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Sunday, 2 August 2009

Simon Says Let's get Distressing!






The challenge this week at Simon Says is 'Let's Get Distressing'. This card is very different from my normal style. I used a Create-a-Scene set called 'Countryside'. Firstly, I used a few different shades of distress inks for the background, then I stamped the images over the top where i thought they might look best, in walnut stain distress ink, adding little bits on a paintbrush for shadows. Matted onto chocolate brown pearl card and added some brown gems in the corners. The background for the sentiment was done in the same way, but then I added some ribbon and a topper which I cut up, distressed and coloured the buttons. This is the first time I've used these stamps, and I'm quite pleased with the result, especially as male birthday cards aren't the easiest to do.

6 comments:

Hope Jacare said...

A great card for a man - love the imagery and effects!

Mephisto said...

Hi,
thats a brilliant Work!
Thanks for joining in the SimonSaysChallenge!

Hugs
Domi

Cheryl said...

wow brilliant work hun my hubbie would love this as he drives a tractor and works on the farm love it love cheryl xxxxx

Hope Jacare said...

A wee something at mine for you Julie! x

SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Neat!

I love the monochromatic look!

Thanks again for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

<3,
Steph

Crafty Critter said...

Fantastic card, love the stamps, never heard of them but i want them now lol.

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