Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Quick & Easy Distressing Tutorial

Good Morning Friends!

Today we have a quick and easy tutorial from design team member, Khristen Foss.  Here's a super simple way to give your card a distressed look without using a single, fancy distressing tool! All you need is your exacto knife, a box cutter or even a pair of scissors.

To start, choose the patterned paper you wish to use. Don't forget to distress the mats behind the image and sentiment as well. Take your craft knife, razor blade edge, or one edge on a pair of scissors of any form and rub it lightly against the edge of the paper:

That's it! It's nice to use the blade at an angle in order to assure you don't tear into the paper, depending on the look you want on your card.  
 Don't you think the little slip-ups add more character to the distressed feel of this card? Khristen used the adorable image and sentiment from the Brambly Hedge - A Spring Story EZ Mount Stamp set.

She also used the following Spectrum Noir pens to color the image: TN1, TN2, TN3 (wagon); GB8, GB9, GB10 (mommy mouse); TN3, TN5, TN7 (baby mouse); TB1, TB2 (mom's dress); GB1, GB3 (hat); GB3 (apron); PP1, PP3 (flowers); IG2 (shadows on apron); JG1, JG2 (grass).

There you have it! See how easy it is to distress edges using the tools you already have on hand?  Make sure you keep checking here on our blog, visit our Facebook page, and follow us on Twitter for more sneak peeks, inspirations, and news!

1 comment:

Mary Ann said...

Very pretty card!Thank you for sharing!!!