Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Very Distressing........

Hi all

Don't panic this is crafty distressing not anything bad.....  This weeks challenge over at Just Magnolia is to distress your card. I have to admit that this is not a technique I use often, but I thought I would have a go and when I looked at the card at the end I actually realised I could claim three ways of distressing. Firstly the standard distressing with my scissors around the edge of the card and sanding the embossed snowflakes. Secondly, I used ink to distress the edges of the image and the tag, but finally the third use of distressing was........ wait for it........ colouring with distress inks...LOL corny eh!

I used the recipe over at LOTV (3 papers, 2 stamps and one embellie), the colour way at Creative Inspirations (Black and red) and the theme over at Simon Says Stamp - Thankfulness.  I don't half pack them in don't I !! LOL

Black and red always reminds me of Santa Claus so I thought I would make a thank you card that santa might leave someone who had left him some very tasty mince pies......  I remember being left little notes when I was a child, but then maybe I the only one....

The tag pulls out to reveal a mini version of the Magnolia Santa, that I just so happened to pick up at the NEC to match the full size one I bought last year.

Recipe: 214/365 Stamps: Magnolia - Santa delivering presents large & small. Papers: Imaginisce - Polar Expressions, Flannel PJ's, Red Rose coordinations, Black Pearl card. Sentiment from Craftwork Cards. ribbon from stash and finally of course a liberal slurp of Stardust stickles...

Thanks for looking


Sara xx


cats whiskers said...

Oh I love your take on the Thank you thats had really made me smile, fabulous card with beautiful colouring, thanks for joinign LOTV this week
Hugs Jacqui x

Unknown said...

Wow, cool card, I love the glitter around Santa's hat.... gorgeous card!!