Thursday, July 8, 2010

Groovy Birthday & Tutorial

To celebrate Release Day at Taylored Expressions, I created a card using one of the new sets, Feelin' Groovy, with a tutorial on distressed & stitched edges. I love this technique because it is SO easy to do and yet creates such great texture and appeal.

First, rough up the edges of the designer paper or cardstock using a distressing tool as little or as much as desired. If you do not have a distressing tool, the edge of your fingernail can work wonders, too!

Next, apply ink directly from the ink pad to the edges that have been to create some depth and somewhat of an aged look. Ink may also be applied to the edges of your paper using a sponge or dauber.

Finally, the sewing machine comes in handy to sew a quick zig-zag stitch around the edge.

I hope you are inspired to add a little distressing and stitching to your projects today! Thanks for stopping by:)

Go check out what the Baker's Dozen gals have whipped up for the July Release Day at Taylored Expressions!

* Alex Maldonado
* Carolina Buchting
* Charmaine Ikach
* Donna Baker
* Jackie Pedro
* Jami Sibley
* Jeanie Witmer
* Jodi Collins
* Karen Giron
* Karen Motz
* Melissa Sauls
* Sankari Wegman
* Taylor VanBruggen

Stamps: Feelin' Groovy (Taylored Expressions)
Paper: cardstock & patterned paper (Taylored Expressions)
Ink: Crumb Cake & Real Red (Stampin' Up!), Rich Cocoa Momento, Copics
Other: Cutter Kit & Linen Thread (Stampin' Up!), scallop punch, ribbon & button (Taylored Expressions)


Jodi Collins said...

Holy cannoli Stacey! You SO totally ROCK! I LOVE every bit of this GORGEOUS and GROOVY creation!!! FABULOUS!! SO glad to have you play along with us!!

Jami said...

Super groovy card! Love your tutorial too!

Donna Baker said...

Wow what a sweet card Stacey! I totally love to distress & stitch-congrats on guest designer again!

Linda Carson said...

Fabulous artwork! You'll brighten someone's day w/this beauty! Thanks for the sewing tips.

Danni said...

This is just wonderful!! Fabulous job!

Candace said...

Very cute!! I almost always sew on my cards, but you've inspired me to distress, too! Thanks!

Luanne said...

Love this look! You little groovy car is adorable. As an "older" citizen, I remember those flower power beetles! Thanks for your great instructions on the edges too. I'll need to try that!

Kathy Martin said...

Just so groovy! :)

Karen Motz said...

Stacey, you knock my socks off!!! There are so many wonderful elements on your's STUNNING!!!!!

Shelley said...

What a fun card. That paper and stamp are so cute. Thanks for the tutorial, too. It's always nice to see other stampers techniques!

Karen Giron said...

Aw geez! You are fabulous!!! Love the tutorial (like I need more incentive to get a sewing machine) and your cards is super cute! Love the little tag with the ribbon!

Melissa Sauls said...

Oh Stacey, I kept meaning to come back and comment on your FABULOUS card AND tutorial! Your card is just adorable and I love how you distressed the edges and stitched them down...great idea!