Technique Tuesday - Sanding

Don't forget to go to the blog candy post below to post a comment about your favorite paper crafting tool to win some blog candy on Wednesday. Look at all the great tools everyone loves to use! I have some new tools on my wish list.

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
  1. Sand edges
  2. Sand all over in one direction
  3. Sand all over in two directions for a linen look
  4. 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.

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Jo said...

I really like this card. I actually know someone that I could sent this card to becasue he always says fishing relaxes him.

Denise said...

Oh! I did not realize we were in the same unit. Too bad I'm out in Michigan -- I'd love to go to one of Chris's unit meetings.

I was in a technique swap last year, and the hostess had the 6x6 pages bound in a spiral binding. It's one of my favorite references; I need to join another swap like that!

Take care,

Belinda said...


I love everything that has to do with scrapbooking. Right now, my favorite tool is the Crop-A-Dile.

Wendy said...

Such a great masculine card and I really like how you used the sanading technique on it

Anonymous said...

I had to laugh when I got up the next morning and read your technique! I just love everything you can do with sanding! Thanks for another great post!