Distressed Butterfly Card GIU Day 5

Welcome to my final day of being a GIU Gal.
I can't tell you how much I have enjoyed sharing my projects with you this week.
For my fifth and final project I would like to share with you my Distressed Butterfly Card.
I LOVE distressing my paper when making cards.
For this card I used white cardstock for the card base.  Then I reached into my scrap stash and pulled out some matching aqua blue papers.
I then used my distressing tool to ruff up the edges.
Then I used the leafed paper stamp from A Love Beyond Measure collection.
Stamped it onto white paper, distressed the image then punched out the holes to make it look like it was ripped out of a notebook.
Then I stamped the butterfly from Keep Going Anyway 
onto pattern paper and colored it with Tombow Markers using a water brush.

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I have never distressed a card, it is not my way, but your card is beautiful. We all find our favorite things and I try to do one outside of my comfort, maybe I will have to try a distress and see if it is as pretty as yours.
Wow, this is gorgeos, love it!!
Need to find that notebook stamp, ust what I was looking for!!
Thanks for your inspiration this week!!
ciloma said…
Love the card. My distress is always a disaster. I think I am too heavy handed - even when I am using a light touch. Sigh.
LuAnne said…
You've done a beautiful job on your distressed card. I've not had success with this technique, just ends up a mess. Yours came together beautifully.
Dorothy Green said…
What a lovely card! I like all your layers and distressing that enhance your butterfly!😊
Denise S. said…
Great idea to punch holes after stamping the note paper. The distressing is perfect with this card.
Gorgeous card! I love the texture that distressed edges give to a card! Awesome week of fabulous inspiration... thank you for sharing!
rebecca ramirez said…
Amazing!!! Thank you for a fabulous week. I enjoyed all of your posts!!
Daphne said…
I love all the layers! Such a great idea to punch holes in the ledger paper. It creates such an authentic feel.
Wilma DeG said…
What a beautiful card!
Rachel Duong said…
I love how this card feels as if it was torn out of an old journal. The colors, the distressing and the stamps are perfect! Thanks for a week of great cards and awesome ideas!
Anne Sheely said…
this is such a gorgeous card! I think it would make a perfect journal cover too!
Love everything about this card, the colors, the distressing, the layers! Great week! ❤️
Daisydo said…
OOh, you nailed the vintage feel to this piece! So soft and pretty
Glennis said…
A fabulous vintage look, my favourite kind of card!
Sue D said…
So pretty. I like the layers and the butterfly.
scrapaholicaef said…
Great job on the destressing Trisha.
Dana Johnson said…
Oh wow this is so beautiful!
LL said…
I have enjoyed your cards this week! All are so cute! I am going to try a couple thingsfew ideas this weekend!
sharon g said…
I especially like the notebook paper that you added. The butterfly is really soft and pretty, and I like everything about this, really :)
alo said…
Love the layers and soft color palette! Good tip with the paper punch!
Phaline Perry said…
This is so pretty! I love the distressing and the layers!
Phaline Mays
shannon said…
Beautiful card! Love the layers and I this distressing just finishes off the project! 😊
Denise Bryant said…
Lovely butterfly! Pretty card!
Oooh, I love the distressed look very much. And this
is a beauty! Love the pretty butterfly (I think I own
more butterfly stamps than anything else. lol) Been a
great week - thanks for all the gorgeous inspiration.
Melanie Buecker said…
Wow! What a way to go out with a bang! The colors are so gorgeous!!! You did a great job! Thank you for your week! I enjoyed it so much! Happy stamping!
That’s another great creation !! You have a unique style and this is why it was a great, very interesting week with you being the GIU gal. Love from France, Marjorie
Cindy Q said…
Loved you cards this week. Thanks for the great ideas.
Karen Decknick said…
I love all the distressing and how beautiful your card turned out! You had a fabulous GIU week!
So pretty. I love your colors, patterns, and design. It's just stunning. Thanks for the inspiration!
Liz Williams said…
Love the distressing and the beautiful color selection for this gorgeous card.