Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Make it Monday #5: Distressing Edges

I am loving the Make it Monday challenges. This week Lisa Johnson issued the challenge to use distressing. This is one of my favorite techniques. For this card I used the Year of Flowers: Roses stamp set. I stamped about six roses and then cut them out omitting certain petals each time. I wanted to have several layers in order to make a 3-D rose. I then used my copic markers to add depth and curled and distressed the petal edges with my fingernail. Yes, my fingernail-my favorite tool for distressing! I layered the rose pieces using regular adhesive as well as foam adhesive in certain spots. I also added a little distressing around the River Rock cardstock using my PTI tea dye duo-another favorite of mine! The beautiful patterned paper is Circa 1934 by Cosmo Cricket. Thanks for stopping by!

14 comments:

Jen said...

Oh good Lord! This rose is fabulous!!!!! What an amazing job you did with it. I think I might be mesmerized with it. *faints*

Thud. ;-)

Jen said...

Okay, I have revived. Seriously, that rose is totally captivating. The DP and pearls showcase it perfectly. So very wonderful. Loving the fingernail work too. Very clever indeed!

Amber said...

This is beautiful. The distressed edged make it so lifelike! I'm planning to see this one showcased tonight!

Kara said...

that rose looks so cool!! wish i could see it in person!

Nancy L. said...

i can almost smell it!! it looks so real! so pretty!!

Jennifer said...

That is beautiful. I am going to try it. I hope I can do it as good as you did.

smdluxe said...

Wow That rose!! how did you do that? Stunning!!

Diane Jaquay said...

GASP! Oh my, that rose is simply STUNNING! Beautiful card Emm!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

KILLER flower!! So pretty!

Kate said...

Love Love Love the Red Rose, it looks so real. Great Job Emm!

Keva said...

I'm not sure how I missed this. This is absolutely gorgeous!

Kelly S. said...

WOWZA! I feel like I could just stick my nose up to the screen and smell that beautiful rose! Incredible coloring and dimension!!!

Terri said...

Great job! The rose is beautiful. Love how dimensional it is too!

Beth M said...

Beautiful!