Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Try it Tuesday - Distressing cardstock

Products needed: Cardstock, inks, distressing tool, stamp sets, stamping sponge - please refer to the full list of products at the bottom of this post.

Step One: Ink the back ground stamp set (I used Hardwood from the occasions catalogue) in Crumb Cake ink. Place the crumb cake cardstock on top of the stamp and place a scrap piece of paper over the top and rub.
Please note that when using a large stamp it is easiest to leave the stamp on the table and place everything on top of it. Use the scrap of copy paper to avoid getting too much ink on your hands.

Step Two: Scrunch the stamped cardstock up. Scrunch in different ways - the cardstock will become softer as the fibres start to break down. Don't worry if you tear the cardstock slightly it will add to the distressed look.

Step Three: Open the cardstock slightly and ink directly onto the creases with the ink pads. I used Night of Navy and Cajun Craze ink.

 Step Four: Use the distressing tool around all the edges to fluff them up a bit more and add a few more small tears with the tool.

Step Five: Ink the edges of the cardstock. I used Cajun Craze ink.

Step: Six: Adhere the distressed cardstock onto a cardstock mat. I ran my finger nail around all the edges of the distressed cardstock to fluff them up and make the small tears stand out a little bit more.

Step Seven: Complete the card as desired.

Products Used:

Very Vanilla A4 (#106550)
Night of Navy A4 (#106577)
Crumb Cake A4 (#121685)
Black StazOn ink (#101406)
Cajun Craze ink (#126965)
Night of Navy ink (#126970)
Crumb Cake ink (#126975)
Hardwood stamp set (#133035) Occasions Catalogue
Harvest Blessing stamp set (#126452)
Distressing tool (#127562)
Stamping sponge (#101610)
Burlap ribbon (#132140) Occasions Catalogue

All of these products are currently available through my online store. Please click on the link below.

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