Good Evening (or it may well be Good Morning by the time this post gets published as it's close to midnight here!)
I have spent a bit of time over the past couple of weeks having a go at distressing techniques and the vintage look in my cardmaking, and have realised I have a lot to learn!! I googled it and watched numerous videos on You Tube, and my first creation rivalled Frankenstein in HIS creation of a monster if I'm honest...quite gruesome!! It's actually one of my DT cards for an upcoming challenge, so look out for it, you WON'T miss it I can promise you that!
Today I have made another 2 cards, and I must say, I AM improving, especially since I don't have any special tools, (or even any proper distress inks for that matter!) I've used some grotty old ink pads that have seen better days and the blade of my scissors to do the distressing....here's card number 3:
I guess it's hard to see how I've distressed the edges of the DPs and card-mats in the pics, but I really did go to town with the scissors!!!
I made this card with a few challenges in mind, in particular Michelle Perkett Studios who are having a VINTAGE theme this week, AND are also giving away this wonderful image I've used for the card as a FREEBIE too!
I followed the sketch from this week's Cupcake Craft Challenge (see below.)
My DPs are digital, called a Touch of Elegance, and were purchased from ScrapBookingMad. I printed the 'Believe' senti straight onto the DP and coloured the image with Promarkers.
It is mounted using double layered foam pads for a real 3D effect. I cut some flourishes and added white flat-backed pearls (I always think pearls are kinda 'vintage.')
I also made my card with the following challenges in mind:
- Incy Wincy Designs #106 Recipe: 3 embellies (ribbon, charm & pearl,) 2 papers (pink and charcoal,) 1 image (dress.)
- Lia Stampz Challenge (new!) #1 - Add a Charm.
- Pollycraft #106 - Distressing.
- There She Goes - #120 Colour challenge (baby Pink, Black & coral...(I have used the 1st 2 colours.))
- Dream Valley #13 - Distressing.
- OSAAT #75 - Anything Goes.
- Designed to Delight - Colour Combo Pink & Black.