Saturday, December 5, 2009

Distressed Notecards

I watched a great video from Two Peas the other night on distressing techniques. It is the Week 2 video from Fall Stamp camp.

One thing I had not tried before was to apply distressing ink colors to a paper, then stamp and emboss a clear image. Afterwards, apply more distressing ink. The clear stamped image will show the original color through. That's the technique I did on the frames above and I love it!!!

These cards were a great way to use some cool stuff I had on hand and out for other projects. The pointed square cuts and frames were left from the coasters I did this week. I cut some frames the wrong size so I had these extra. The centers are what are left from the ones I cut the right size. They were in just plain white cardstock but I hated to throw such pretty designs away.

The designer paper is Basic Grey from their Perpiphery collection. I've had it out for some scrapbooking. I did pull the blue ribbon from my stash. It is a polka dot just turned so the white dots don't show. These are good colors for "C" these cards go to.

I even had the Lovely Letters set still out. Now I have slightly less stuff to put away and some pretty note cards for one more customer appreciation gift.

Ingredients: Stamps: Lovely Letters by Stampin' Up!; Flourishes by Paper Studio

DSP: Periphery Collection from Basic Grey

Ink: Versamark; Soft Suede, Not Quite Navy, Brocade Blue, Bordering Blue by SU!

Ribbon: Peripery Collection by Basic Grey and blue from Hobby Lobby

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