Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Cuttlebug Be Inspired Challenge 16: Distressing

Happy Wednesday Girls!! I hope today finds you healthy, happy and warm!! Today is another Be Inspired challenge over at the Cuttlebug Challenge blog. We were asked to make a distressed card! Well, those of you who read me regularly know I've been on a real "distressing" kick lately!!

I decided to make a card for my hubby for Valentine's Day next week. I'm so ahead of the game - yea me!! I also wanted to do something other than distress my edges. So I took an empty oatmeal box and painted it with some red metallic acrylic paint. After it dried, I ran it through my cuttlebug with the Heart Blocks embossing folder. I've never been a huge fan of hearts, but have really been digging them more and more lately! Then I took a sanding block and lightly sanded, to remove the paint on the raised portions; love how some of the kraft shows through in parts and how the paint loses it's metallic finish in others. I did distress the edges but decided I liked the crisp, clean sides better so I cut all that off. the hammer (Museum of Modern Rubber) is stamped in Chocolate Chip on my Kraft paper and trimmed out. I just hand wrote the sentiment, trimmed it and used a corner punch for the end. The hammer and the heart panel are popped up on dimensionals. This card is done. I think my hubby will get a kick out of it!

Now, be sure to stop by the rest of the girls blogs and see what they came up with! This team is full of the most amazing girls who do the most incredible things!! Follow the blog or add it to your reader - do something because you DO NOT want to miss a single post!



Mark you calendars for the Luv Bug weekend! You do not want to miss it!
We have the most exciting projects planned and a really fun blog hop too! Tons of inspiration plus some prizes!! It's the place to be this weekend!!



I'm so glad you stopped by today! I can't wait to see how you add distressing to your card this week. Be sure to link it up over at Cuttlebug Challenge so I can check it out! I'll have another post for today as well so don't hop away too far!!

17 comments:

Alison said...

Great card Cassie, I love this folder. Love what you have done.

Mrs J said...

So cute Cassie, I bet your hubby will love this! I love your distressed look and how you achieved it - will have to store that technique for future reference! Sweet sentiment too (I'm never brave enough to use my handwriting on a card!).
Hugs Mrs Jx

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Your card looks very stunning Cassie!! :) Love the distressed look to it!

Kimmie0270 said...

so freakin cute! Will have to lift this one!

Janna said...

Cassie this is awesome!! I never would have thought about an oatmeal box! This is so creative and I love the vintage feel to the hearts! I know your husband will love it! How fun is this luv bug weekend going to be I ask!!! I can't wait!! I am just so proud of you! You are an amazing talent and one of the nicest people I know!

Smiles,
janna

Danni said...

Oh my!! So, so clever!!! Love this!!

Trudi said...

What a great masculine vday card :) I love the technique you did for the distressing, there's so many textures going on. Great job!

Ashley said...

What a fabulous card!

Ann said...

This is such a cool card idea - just love the hammer and sentiment - they really made me smile.

Ann xxx

Karen said...

What a cute little hammer sentiment! I love all the hearts. Such an awesome Valentine's Day card, with all that distressing! Love it!!

Allison said...

fab card, think I will have to get that folder it is so cute
AllisonX

Eva said...

Ohhh...this is awesome!!!! Love how you distressed!

Sue at Stampndaly said...

Very neat card. I love the look.

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Oh, I totally love this!!! What a cool look with the metallic paint! I've got to try this!!!
hugs, Jami

..tina.. said...

I love your work, Cassie!

AMY said...

This Card is sooo cute! I mayyyy have to lift this one! My hubby would love it!
-Amy

titisonia said...

very wonderful card
i love your stamp