Distressing paper is one of the easiest ways of adding interest and dimension to your cards and scrapbook pages. Some of my card making group are quite sceptical about taking a piece of perfectly good cardstock and ripping up the edges and tearing pieces off, scraping a blade along the edge or even adding some ink. But, let me tell you it makes a huge difference to a card.
I encourage you to give it a try. Even simply running your markers carefully along the edge of your paper can add so much to a simple card. If you look closely at the yellow paper on the above photo, you will see a hint of colour just on the edge. The same affect can be achieved with a sponge dauber, lightly inked or a piece of sponge, choose a colour that enhances or matches your card design.
There are five layers in total, each one has been distressed by scraping the edges with a distressing tool (available from scrapbooking shops), then inked with Stampin’ UP! Soft Suede ink and a sponge dauber, I curled some of the edges round a pencil to create more dimension, and stamped some random script to add interest to my layers. I also added some extra sponging to the paper with Soft suede to take off the brightness of the ‘very vanilla’ cardstock.
I finished the inside of the card to match the front. I think you will agree that small things make a huge difference. Again I have randomly stamped some script and layered in So Saffron paper.
Flowers were purchased on Etsy from Thai Flowers.
- All cardstock is Stampin’ UP! Soft suede, Very Vanilla, So Saffron
- Stampin’ Dimensionals
- Tulle ribbon (retired) Stampin’ UP!
- button from Stampin’ UP!
- twine Stampin’ UP!
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