Make It Mondays #5 – Distressing Edges

By Taheerah | 8th March 2011 | 9 Comments

Hey everyone!

I’m back quickly tonight to post a card for the Make It Mondays Challenge.

This week’s challenge is to feature distressed edges on a card.  This ties in so well with my vintage kick so I had to play along at least one!  Here’s what I came up with:

I’m cheating a little as I created this card sometime towards the end of last year but just never got around to posting it!  But I think it fits, and hopefully I will get to create more for this challenge too!

I started with a Terracotta Tile card base.  The main panel is Rustic Cream cardstock, and the edges were distressed with my Heidi Swapp Paper Distresser, before inking into the edges with VintageTouch Tea Dye Duo.  I love doing this to distressed edges to just highlight them a bit more.

The panel was stamped with Background Basics: Text Style II with CTMH Bamboo, CTMH Buttercup and Terracotta Tile inks.  I added a lace detail strip from an ‘other company’ stamp set with CTMH Bamboo and Terracotta Tile inks, then swiped Tea Dye Duo over the Terracotta Tile part to really smoosh the design.

I then added the image from Year of Flowers: Morning Glories using the CTMH Bamboo ink.  I added the flourishes from Embellishments using New Leaf ink.  I then stamped the flowers from the same set onto Harvest Gold cardstock using Scarlet Jewel ink and overstamped the flourishes using Orange Zest ink.  The flowers were cut out and adhered over the original image using varying levels of Pinflair Glue Gel.

The frame was created using the Mat Stack 4 and Fillable Frames #8 dies using Harvest Gold cardstock, before overstamping the flourish from Embellishments using Scarlet Jewel inks and edging  with Orange Zest, Terracotta Tile and Scarlet Jewel inks.  I ‘dirtied’ a piece of New Leaf satin ribbon using Terracotta Tile and Orange Zest inks before tying it to the frame in a bow.  The frame was adhered with quite a bit of depth off the base using more Pinflair.  I finished the design off with a few brown KaiserCraft rhinestones.

So there you have it!  Quite an unusual colour combo for me but I think it works!  I originally made this for the Embellish Magazine Challenge when the theme was these colours plus vintage – a long time ago!  I’d love to know what you think of this creation.  Thanks for stopping by!

9 thoughts on “Make It Mondays #5 – Distressing Edges”

  1. Beautiful card! I've never seen the mat stack & frame used to make a frame – I love it and will definitely have to try that. So cool – thanks for sharing!

  2. Gorgeous T – so shabby chic! I am so envious of anyone who can "do" vintage – it's an enigma to me!!

    Thanks for joining in with us at A Passion For Papertrey.

    Caryn xxx

  3. LOVE this gorgeous vintage looking card T! Wow, you are so very talented. I could never come up with something like this. Beautiful work dear!

  4. What a unique colour combo that totally works! Love the frame you've created with the dies too!
    Y'know you could also enter this into our Paper Piecing challenge on our PTI blog too if you fancy it – no pressure though *wink*

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