and that you rub an anti-static pouch over the paper before you attempt the heat embossing. This will prevent any embossing powder showing up in unwanted areas on your background.


For the butterfly, I once again used the 3D Impresslits Butterfly. I embossed and die cut it from a piece of Distress White Heavystock and then painted it with Prize Ribbon Distress Paint. Once the pain was dry, I applied a layer of Distress Clear Rock Candy Crackle Paint. Once the Crackle Paint was dry, I added Picket Fence Distress Crayon, making sure to work in small sections and rub it into the cracks. I then used a very damp cloth to wipe away some of the excess crayon and reveal the details.



Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed learning about the Butterflies and Backgrounds I created using the beautiful new Prize Ribbon Distress Ink.

Supplies

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2 comments

  1. Great cards and a beautiful color, indeed! Thanks for the mini tutorials, they are always very helpful...just got my Prize Ribbon yesterday...play day today!!!

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  2. Talk about an EPIC blog post!!! Thanks for spelling it all out in these mini tutorials! The cards are beautiful and I love all the ways you used the new color!

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