Tuesday, 23 February 2016

CASology 186 - Distress


This week's CASology Cue Card is Distress!


I know that a lot of you will (like I did) immediately think of your distress inks. A lot of distress ink techniques are not exactly CAS, but if you use them in small doses with lots of white space, your design will still end up CAS. I sponged distress inks on a white scrap before I used a Lawn Fawn (our sponsor this week!) Scripty Thanks die. I left the colours faded (and distressed) by not using a lot of ink.

I also used my OLD Heidi Swapp Distress Tool (remember these?) on the edges of the strip under my distress-ink sponged sentiment to add a bit of texture. Using a white strip helps preserve white space.

Now it's your turn! Be sure to drop by the rest of the DT for more inspiration!



20 comments:

Shelly said...

Fabulous card!!

Joyce said...

Love how you used distress 2 ways. I had completely fogotten about my little edge distresser. Thanks for the inspiration.

Kelly Griglione said...

Oh yes, I do remember that distressing tool! Way to make it look current, Ardyth. And force it to obey your style : )

Jen W. said...

A double dose of distressing! Fabulous!

Pam said...

Love your distressed die cut card!

Lindsey said...

Distress ink AND you distressed the paper! Nicely done.

Maxine D said...

Amazing - love your doubly distressed CAS masterpiece Ardyth.
Blessings
Maxine

TK said...

Two distresses in one card! Love the ink blending!

Deidre said...

This is so cute Ardyth. I was trying to find a way to distress some edges, but you did it beautifully and the colors are lovely!

Anita in France said...

Gorgeous, Ardyth ... double distressing ... yummy texture ... vibrant colour ... and so perfectly and deliciously CAS ... I love it! Hugs & bisous, Anita :)

Gabi MeWi said...

Ardyth, you´re perfect in CAS-cards.

Sherrie M. said...

I had one of those distressing tool and TONS of sandpaper back in the day. Only you Ardyth can make using a distress tool look clean, modern and simple! Love it.

Geri said...

Thanks for a stroll down memory lane! Forgot all about this little gadget!!! Now....I wonder where I put it!!!

The 'sweetly wonky' font totally works with the distressed edge! Awesome colors and shading too!

Tracey McNeely said...

The ombre die cut word and that HS tool, still have it, it was really the best tool for gentle edge distressing.

!neke said...

Two times distressing !!!!
Great !
Ineke XX

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, I used to use my HS tool on layouts all of the time! So fun that you used it on your card! I love the inking on your diecut word!

Susan (rainy) said...

Such a perfect example of distressing with a CAS design. Love this.

Bobby said...

I actually thought of the distressing tool first, Ardyth, and I love the look in white, almost like fringe, with the bold sentiment.

hazelspaperdesigns said...

I arrived at the tail end of the distressing tool scene, so never learnt how to use one of those nifty-looking tools. Love how you used it white-on-white, with that distress-inked die cut! Very cool!!

Petra Swart said...

So clever to do the edge distressing, Ardyth and your sentiment looks great with the distress inks sponging!!! Wonderful CAS!!!!