Monday, June 13, 2011

Simon Says Stamp and Show Your Distressed/Torn Edges!

Happy Monday to you all! Thank you for playing along with last week's challenge ... the winners will be announced this Wednesday .... so don't forget to check back ... this could be your winning week! This week Simon Says Stamp and Show ... your Distressed/Torn Edges! If you want to join in the fun ... all you need to do is ... create something that ties in with our theme ... pop it on your blog ... and come back here and link up so everyone can see what you made! Before you start take a look at what the Design Team came up with...
Terry was thinking what she could make because of the fab weather lately, so she made a Summer Card. She used Vintage Photo, Dried Marigold, Rusty Hinge and Stormy Sky on the card and borders and the fabulous Graphic 45 papers On the Boardwalk were used on the background. On top of the sentiment she placed the Crackle Accents to give it that extra something. The borders are made with the EK success Fleur de Lis Punch
Dan set himself the extra challenge of using a limited colour palette on this funky, retro-themed card.  Products used include the Tiny Textures and Psychedelic Grunge stamp sets and Faded Jeans and Bundled Sage Distress Ink Pads.

Nancy Crissinger
Hero Arts' Let's Garden Silhouette stamp has been sitting on Nancy's desk for a few months, waiting to be inked - and what better frame for an embossed silhouette image than one that's torn, inked, painted, distressed? Visit Nancy's blog to get more details on her wall hanging.

Candy's corrugated "cabinet card" was painted with a Juniper Paint Dabber then lightly highlighted with a Shell Pink Paint Dabber then distressed with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. She brushed a hint of Perfect Gold Perfect Pearls mixed with water into the grooves. The attic flowers and sheer ribbons are from white organza sprayed with Pink Bubblegum Glimmer Mist. The flowers on the Victorian vixen's hat were colorized using Cut N Dry Pen Nibs and various Distress Ink colors.
Nancy combined Graphic 45's Once Upon A Springtime 8x8 paper pad with Tonic's Edge Distresser to create texture and then propped it up with the help of Maya Road classic chipboard. The inside includes another fairy stamped with Graphic 45's Once Upon A Springtime stamp set
When Lori saw Tim's post about using the new glassine paper and Perfect Pearls, she had to try it!  The technique really added some shimmer to the glassine paper.  She chose to adhere them to a "standing card", using the new Alterations Easel dieTim's "burnt edge" technique was used to distress the edges, and an acrylic charm from Darcie Heater adds some color with a romantic flair.
Sarah's sister asked her to make a butterfly card for a special friend so Sarah indulged in her passion for torn, distressed layers and vintage tones. She used the Papillon stamp set, Vintage Photo distress ink, Claudine Hellmuth's Gesso and scraps of Kraft Glassine Paper to create her easel card.
Kim's edges are a combination of torn, ripped, distressed and even burnt effect. The steampunk theme was inspired by Tim's fabulous Steampunk stamp set and a few of the great sentiments from Stuff to Say can be found on the tabs and tags. Kim added some splats using distress stain directly onto patterned paper which had some distrezzing, tearing and distress inking.
This challenge was right up Linda's alley as she can hardly ever create anything without roughing it up and inking it up.  She decided to make a vintage wall hanging for her dad rather than sending him a Father's Day card this year.  She used stamps from these Tim Holtz sets:  Book Covers, Curiosities, The Journey and Flights of Fancy.  Inks used include Brushed Corduroy, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo and Ranger Jet Black Archival.  The metals were aged with Vintage Photo Distress embossing powder with a little Ginger Alcohol Ink thown on.  Crackle Accents was used on the clock face.
After a really busy week I settled down to make some tags. I ripped some paper from Tim Holtz's Lost and Found paper stack and distressed all the edges of the tags with a Tonic Edge Distresser ... which just happens to be one of my favourite tools. The background stamps are Bitty Grunge and the tags are finished off with some Adornments.
Please stop by The Design Team's individual blogs for more detailed pictures and further information on their work...Just click on their names! We are looking forward to seeing your interpretation of this theme! Our wonderful site sponsor Simon Says Stamp is once again giving away a $50 gift voucher!
The prize will go to a random entry chosen by Random Generator. The challenge will close at Midnight Eastern time on Sunday 19th June 2011 and the winner will be announced during the following week. To qualify all you need to do is create a new piece of work ... post it on your blog ... with a link to this site and then pop a link below so everyone can come see what you made!
Have Fun!


  1. What stunning DT samples! Mine isn't up to the same standard, but it does have torn edges :)

  2. Great challenge and stunning DT creations!

  3. corrrr, loving all the amazing eye candy the team have made... lush!! x

  4. Really great example of things to use in Father's Day projects-as always you are super at giving us example just when I need it most.

  5. Fantastic DT samples! Very inspiring work :)

  6. Fantastic theme and the DT has truly outdone themselves! You guys seriously rock!

  7. Thanks for the great challenge. xx

  8. Wow, fantastic examples, its a super challenge.

  9. Brilliant inspiration as usual, great challenge! I love my paper distresser tool!!! ;o) xx

  10. This is new to me, I have a question and am hoping someone can help! I can't figure out how to post a link in here to my post and not my blog. When I click on my post, it has the same web address as my blog so I just posted one picture of my card but I have six or so with details on my blog. Help? Thanks!!!

  11. Just my sort of challenge! Some really gorgeous cards from the DT's too. Thanks for the inspiration x


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