Todays card has been created for the Just Magnolia Challenge this week, its all to do with Distressing, Ive actually used one of the new Christmas images that I bought while visiting the NEC this weekend, and guess what for a change Ive used my Distressed Inks for colouring and for distressing the edges of not only my stamped image but also my sentiment. These were cut out with one of my Nestabilitie dies and then drawn around onto some brown glittery card and cut out larger ones for them to be mounted onto, I did distress the edges first with a piece of sandpaper, that might not be quite so easy to see.
The base card is my usual 8"x 8" white card with a first layer of the same brown card and one of three papers that I have used for this card, they are all from Donna's Bearly Mine Extreme Designs Cd, the first layer is a greeny brown paper in a distressed pattern, for the second and third layers, Ive torn the edges to give it a distressed feeling. Across the centre Ive again used the same brown card but popped it with a embossing folder through my cuttlebug, and then wrapped a piece of red/brown gold edged ribbon around it and attached it to the back.
On top of this I have stuck my mounted image and the greeting to the bottom right hand corner, to finish of I have punched out with some of the left over paper, two flowers that have been moulded and then stuck together with a pearl brad and spacer, then Ive punched out some brown leaves from the same colour paper as the mounts and arranged them in a circle in some silicone and popped the flowers on top.