Well not really... this mermaid isn't really in distress, but I used Distress Inks for the background paper. Got a used book and distressed a page with Broken China, Scattered Straw and Peeled Paint. Then I used a blow dryer to dry the ink. I cut out a Labels One Spellbinder shape and distressed the edges with Vintage Photo and stamped Hero Arts' "Friend" sentiment. It was fairly simple and fast to do. I love the way these inks blend and trying different combinations is great fun!