Wednesday, May 02, 2007

I'm still distressed

I am teaching a distressing class tonight, so I have been making "distressed" cards. I have decided it's just not my style, I have really struggled with these cards, especially trying to achieve what I consider a "distressed style", then I thought why can't I make cards that are my style but have distressing on them.
I always think of distressing as being very dark or muted colors, shabby chic, very stylized and very intricate, with lots of techniques on them.
Well, that's not me and I was completely hopeless at trying to mimic the style, so this is one of the cards I came up with. It is made with a distress ink pad. I crumpled the cardstock, swiped the ink pad over the card, spritzed with water and waited for it to dry. Then I stamped the giraffe on the card when it was dry.
The main card I swiped the distress ink pad all over the cream card and over the circle tag. The sentiment is from Papertrey Faux Ribbon.
Details of card
sets - SU In the Wild, Papertrey Faux Ribbon
inks- Versafine black, Tim Holtz distress ink
card - black and cream
accessories - circle punch, spritzer bottle filled with water


Lisa said...

I like this!

When I think distressed I usually go vintage or shabby chic. But I think you can run anything through a paper distresser and have fun. :)

Bagpuss said...

Don't give up on the shabby chic! Shabby is the stamper's friend - the perfect solution when something goes wrong. And it doesn't have to be intricate or detailed - I LOVE shabby chic (used to hate it of course but you know what I'm like for u-turns) and you know I can't be bothered with any sort of fiddly nonsense.

Mary said...

Well I think it's a great card! And ding-dang-a-doodle I've missed a lot of your new creations. You're doing great girl!


Beate said...

Girl...I like it too. You might want to just stamp a background in the distress color on the main card...or run it through the cuttlebug (script embossing folder) and add distressing ink over it.

Sharon said...

Very cool! Safari looking!

Teresa said...

Very nice! Would be a great masculine card!!!