Saturday, March 16, 2013

Distressing Step x Step

Hello Glitz peeps, I am sharing a quick and easy way to distress your cards.  I really like the personality it gives a card; the shabby, vintage look that I adore!

I use a tiny scrap piece of paper to distress and layer, if you like adding a little summin, summin this is a great way to do it.  It is a easy way to add a splash of color too.  I distress the two sides that will be shown, I distressed three sides on this one, wasn't thinking...there is no need to do that.

On the side, I tore a piece a little deeper into the card, luv this look!

Here is the distressing tool I used on this card.  I have many ways of distressing I use a file sometimes, a sanding block, and I have been known to use my fingernail

Here is the back of the card with the two tiny pieces of scraps glued down.  No need to use a whole sheet of paper, use up those scraps!

 Here is the final card with the edges distressed and the corner curled down, totally cute!

Another card showing a piece completely torn out on the corner.  On the right side of this card, I have torn the designer paper away from the back side to show even more rawness of the paper. There are lots of ways to distress, let's your imagination run wild!

Supplies Used:
Glitz Designer Paper: Love You Madly
Glitz What Nots: Love You Madly

Supplies Used:
Glitz Designer Paper: Love You Madly and Uncharted Waters
Glitz What Nots: Love You Madly
Glitz Giant Rhinestones; Love You Madly

Have a wonderful day, be sure to sprinkle it with a little Glitz!

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  1. love this effect, thanks for the suggestions :) lainey x

  2. How pretty! I love the distressed look! I received my stamps today! I lvoe them all! Thank you again so much for the candy! :) Nancee

  3. Wonderful creation. Your distressing is fabulous - something I struggle with. Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky this week. Pat K.x

  4. Great card. Thanks for joining us at FnF :)

  5. This is so pretty Teresa,thanks for joining CCT this week!
    Hugs Heidy

  6. These cards are so neat! Thanks for a step x step on your distressing style.


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