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. ;)


INFO:

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







9 comments:

  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!

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

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

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  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,
    Carol

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  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.

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  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..

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  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!

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  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.

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

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Thank you for your kind words and taking the time to stop in! ;)