Hello! This week, the White Rose Crafts Design Team is sharing projects that feature “distressing.” Not just Distress Inks and Oxides (though of course we love them!), but beyond those products. I decided to work with an embossing folder as my jumping off point. I really love the Thin Tree Trunks folder, and I knew it would be perfect to distress.
I used an old piece of white core cardstock cardstock from my stash, but you can go HERE to see all of the options from Core’dinations (not white core) that are available in the White Rose Crafts store. Many of them would be great for this technique. After I ran the cardstock through my die cut machine, I used some sandpaper to gently remove the top layer of color, to reveal the white underneath. This is a really simple way to add distressing to your paper crafts.
Next, I spritzed my embossed layer with Sheer Shimmer Spritz in Sparkle, which you can see in the above photo. I love how shimmery it looks! Another simple way to add distressing is by simply tearing cardstock. I took some Kraft paper and tore it on both sides to use as a sentiment strip. You can take this a step further by inking the edges, but I chose to skip that on this card.
I chose a piece of patterned paper from Kaisercraft’s Kaleidoscope paper pad to use as my bottom layer. It already looks a bit distressed, so I didn’t need to add anything to it. I popped my embossed layer up with foam tape, stamped my sentiment (from Lawn Fawn’s Thanks a Latte stamp set) with Twilight VersaFine Clair Ink, and then added some Nuvo Jewel Drops in Sea Breeze to the front panel.
What ways do you like to add distressing to your projects? I think that the distressing I used today are some of the simplest, but they also have a lot of impact. Plus, this is a quick card to mass produce, which makes it ideal for holiday cards. Please be sure to stop by the White Rose Crafts shop to see all of the available embossing folders that you can add to your collection. Don’t forget to use my code, “Alison 15” to save 15% off of your purchase. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!