Thursday, 30 September 2010

A Distressed Christmas

I thought this could work for the current Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge, which is distressed/sanded. This card has both
It started along the lines of Tim Holtz Tag # 3 from last year (plaid backgound using glossy card and alcohol inks - great fun)
I then stamped over it, and when the ink was dry I sanded it in places. It made the ink fade, but left a mess of ink on my sanding block :(
The edges of the card have been distressed with the Tonic Edge Distressor. The frame is coloured with distress ink, then overstamped.


  1. This is truly spectacular. Love all the technique involved.

  2. Oh wowzers Trish this is a beauty!
    Love those fabulous colours and your frame is gorgeous!
    Wonderful creation!
    kim x

  3. It's gorgeous - love the colors you chose for the plaid look.

  4. The colors of your card just pop--so pretty, and I love the distressing and raffia embellishment.

  5. OMW...this is just STUNNING!!! the colors...oh just EVERYTHING!

    thanks bunches for playing along with the Design Teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!!

  6. I love those colors!! The frame is really nice too!

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!


  7. Hi Trish, Love the colours and details like the raffia and the frame. Great card!

  8. Beautiful! Gotta love those rich, deep shades of alcohol inks. The raffia is a great finishing touch. Terrific job on the distress/sand challenge. So happy you were able to join in the fun with us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

  9. Wow!! I love the card. So out of the ordinary for Christmas. Love the colors. Beautiful job.

  10. very nice card

  11. This is beautiful Trish!! Stunning colours!!


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