21 February 2010

First attempt at distressing

I always love the look of distressing when I see it on other peoples cards so I decided it was time to bite the bullet and have a go myself. I've used a cream cloudy effect paper, embossed with a cuttlebug folder (think its called scripture) and then torn the edges, inked all around and also on top of the raised writing. Underneath is paper from my basic grey porcelain pack, also torn, and I've also inked the edges of the white card blank to make them brown. The sentiment is a personal impressions stamp, covered in glossy accents (I must get some of that sepia accents as it would have been great for this card!). I don't know where I got the ribbon but as soon as I saw it I knew it was perfect! Had lots of fun making this and I am quite pleased with the end result, good for a male card I think ;) Thanks for looking!

18 comments:

Marg said...

That's a lovely card Gemma, as you say, so right for a man.

dragonllew said...

That looks fab well done for having a go at distressing.

Ali said...

First attempt??? It looks brilliant. I have never tried distressing - dont think I would know where to start ;)

flourgirl said...

Thats quite a different style for you Gemm, but its fabulous! I love it!! xx

The Wife said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous card and what a pleasure for someone to receive it.

bunbun2 said...

wow that is gorgeous Gemma! x

Antonia said...

That is beautiful I cant believe its your first attempt at distressing, Where do you go from there? x

alee81 said...

wow, this is lovely. when i tried distressing it looked like i'd pulled it out the bin!

qwiksave said...

Well done for having a go at distressing Gemma, and I agree its great fun! This card reminds me of an easter egg, all those brown colours. qwiksave x

furrypig said...

Fab card! I love that scripture embossing folder will have to get saving for that one! Brown is my fav colour so I love it even more!

Rainmac said...

Gorgeous card Gemm, I love the tones and shades and your distressing is the business xxx

PepPop said...

Lovely card and wow your distressing is fab. Love the way you inked the embossed writing it looks so effective. Jaqui x

Glittermum said...

Wow - that looks great. I think you might have insired me to get distressing!

Happy Days said...

Lovely card. I love the scripture embossing it's fantastic. x

ChallenCharms said...

Looks good to me. Well done!

Rusty said...

Wow beautiful card gemm, love it all xx

Thriftyscotslass said...

Fantastic card, absolutely gorgeous. I love the sentiment. Well done Gemm xxx

Susan (aka TomsMom) said...

This is lovely. I love the way you've inked the writing.