I have kept the cards all the same so you can see what each one looks like with different levels of distressing. I have used the beautiful Lace Heart set as well as some Finishing touches for each card.
Here is what I consider a light distressing. I have only distressed two corners on both panels. It adds a little bit of texture but keeps it still very clean and smooth. Now, I use an actual tool that is called a Distressor, but before I had this tool I just used my scissors and that works well too.
This is my medium distressing. I did the two panels on this one. Still keeping the idea of some extra textures but not over doing it.
Here is what I consider heavy distressing. I ruffed up all the layers except the card base. Still very much to my clean style, but adds a little more for the eye to see.
And, below is a group picture of the cards so you can see the big picture!
Whether you like to rough up your edges just a little, or you like to take it to the max, distressing is a fun way to add a little extra interest and add a little extra texture. You can use lots of different materials to distress to - use the distressing tool, use some scissors, take some sandpaper or a sanding block and rough up the edges. Most importantly - use your imagination!
The other members of the Senior DT de-stressed with a little distressing! Click on to see their creations....
Julie Koerber - D.T. Coordinator
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