Monday, 30 May 2011

First Attempt at Distressing!

I've never tried distressing the edges of paper before and decided to give it a go on this, and I'm quite pleased with the results! The Christmas Challenge this week asks for:

Blue and White

I've used tiny bits of other colours (couldn't not do as they were already on the paper!) but primarily white / silver and turquoise / blue. The paper is from Dovecraft Let It Snow 4.5 x 6.5 paper stack and its been layered onto a silver card blank. Not sure if you can see, but I've doodled a fine white line around the edge of the card blank with a white gel pen.

I've also added a bit of stitching across the top of the paper for a bit more distressing. The gems are from my stash - the large silver one is from the Poundshop along with the wooden glittered snowflake. The ribbon is from Stampin' Up and I've added extra 'legs' to the bow.

This also fits the following challenges:

Paper Romance: Distressing
Christmas Card Challenges: Snowflakes
Paper Sundaes: Vintage or Shabby Chic

  • Paper: Dovecraft Let It Snow
  • Large gem and Snowflake: Poundshop
  • Ribbon: Stampin' Up
  • Everything else: My stash


  1. beautiful creation and perfect for our celebrations at the Winter Wonderland this week
    Hugs Kate xx

  2. Really pretty Ruth. Love the touch of bling.

  3. GREAT distressing and a great card! So pretty.

  4. simple but very effectful

  5. This is a great Christmas card! Thanks for joining in the 2nd Birthday celebrations at Winter Wonderland this week.
    hugs Lynsey x

  6. Great card, love the rhinestones on the snowflake!
    Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

    Alica ;)

  7. Wonderful card, love the distressing! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Sundaes!


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