Tuesday, April 7, 2009

CAS09- Get Distressed!

For Monday's Clean & Simple challenge on Splitcoast we were to do some distressing on our card. No problem! I'm all about distressing. The other night I woke up in the middle of the night and had a very clear vision of a card in my mind that I really wanted to do. I didn't get up and sketch it like I should have so this is only slightly similar.

For the distressing I obviously roughed up the edges, but I also randomly wheeled around the stamped image with the Rough Texture Jumbo Wheel (retired I think) with some Creamy Caramel. The grass & flowers were stamped in Versamark and then chalked with a cotton ball. Colors are Old Olive, some Garden Green, Rose Red and Chocolate Chip. It is so nice to have the Stampin' Pastels come in SU's 48 colors! The sentiment, from Fifth Avenue Floral is stamped in Chocolate ink. Lastly I taped the ribbon on the backside of the paper and tied some linen thread in a knot for a neat new look.

That's it. I know I don't have a lot of white space, as most CAS cards do, but this is one layer, quick and a very simple technique used. For my definition this is pretty Clean & Simple.

Thanks for stopping by! I'd be interested to see what you've done lately! Link back here so I can take a look!


  1. simply beautiful! thanks for sharing!

  2. It is clean and simple and ver lovely. I think I will copy it. Thanks.

  3. okay, you rocked this! what a fabulous card (hey, I forgot about that wheel!). love it!


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