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Friday, July 24, 2009

A Distressed Card With SU only!


I finally went to the eye doctor (it has been 6 years) and ordered new glasses. My vision changed a little but everything was fine. However, I DO NOT LIKE my new glasses. I am not sure what the exact problem is but I just know they are not right-UGH!! The last ones were pretty much perfect from the time I put them on. They are guaranteed but if you don't know what is wrong how do you explain it to the eye people???? Of course they say, "Give it a little time-they are a different prescription. . ." I think they are giving me a headache-not sure if it is the glasses, the new medicine I am on or just that I am annoyed that my new glasses aren't perfect like the last ones!!!!! Okay-venting is over on to the card.

This is a CASE of a card by Lisa Somerville. It was published in Stampin' Success in July. Mainl
y I wanted to make this card to show that it is possible to create a distressed or aged look using SU products only. I think we associate a certain style with a certain product line and actually it is more how those products are used.

I made the background by first stamping the flourish from the Friends 24/7 stamp set in white craft ink and embossing it with white EP on Naturals White paper. I then took Old Olive, Cameo Coral, and Creamy Caramel ink pads and swiped them across the the paper. I spritzed a little water to make the ink bleed a little and not show the lines from swiping the ink pads. Don't use very much water or your colors will make "mud". I wiped the ink off the embossed images and then rolled the Friends wheel in Chocolate Chip over the entire paper. The edges of the layers were distressed using the Distresser found in the SU Cutter Kit.


17 comments:

My lifes inky escape and more said...

What a gorgeous card! Love it!

Marie said...

Beautiful card! Love your hand stamped background!! Fantastic!!!

kandicepope said...

Beautiful card! I love this set. It's on my wish list.

Lois said...

Beautiful! You did a great job on the distressing and everything. TFS

Jackie said...

Your card came out beautiful Rhonda...I love it!

steph Herbert said...

Very cool! I am gonna have to try this. I love the layers of ink. Good luck with your glasses.

Shari Nelson said...

Very nice background. Thanks for the instructions!

Dana Hatch said...

Awesome background! Thanks for sharing!

Kathleen said...

What a great idea with the background. Thanks for sharing all these great tips!

Vicki said...

Really nice, love that set!!!

trisha too said...

that is SO pretty!

Lynzart said...

Love the distressed look!

trisha too said...

hey! i wanted to say happy birthday, on your birthday, but of course i forgot.

at least i'm still in the right month!

have fun at reunion!

:)

Elizabeth said...

Lovely card and very inspirational. You are right, I think of SU as 'clean' but the products can create great distressed looks.

Hope you are getting on better with your eyeglasses.

RoseOhio said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love the rich colors and the distressing! Fab!

Lisa R said...

So pretty and a great technique...I will have to try this one myself!
Lisa

Maria (Inky Stamper) said...

this is simply beautiful - love hoe everything comes together (your colors, layout, prints, texture - just beautiful!

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