Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Criss Cross Distressing and a Tag

I was motivated to make a few cards...simply because I couldn't pick among the wonderful verses.

These are simple cards with removable, laminated tags.

The cards don't have to be kept...but I sure hope the tags will be.

I came across a cool background technique.

I'm sure that it's been around...but it's new to me!

I tried using my Marvy Corrugator in both directions, criss crossing the lines.

I love the checkered texture it gives.

Here is a blank slate that I distressed with Tim Holtz ink so you can see the lines.

So easy.

It really softens the paper up for distressing, also.  It makes paper feel like fabric!

I did it on the card base and the triangle pocket.

I also distressed the triangle for a rough look.

Thank you for peeking in. ;)


ODBD Not Forgotten, Sizzix Dog Tags, Making Memories Just Chillin' DP, Versamark ink, black embossing powder, Memento ink tuxedo black for the edges, Corrugator, Tim Holtz Distress inks


  1. Marlena I just love this card! I really like the look of the dog tags for the sentiments! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!

  2. Wow!! Very manly tags!! Just love all the distressing!! Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge!

  3. love these tage with the sentiments and have never tried this technique - TFS AND
    joining us at Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge (-:

  4. These are just so super cool. I was thinking that you would be sending these to a soldier to wear under their camo. The sentiments are so up lifting-it would be perfect. A fabulous project. Thank you for playing along with Speedy's Friends Challenge. It is a pleasure to come visit and see your work. Hope you can play again with us next week!

    Bear Hugs,

  5. Marlena
    Thanks for your comment on my "cow" card. That BG paper was in a pack I purchased at a rummage and I loved the colors. I, too, wondered WHAT am i going to use that with???? But it worked so wonderfully with that scene and then I thought maybe for a techy card for my son.

  6. Thanks for stopping by... I LOVE these tags and how you put them into the card... What an amazing idea... and those stamps are just AMAZING...
    Happy Crafting..

  7. Neat distressing technique, Marlena! You've taught me something new. And those laminated tags are WONDERFUL! Did you laminate these at a copier place? Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends this week!

  8. Marelena, i really like the messages on your tags and what a great idea with the crimper. i've never seen that so you taught me something. :)Thanks for entering this in the Speedy the Cat Challenge.

  9. Beautiful tag card Marlena! Love it! Thanks for playing hte ODBDSLC with us...hugs ~S~


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