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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

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26 thoughts on “Distressed Edges Card

  1. Pretty card! I love half bows,too, but I usually forget them when i’m making bows (which I too much!). Great colors on this card,also.

  2. Wow, this is a beautiful card. If I could do distressing like this I would be in my craft room right now getting down to business. Your choice of colors for the card and the photo background is so striking. You have such an eye for color.

    **June K.**

  3. In case you didn’t know, you really rocked the colors and distressing with this card. 😉
    I loved the way you distressed those papers. I am gonna have to practice some more. Also, I’ve never thought to do a half bow and it looks really good the way you did it! So welcome to the dark side, my friend. Bows or bust!!!!

  4. How simple and unique and effective!! I love your distressing of the edges of those gorgeous colours Amber and the half-bow…..I’ve never seen anythink like it – SOOOOO cute!! I love the sentiment and we’ve just turned the corner into Autumn over here. YAY!! xx

  5. This card is simply STUNNING! I love the colors, the cute buttons, the stamps, all of it. I actually, from a far, thought that your distressed cardstock was sheer ribbon! You truly did an awesome job on this card 🙂

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