Sunday, March 15, 2020

"Distressed Much" - CTMH Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to this month's Technique Blog Hop where we highlight a papercrafting technique using Close To My Heart products. This month participants can interpret the theme of "Distressed Much?" If you are coming from Katy's Blog, you are on the right track. You will find a complete list of participants at the bottom of this post. 

With the release of this NEW Idea Book, I was excited to try the stamp set in the new Seas the Day - Cardmaking Workshop Kit
This CUTE stamp set contains some FUN sea-related images and punny sentiments. (It is only available by purchasing this kit.) Click on this link to see other card ideas the stamp set in greater detail.

For my "distressed" look I decided to incorporate paper-tearing and the Under-the-Sea Embossing Folder. After running the folder through the Cuttlebug, I used a sanding block to remove some of the paper color. Because our cardstock has a white core (which allows for some fun techniques), it gave a nice distressed look. 

"Reverse kissing", another stamping technique, was done on the whale. The whale was inked up in Sapphire ink and then the small heart image was stamped onto it, without inking it up first. By doing so, the heart removed some of the ink on the whale to reveal the image. Fun, right?! 

Oh! And did you see that I stamped on the White Ribbon? I did so using Smoothie Ink. I'm looking forward to creating additional cards using this stamp set. 

Make your way around to Brandi's Blog to see what artwork creation she has to share with you. Consider leaving a comment before you do. Happy hoppin'!

1. Melissa Robinson *YOU ARE HERE*


  1. Adorable card. Love everything; the embossed under the sea sanding, paper tearing and ribbon stamping.

  2. Such a sweet card - love the techniques you used.

  3. Your card is really cute! Paper tearing and this paper just go together! I love the sanding on the embossing folder too!

  4. Very cute card. Your distressing techniques are perfect for your theme.

  5. So cute! I love the hearts on the ribbon too!


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