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Oct 8, 2012

Hey Friends of Speedy TV...

Let's Distress...

Distressing is our challenge this week

So I had so much fun distressing this map
I first stamped the image on to some vellum
then took a lighter, yeah I thought I might set the house on fire with this one...
but I did not...heehee...good thing huh...ROFL...

you can see that I took the lighter underneath the vellum and burned
other areas to give it more of the distressed image...
I then crumbled it up in a ball then laid it out flat.
I used Xyron to adhere it to the card base
that was also distressed with a distressing tool and some
ink to the edges...
I cut the compass with my Cameo
oh and stamped the ship on vellum too then fussy cut it...
a few stamps from the same stamp collection

'Buried Treasure'

and here I have another
Distressed card...

I used core'dinations card stock and an embossing folder
sanded and rolled up the corner...
added a little stamp and a die cut spider
oh how I hate

Now it's your turn to win this...

Come join us 

Happy Craft'n


  1. Both of your cards are great! I like the sanded effect on the web.

  2. Fab job on the distressing Katie :) I love the Pirate map one and the distressed web on the second is too cool ;)

  3. Great cards but you can keep the spider! So glad you did not set your house on fire.

  4. I have never scorched vellum , what a great technique..............Lis

  5. Katie,
    Two wonderful cards - and both are adorable!

  6. woohoo! You are so brave, taking a lighter to your velum!!! We had similar ideas of burning our maps!!! Very clever burning places in the map...I didn't think of that!!! Terrific spider card too!

  7. Great card. I love the distressing.

  8. Love these great distressed cards! I can't believe you took a lighter to vellum. I'm shocked that it burned and didn't melt! Great look though!!


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