Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Distressed Color Blocking



Every other month I get a wonderful publication called Technique Junkies - they have some wonderful (and some that I don't care for) new techniques and I try to make at least one if not more of the new techniques. This month I made 2 and used the technique called distressed color blocking. Easy Easy to do and I love the results especially with the Hope Perches card. For the Happy Trails card I used distress ink Brushed Corduroy and Vintage Photo, DP from a mat stack Pet Stack by DCWV and loved the western feel it had. I punched the bottom of the DP with a "rope" punch . I had a piece of leather so I stamped the horseshoes on it with Staz-On and used it as an embellishment. I used some really tacky glue that my friend Pat gave me. A little scrappers floss and the card is done. I have wanted this set forever and in fact have borrowed,and begged stamped images from this set so I finally decided to go ahead and get it.
The Hope Perches card is from a hostess level B set and it had never seen ink but I am thinking it is going to see more now. I used Crushed Olive and Peeled Paint distress inks along with DP from Me and My Big Idea. I cut the focal image with labels 1, layered on a wine color mat then on the DP, it still needed a bit more so I tied a lt gold satin ribbon to the side and I think it just tied all the colors together. This one is for my cancer patient that I send cards to through Chemo Angels.

5 comments:

Teresa Jenkins said...

It's so fun to try new techniques! Love your cards, such a neat way to distress.

Patti J said...

Woweeeeeee! These turned out amazing! Love them both, they are the same technique, but so different! You rocked this one, dear friend!

Laurie Unger said...

Cool technique! the top one is my favorite of the two, but both are great! Gonna have to try this!

Chelsea said...

Great cards. Love these images with that technique!

StampinCarol said...

I haven't tried this technique yet. Your cards are great! I'll have to give it a try!