Friday, February 15, 2013

SFTW - Distress It

It's time for the latest Stampin' For the Weekend challenge "Distress It".  Most of you have a little more free time for getting crafty so I hope you'll play along.  If your style is crisp and clean distressing can be a little intimidating but give it a try, you will probably find out that you like it.  It's fun to smudge ink on the edges of your paper.  OR, if you use a die you can smudge the ink around the inside edge of the die so that when the die is removed it looks like it has a white mat around it.  That's what was done on the ornament die for this card.  The same ink was used around the edges of the embossed panel.  It's your turn, if you're not ready and need a more inspiration stop over at SFTW to see what the rest of the design team has created. When you're finished link up your card.  We all want to see it.
Here's the deets:
stamp - Flourishes "Snow Days"
ink - Memento "Tuxedo Black"; Ranger "Antique Linen"
paper - My Favorite Things "Krat" card stock; Cosmo Cricket "More Jolly By Golly - Oh Joy Frosty" dsp
miscellaneous - Prismacolor pencil; Spellbinder's "2011 Heirloom Ornament" die; Tim Holtz "Snow Flurries" embossing folder
Here's the challenges:
Merry Monday #49 - sketch
CRAFT #194 - Christmas in February
Charisma #6 - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throw Down #134 - Anything Goes
Thanks for stopping by, come back again.


  1. Beautiful work Chris I love the colours you have used hugs rebekah xx

  2. Gorgeous winter card--love the papers, design, embossing, distressing & image! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  3. Gorgeous card Chris, love all the design elements you used. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday.

  4. How warm and inviting Chris, the rich colours and the shading behind the skates is very pretty. Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

  5. Beautiful! I love the vintage look and your pretty papers. Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Tuesday Throwdown!

  6. Very pretty Chris, I love that image of the skates. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week.

  7. Oh, Chris, I love these colors and the skates in the ornament die! I'm not much on distressing as it always looks like I made a smudge but this shows me that I need to keep trying. Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

  8. Really those skates and your vintage look! Thanks for playing with the MM sketch this week!

  9. Wow, what a great vintage Christmas card, Chris. The touch of pink makes it pop. Thanks for playing at Merry Monday this week.

  10. oh i love this card thanks for sharing at craft this week

  11. Love the mix of patterns on your card. Thanks for playing with us at Merry Monday!

  12. Gorgeous card, love your layout and colours, thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz, hugs, Sarah x


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