Friday, February 18, 2011

Distressed Masculine Birthday Card - Challenge 108

The challenge - making masculine cards- is a timely one for me.  Craft fairs and farmers markets are starting soon, and these cards will be on my table.  I don't know how many times I have heard someone say "It's so hard to find a nice card for a guy!"  Well, I'm going to have lots of them.
I made this card a little differently.  As I started to put the card together, I got the idea to distress the elements of the card i.e. make it look old.
I did this by rolling the very vanilla cardstock in a ball and then unraveling it, leaving the crinkle lines.  Before I did that I used the background texturz plate to provide some texture and interest.
The edges were torn and folded in one corner, then further distressed by running the edge of a pair of scissors along the edges.  Chocolate chip ink was sponged on the edges and lightly rubbed on the entire front of the Very Vanilla panel - just to lightly highlight the pattern left by the texturz plate.
I distressed the other edges in the same manner.
The 1/8" very vanilla ribbon was aged by rubbing chocolate chip ink on both sides - then I shredded the ends.

Stamps: In Wilderness, Buttons, Button, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Inks: Chocolate Chip
Papers: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Newsprint Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Background Texturz Plate, 1/2" round punch, 2 1/2" circle punch, Scallop border punch, 1/8" very vanilla ribbon. stampin dimensionals

The buttons were made by stamping one of the buttons from the "Button, Button" stamp set with Chocolate chip ink.  It was punched out with a 1/2" round punch along with 3 chocolate chip circles.  The layers were glued together with crystal effects and applied to the card with a glue dot
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