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I am LOVING Papertrey Ink’s weekly Make It Monday series!
It forces me to use simple techniques that I would otherwise overlook. It’s so easy to get into a crafting rut, using the same techniques over and over.
Each week I look forward to the Make it Monday challenge – and this week was no exception!
This week, the challenge is all about distressing – and this is one case where distressed is a good thing!!!
Papertrey Ink’s 110lb cardstock is a wonderful medium for creating distressed edges. The thickness of the paper can stand up to lots of distressing , resulting in fabulous depth that you can’t achieve with many other cardstock products (none that I know of, anyway)!
Here’s my distressed edge creation – I just love using color gradients and thought this was a great opportunity to incorporate this go-to-technique.
And, even though Autumn is a ways away – the colors really inspired an Autumn sentiment! I’ll be saving this card for when the cooler seasons come back around.
This card also marks a pretty momentous occasion in my cardmaking!
I am not a fan of bows on cards…. slowly but surely, I am breaking down! I love the casual look of this “half-bow” and I’m sure it’s only a matter of time before I start using full bows on my cards!
Here’s a close up of the embellishment and those distressed edges.
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Supplies (All Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Fillable Frames #7
Paper: Pure Poppy, Terracotta Tile, Orange Zest, Harvest Gold, Lemon Tart, Rustic Cream, Fine Linen
Ink: Vivid dye ink (Brown)
Other: Holiday Mix Vintage Buttons, jute twine