It's funny, though. Distressing is one of my favorite things to do. In fact, I use some form of distressing on most of my projects. Yet, whenever I "have" to do something, it takes me a while to get going. This challenge was no different (plus the event I mentioned yesterday really zapped me emotionally and creatively). So I went through some card magazines and looked up distressing techniques online, just to get my creative juices flowing. Here are some of the distressing techniques I considered: sanding, edge distressing, tearing, inking and crumpling. I decided to go with edge distressing, inking and crumpling (love this...talk about stress relief!) and here's what I came up with.
|I sponged bamboo ink onto the edges of the card base and then edge-distressed the pattern paper and hand-stitched it to the card base. Once done, I went back and used my fingers to pull up the edges and tear the paper slightly.|
|Close-up of the edges.|
CTMH Supplies Used:
Other: Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge, Edge Distresser, Piercing Tool, Spray Pen, Sponge, Glue Dots, Paper Trimmer, Micro-tip scissors
Non-CTMH Supplies Used:
ATG Adhesive (Scotch), Gypsy (Provo Craft), Stitching Guide (Lasting Impressions)To play along, all you have to do is 1) use mostly CTMH products and use some form of distressing, 2) link your project back to Heart 2 Heart from your blog post or online gallery. If you are linking from a blog, you must link directly to the actual post, not your entire blog. You also need to mention H2H in your blog post. Finally, we do ask that you consider turning off word verification, as it does make it easier for the design team to leave comments, as well as visitors to your blog. ;)
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Now it's your turn. I can't wait to what you come up with.
Until next time...