Sanding is an easy technique and is popular these days. It is all about distressing and this is a good one, especially with the new sanding tools that CTMH carries in their 2007 fall idea book. This 6 x 6 layout was created by Linda Shores, a fellow CTMH Independent Consultant. She did a great job showing the different ways to sand cardstock. Here are her directions:
Give your piece a time worn look. Works best with white core cardstock. Lightly sand with sandpaper, wire brush, steel wool, sanding block or emery board.
Different sanding techniques
- Sand edges
- Sand all over in one direction
- Sand all over in two directions for a linen look
- Sand over textured items such as a spiral clip, screen, stamp or button
I used the sanding technique on both the cardstock and textured cardstock on this card. I really like the look of sanding textured cardstock.
My FIL's birthday is not until October, but I have his card made already. He loves fishing, so I always get to use my fishing stamp sets for him. I started out with a piece of 6 x 6 topiary cardstock and just kept adding layers. Here are the other products I used:
Paper - autumn terracotta and colonial white cardstock, autumn terracotta textured cardstock, and rustic trail paper pack.
Stamp sets - hook, line and sinker; solo r, solo f, and happy day.
Ink - desert sand, olive, autumn terracotta, cocoa, and topiary.
Accessories - designer ribbon rounds, pewter brads, pewter bigger brads, sanding block, and concave punch.
Edit to post: I checked the comments under the blog candy post and Beth just left a comment about sand paper being her favorite tool. Wow! Great minds think alike. I can't believe she just left that comment when I was posting this technique.
Sand your next project!