Sunday, October 6, 2013

So Distressing!

What do you think about deconstruction and the latest craze of distressed looks?  

Personally, I love it.  I love to distress things and make them look old and grungy - especially cards!

When I saw the Signs of Distress challenge for the Cute Card Thursday, I had to get in on it.
      Even the inside of the card got in on the distressed         action . . . 
      What could be more fun than that?

      Well, I got super lucky and the RetroSketches challenge was absolutely perfect for the Tape It stamp set.  I love this stamp set since it looks just like Washi Tape.

WhooHoo!  Pay dirt!  Love this sketch.
It's been the perfect start to the week.  And it's a card that can truly be for a guy or gal.  I was told by my men in the house that it's not at all "girly".  Finally!
      I've been trying to make a card that was "guy-approved" for a while here.
So there we go.  Two challenges - one card.  Please be sure to check out the other fantastic cards at these challenges.

What I used:
Stamp sets - Tape It (#130712 - wood; 130715 - clear), Petite Pairs (#128706 - wood; 122497 - clear), and Gorgeous Grunge (#130514 - wood; #130517 - clear)
Card stock - Crumb Cake (#120953), Very Vanilla (#101650), Early Espresso (#119686)
Inks - Cajun Craze (#126965), Early Espresso (#126974), Crumb Cake (#126975), Tangerine Tango (#126946)
Punches - 1" Square (#124094), Postage Stamp (#122344)
Adhesives - SNAIL (#104332), Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430)
Other Nifty Stuff - Stamping Sponges (#103954), Stampin' Trimmer (#126889), Simply Scored Scoring Tool (#122334)

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  1. I love this stamp set, and it's absolutely prefect for this sketch! What a great card :)

    1. You had a wonderful sketch, Katie. Thanks so much.


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