Thursday, November 14, 2019

Distressed Card Stock

Hey there. I wanted to share a quick technique with you that was inspired by the challenge over on the Less is More blog, That's Torn It. This is a really old technique that I had forgot all about till I saw their post. You start with a piece of card stock and crumple it up, open it and re-crumple it.

You will continue this process till you see the layers start to separate.  Then flatten it out the best you can and peal the edges apart. This creates a flannel like texture to the card stock surface.

Using the die from the Essentials by Ellen Holiday Characters set, I die cut the stocking and some red fun foam from my flannel card stock. Then I stamped the stocking and greeting in Versafine black ink on a top-folding, A2 white card base. Layered the flannel die cut over the stamping. My picture does not do it justice it is so cute in person. 

 My color palette and single image fit the other challenges also. Thanks for stopping by, Sue.


  1. That's sure a festive card, I love red and white together for a Christmas card for sure. Thank you for playing at AAA Cards

  2. Never seen that technique before, very unusual! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards, hope to see you join in with future challenges too.

  3. What fabulous, warm, cosy texture surrounding that cute stocking, Sue ... it's positively touchable ... and so fun! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

  4. Ooh, what a great technique, never seen it before but it adds such texture. A really cute festive card. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

  5. What a fun technique! Great way to add texture to the project and I like this clean design. Thanks for playing at Time Out Challenges!
    - Shauna

  6. Genius! At first I thought you hadn't torn anything, but by tearing that layer away it does fit the theme perfectly. Such a great technique. You are on fire this week. Thanks so much for joining us again at Less is More xx


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