More Christmas Distress Cards

Here’s my November Craft Club project – more distressing and emboss resist work, this time using two colours direct to the card, and a tag thrown in too:

And here’s how to do the same:

  1. Choose your design – if it is to be in line with the colour stripe, mask the card first; if it is to overflow the colour stripe, emboss first
  2. Stamp your design with Versamark or other clear embossing ink and heat emboss with a clear sparkly embossing powder – this forms your resist layer
  3. Mask your card/tag with low tack masking tape or large post-it note
  4. Apply distress ink with a foam applicator, working from the masking tape into the stripe – aim for a dark area next to the masked area, and light in the middle
  5. Apply distress ink with another colour in the same way, either blending in the middle or leaving a slight white band in the middle
  6. Wipe over the coloured area with a dry tissue to remove any ink sticking to the embossing
  7. Add embellishments as desired.

Colour combinations to try: Dusty Concord with Chipped Sapphire; Tumbled Glass with Stormy Sky; Shappy Shutters.

Stamps to try (if you can find some of them!): 95892 from Inkadinkadoo (as seen on the tag above) H128 from Great Impressions (Centralia, WA) P1603R from Personal Impressions Mini Holidays CMS066 from Stampers Anonymous. Text stamps are our own design – contact me if you’d like to order them.

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