Wednesday, September 11, 2013

PWC275 - Distressing

This week at Paper Pretties we're distressed, that is we're distressing our cards for this week's challenge PWC275.   So this week you can take out your frustrations on your card when you play along with us.  

There are fancy kits available for distressing but you don't need to have anything special to distress a card. If you don't have one of the razor edge distressing tools you can just rip it up in your hands or you can use the edges of the blades of your scissors to scratch up the paper edges.  I also used an emery board from my manicure supplies to rub off some of the surface of the patterned paper.  A dark ink sponged around the paper and that does it, at least for the distressing part. 

 For the rest of the card, it's easy peasy.  The tree (from the O Christmas Tree stamp set) was stamped with Versa Mark and heat embossed with Cherry Cobbler embossing powder.  Then the star was stamped  and gold embossing powder was used and lastly the sentiment was stamped, again gold embossing powder was used.  The sentiment doesn't show up well in this photo, it's just "Merry Christmas" but it's a very pretty font, under the twine.

Here's the deets:
stamp - Paper Pretties "O Christmas Tree"
ink- Versa Mark; Ranger Walnut Stain
paper - Stampin' Up "Cherry Cobbler", "Soft Suede"  and "Neutrals DSP Patterns Stack"
miscellaneous - Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder; Gold Embossing powder; baker's twine; button; Close To My Heart Mocha Opaques

Here's the Challenges:
Paper Pretties PWC275 - Distressing
Tuesday Throwdown #164 - Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts Ink - Winter Wonderland Christmas Cards
Simon Says Stamp - Embossed
Cutie Pie #52 - Christmas in September

Thanks for stopping by, come back again.


  1. Chris, this is gorgeous! Love the tree! Love your distressing, your embossing, and your design! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  2. Fantastic Christmas card Chris...I love the colours you've used. The layout is simple but really effective. Thanks so much for joining in our Winter Wonderland challenge at LCI this fortnight xx

  3. The tree is really pretty. Thanks for entering into the Cutie Pie Challenge. Gem DT xx

  4. Love love love! Love the background.

    Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    XO XO ~ Laurel


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