Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Lawnscaping Challenge #15: Distressing

I'm comfortable with CAS cards. Most often I feel better about my CAS cards than any other type (e.g. Vintage, Distress, etc). But I have to admit there's something therapeutic about rubbing or filing the heck out of a piece of paper.
This card is for the current Lawnscaping challenge: Distressing

The DP is from a Prima paperpack "Reflections" and this was distress by rubbing Tim Holtz Aged Mahogany over the edges but also flattening the pad to cross over onto the paper.
The grey Tim Holtz distress paper was filed with a nail file. I laid it flat on my working surface and filed the edges while holding the file pretty flat as well.
The plain white cardstock I used for the base was also distress using Aged Mahogany but I did go over with Antique Linen.
I cut the ribbon (I love this one from my local sewing shop) to fit the length of the card. I then picked at the edges until I unravelled a bit of it. I stuck double-sided tape along the edges on the back-side to catch it from unravelling further. The length was stuck down with double-sided tape as well.
The image and sentiment is from GinaK Designs "Garden Silhouettes" and I did shadow stamping again (my technique of choice this month it seems!). This image was layered on plain kraft.
See below for a close-up of the edges:


Veels Geluk dimensions

This card was made for a friend of my mother's.  "Veels Geluk" means congratulations in Afrikaans. The letters were die-cut ...