Thursday, 28 March 2013

Distress, Distress and more Distress....


This is the card that I made for the challenge this week at Pals Paper Arts

I have gone a little bit on the grunge side for this card, using the Early Espresso Core'dinations cardstock embossed with the Honeycomb Embossing Folder and distressed using the Stampin' Sanding block for the background.  This has been matted on to a piece of First Edition Specialty DSP and adhered to the base card in Soft Suede.  Soft Suede is the ink that I have used to distress all the edges of the flowers, tape measure pieces and the tickets.   All the other stamping was done using Early Espresso.

The flower was made using the First Edition Specialty DSP and Canvas Creations, Linen thread, Naturals Designer buttons, Blossom Punch and Blossom Party Originals die.  Stamps used are the Measuring Stick Stampin' Builder Wheel and That's the Ticket.  The tickets were punched out with the Ticket Duo Builder punch.

I took a bit of licence with the sketch as I wanted to show case the tape measure pieces behind the flower and they disappeared if a piece was put over the top, so hopefully all is okay, but if not I had fun.

This is the sketch by Margaret Moody that the challenge is based on:


  1. GREAT card, Carolyn - I love it!

  2. An awesome card, Carolyn! I love the vintage feel! Thanks for playing with the Pals at Pals Paper Arts!

  3. Your card is wonderful, Carolyn. I love how you used the tape measure and the Canvas Creations. I has lots of textures going on. Thanks for joining us at the Pals Paper Arts.

  4. Wow, Carolyn! This card is absolutely stunning! I love the layers of the flower and the tools and accessories used are perfect. Thanks for sharing with us at Pals Paper Arts this week!

  5. I LOVE this...definitely deserving of a PPA win! Congrats!

  6. So classy and clever. The measuring tape is the perfect element for this sketch and your theme. Congrats on being a PPA top pick!

  7. Beautiful card! Definitely deserved "Top Pick"!



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