Technique Tuesday - Edge Distressing

This is one of the techniques I am dispalying on the Paper Distressing Endless Possibilities boards I am working on for another gathering choice next year. Distressing the edges of paper is popular and makes cards and layouts look so rustic. I took this 6 x 6 card idea from a 9 x 9 layout corporate created. I used the Caprice Paper pack and It's A Party stamp set. The colors used honey, crystal blue and chocolate.

Edge Distressing
  • Hold your piece of cardstock in one hand and the edge distresser in the other.
  • Run the edge distresser up and down the edge of your cardstock until you get the desired look.
  • In addition, you can use your scissors instead of your edge distresser. I prefer the edge distresser, so I don't cut the paper.

As you can see the three pieces of cardstock have been distressed. I used the new CTMH edge distresser, which is only $1.50. It is totally worth it! After distressing the piece of colonial cardstock, I ran it over my chocolate ink pad. I finished the card off with sunflower just bloom flowers with buttons and crystal blue organdy ribbon.

Now, it is your turn!

Happy Stamping!
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4 comments:

Connie said...

Pretty card! I really like the distressing, stamp set and the blue ribbon. Another great job!

Michelle said...

I love to distress. What a fresh and pretty card!

Jeanne said...

What a nice card this is! Edge distressing IS fun and the distressing tool makes is easy and fun! I have to comment on your blooms!!! I LOVE them! Love the buttons with just a bit of waxy flax tied in the center. Makes those buttons pop! The stamp set is one of my faves.

Great job on this card!!!

Jo said...

Good job Kim, I also love the flowers. Great Card!!!!!!!!!!