Thursday, 10 February 2011

Distressing mode continues

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Can you tell I’m in distressing mode at the moment? And that I’m loving lots of neutrals with just a splash of red?

I was rooting around in the stamping cupboard and found my old rub-ons. I have no idea why I haven’t used them, because they’re very easy and give a beautiful, crisp finish. I wondered what they’d look like applied to Newsprint Designer Series Paper.

The answer is this. After applying the rub-on, I sponged some Soft Suede ink around the edges of the paper (this was before my Distressing Essentials kit arrived) and distressed the edges of the paper, as well as the Soft Suede and Early Espresso layers.

I applied some smaller rub-on flowers to the Crumb Cake card base and used the direct-to-paper method to add some Crumb Cake ink, too. There’s more direct-to-paper on the Cherry Cobbler strip at the bottom.

It was still lacking something so I added some more Newsprint, ribbon, a scalloped edged strip of Early Espresso and, finally, a greeting punched out with the Modern Label punch, overlaid on a slightly offset Modern Label in Cherry Cobbler. There’s a hole punched in both with the Crop-A-Dile™, so I could tie some taffeta ribbon through.

Stamps: Party This Way
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler
Paper: Newsprint
Ink: Soft Suede, Early Espresso
Accessories: Hidden Garden Blossoms rub-ons, Modern Label Punch, Crop-A-Dile™ , 1/8” Taffeta Ribbon – Early Espresso, Scallop Edge Punch

All products by Stampin' Up!®


  1. Stunning project - I'd never have thought to apply them to newsprint but they look amazing!

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  3. Just gorgeous, Helen! Love the way you used this set with the distressing. I haven't seen this set used this way ever, and I really like it a lot! Thanks for the inspiration! :)


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