Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Crafty Card Makers and Woodware Shabby Chic or Distressed Card - Day 3

This week we have been looking at shabby Chic and distressed cards and are sponsoring the challenge at Crafty Cardmakers

One of the easiest  ways to distress is to emboss the card  and then use a sanding block to remove the surface, or by roughening the edges with a distressing tool to 'distress' the .edges.  I figured the  card I have made could be used for many occasions.

So here is my card

These are the items used

7'' x 7'' White base card
2 pieces of different black card both white cores
Francosie Collection Fancy Flower FRS207
Small piece of white card
2 Random embossing folders
Corner rounding punch
Black Pigma Micron pen
Cream adhesive vintage lace

This is how the card was made

1  Take the 7'' x 7'' Base card and fold in half

2  Take one of the pieces of black card  and cut 2 smaller pieces of card and next take the second piece of black card and cut a slightly larger square and finally with the small piece of white card cut a square that  will leave a border showing on the black larger black square. You will also need to cut 2 strips of one of the black cards

3  Before going any further use the corner rounder and round all the corners on all four pieces. 

4  Using one of the embossing folders and the 2 smaller black square and emboss.  Use the other folder and the larger black square and emboss.

5  Use a sanding block and gently rub over the surface of the embossed squares.  Then use the distressing tool  and run this along the edges  to give a rough texture to the edge. The 2 strips are also distressed with the tool along the long edges.

6  At this point I put the card together as far as I could.  The strips are attached top and bottom about 1/8th inch from the edges..Along these strips place the adhesive lace, cut off at the edge of the card.  The smaller squares are placed centrally about 1/8th inch from each side, the larger black is attached using either 3D foam or silicone glue.

7  The final stages are using the white square.  Take a black Momento ink pad and stamp the flower image, only ink the flower don't include the stem and leaves.The image should be stamped on the diagonal of the square.

8  Its now time to doodle and colour areas of the flower, as you can see in the picture above.

The doodles were not complicated as some of the areas are very tiny.  The last thing is to attach the white panel to the central black square, and again I used silicone glue to get dimension.

There you have the card, to be honest I don't do distressed but I think with this card I managed and enjoyed the process.

Thanks for stopping by, for more ideas and inspiration check out the  Woodware blog and d
on't forget to check out the Crafty Cardmakers blog and play along with us all..


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