Ewelina says, “I love how Brusho’s never give the same outcome when stamping with Poly Plates – when the distressed trees turned out to be completely different, I knew I wanted to use them in two similarly themed projects”

Materials List

Stamps Ewelina used...

Crafty Roo: Mini Texture – Dots; Coffee Stain; Dotties


Other materials... 

Crafty Roo Poly Plates: Mini Distressed Panel; Large Distressed tree; Distressed Rectangle

Colourcraft Brusho pigment powder

Spectrum Noir Quick Dry Inks

CraftStory chipboards

White card

Scraps of Kraft tissue paper

Lacy fabric


Step-by-step: Distressed Trees


1 Sprinkle Brusho onto the tree Poly Plate, delicately spray with water and stamp onto white card. Fussy-cut out when completely dry.

2 Stamp the first horizontal layer of the background using the Mini Distressed Panel and quick dry inks.

3 Use different colour inks and stamp the vertical layer of the background.


4 Add additional stamping to build up layers. With a black pen, outline a frame all around the tag and add some scribbles for interest.

5 Tear off various strips from scraps of lace and tissue paper and layer them up to create a base for the central piece.

6 Place the chipboard circles over the layered cluster as well as randomly around the tag.


To finish the project: Using foam tape, attach the tree on top of the built up cluster.

This project first featured on page 14 of the January 2020 issue of Craft Stamper magazine.