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:

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

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

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  3. A double dose of distressing! Fabulous!

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  4. Love your distressed die cut card!

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  5. Distress ink AND you distressed the paper! Nicely done.

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

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  7. Two distresses in one card! Love the ink blending!

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  8. 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!

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

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  10. Ardyth, you´re perfect in CAS-cards.

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  11. 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.

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  12. 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!

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

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  14. Two times distressing !!!!
    Great !
    Ineke XX

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  15. 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!

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

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

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  18. 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!!

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

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