Saturday, January 24, 2009

Distressed Edges




I had several comments regarding my distressed edges you've been seeing a lot of lately. I thought I would show you what I use to create them 99% of the time. I use one by Heidi Swapp but I know that there are others out there as well. Tim Holtz has one and Stampin Up has one as well. I bet there are others but these are the 3 that I'm aware of.
I just hold my paper in one hand and the distresser in the other, pulling quickly along the edges. You do want to make sure that you pull in the same direction on all edges so that it looks the same. Or not if you want to shake it up a bit. I like that I get really rough yet soft edges with this tool. OH - and try to do it over your trash can or you'll have paper fuzz everywhere!! LOL!! You can get a much less distressed look if you use your fingernail or if you don't pull as hard on the tool. Sometimes I go over an area again to "tear" the paper slightly so it'll fold up in spots.
Anyway, hope that answers the questions that some of you had!! Hope you have a beautiful Friday planned!!

14 comments:

Kimmie0270 said...

Now I need to find one. None of the scrappy stores in the area have one. Grrrr

Danni said...

Now I feel even worse, I have that and I can't get mine to look as neat as yours. Sigh. I guess I'll keep trying!

Eva said...

I will add the 4th to your list, I have the Making Memories one I bought years ago, but it does the same..hehehe. I love my distress tool as well!

the whimsical butterfly said...

Sadly, I have one of these and don't really know what to do w/ it LOL...so thanks!!!

Heather said...

Hi Cassie,

How funny I just posted a distressed edges card today, and you know what I have been using my Kitchen knifes to distress my edges until I get the SU tool.

I bought this one, and I really do not like it for some reason so I went back to my Kitchen Knife!!! LOL!!!!

Funny how we all have luck with different things in different ways!!!!

I have really enjoyed your blog lately and your sweet comments on my blog too!!!

Have a Great Day Cassie!!!!

Heather

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

I have one of these somewhere Cassy but have never used it, didn't really know what to do with it. Thank you for the inspiration will have to find it and have a play. Hugs Linda x

BettyBee said...

Cassie, I love the cards you used this on. You are one very talented and sweet lady. I want to take a moment to mention it especially, and thank you for the sweet comments you have made on my blog. I have a blog award for you that tells you how much I appreciate you :)
Have a wonderful day!
Hugs,
BettyBee

Ikki said...

Hi Cassie, just dropped by and looked at your work, very impressive and my are you a busy lady. Thanks for your lovely comments on my CB entry and also for your tips on Mr. Linky, apparently I managed to do it right, but I don't know how! But, thanks to you, I do NOW! Have a great weekend, BFN ikki xx

Janna said...

What a great tip. I always love when you distress your edges, but I never think about doing it! Thanks for the helpful hints too!

Smiles,
janna

Carly said...

*gasp* OK...you've got me hooked! I NEED this destresser now :) Love your distressed pink edges on your card a couple posts down. LOVE that LOOK!! :)

Maria Matter said...

Thanks for this info, Cassie! I love learning tips and techniques!
Blessings, Maria

Alison said...

Cassie - I didn't even know this sort of tool existed - how fabulous! I want one now!
Thanks for sharing!
Peace & love
Alison xx

PS - thanks for your lovely comments on my blog :)

Cindy said...

Thanks for sharing your secret, Cassie!

a.k.a. Amooretto said...

I love using my Ms. Pacman (distresser)!! hahaha