Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Sanded and distressed christmas trees.....

Over on the Simon says stamps and show blog this weeks challenge is sading and distressing. And yes, Ihave made yet another christmas card!

I wanted to try out the new Tim Holtz embossing folder and stuck it in my bigshot with some core'dinations whitewash, Then afterwards sanded the embossed trees. It didn't quite stand out enough so I went over with some forest moss distress ink and I totally love the outcome. The stamped words are from my new darkroom door reindeer set. I liked this card so much I really wanna be able to offer it to buy so I must be able to produce lots of them. Yet I can't find the whitewash card in just green single sheets anywhere (any ideas?).

I made the card again just using green card and inking it, no sanding this time.
I lime this card too but in comparison the one with the whitewash card is much nicer.
This one on the right is less messy cause there is no sanding involved, it's therefore also quicker to make.

Maybe the trick is to not show anyone the top card and just offer this one to people. They will never know the other one was prettier.

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  1. Two fabulous cards, but since you showed me the first one, I like it better! I like the texture of the core'dinations, but really that are both wonderfu. Terrific job on the distress challenge. So happy you were able to join in the fun with us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

  2. Love both cards. I really should be using these challenges to get ahead on my Christmas cards, too....!!

  3. These are both very pretty!! I really should be making some Christmas cards of my own ... *lol*

    Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge blog!

  4. both cards are just FAB girl!!!

    thanks bunches for playing along with the Design Teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!!

  5. I love those tall trees! Great card and pretty greens!!

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!