I’ve been working with French Foliage, the set from the upcoming Stampin’ Up! Holiday Mini Catalog, and I stamped a very typical motif for me: the triplet. The stamped panel has been sitting on the table for several days awaiting further inspiration, but with an early birthday party tomorrow night, I thought I’d better finish the card.
And while I was at it, I thought I’d experiment with something I got with my first new catalog order: the Distressing Essentials kit. This was really intriguing to me, as I’ve never done much distressing of any kind. To beat up the edge of card stock does not come naturally! Even sponging the edge is a stretch. Urged on by one of my stampers, I ordered the kit.
And last night I took the plunge, thanks to a demonstrator training video from Stampin’ Up! The key is to wet the card stock before using the distressing inks. Of course, my card stock was already stamped, so the water caused some blurring (which is actually very attractive). This would make a good tutorial, wouldn’t it?
I dug out the further distressed Old Olive mat from my scraps, this time created with the Texturz plate. I think we made a camp card with it … a year ago?
Stamps: French Foliage
Ink: Old Olive, Distressing Ink (Tea Stain)
Paper: Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
Other: Big Shot and Texture Plates Kit #4 (Distressed), Hemp Twine, Stampin’ Dimensionals