Wednesday, November 10, 2010
~ Friendship Shabby Card ~ and a distressing tutorial
How's your week going? Mine is happy and I've got a bunch of stuff to share today.
BasicGrey's new Curio collection has gotten me! I love the vintage beauty of it!
...... and felt. Still hand-cutting leaves from the puffy fluffy goodness.
Hi there to all of you who's reading. Say hi back so I'll know you dropped by! :)
After the card was dished up, I decided to do a little something special ... with a large manila tag and some distress ink. This is kind of a lazy tutorial, but I thought to share it anyway. That's me - lazy.
First, you dabble the brush in the distress ink (or any kind of ink, I'm not fussy...) and gently rub it inwards from the edges of the tag. This rubbing technique seems to work only on the manila tags (at least for me), but you feel free to test it on other paper surfaces. Just don't shout at me if it doesn't work.
Then I minced up a few other little ingredients and threw them together ...
... and they baked into a perfect pie!
The card and tag were then bundled together with a kraft paperbag and a yard of twine to make a special gift set.
So fun! Thank you for letting me share it with you!
And a quick update on the etsy store: a huge thanks to the wonderful Miss Sarah Martina for being my first customer! That brought a big smile to me. I will be adding more of the berry-trinket-pins in a few moments, along with die-cut tags in the dollar goodies section of the store. I hope to fill the place with affordable and sweet embellishments for your crafts. Maybe manila tags will follow. Feel free to drop me ideas; I will be more than happy to listen.
Posted by Viola Mahr at 9:49 AM