Sunday, March 15, 2020

March Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to the Technique Blog Hop! 

For the month of March, the theme is distressing. This technique was extremely popular several years ago but isn't used as much today. However, there are a lot of ways to distress paper that are often overlooked. Some examples are roughing the edges, ink distressing, swiping an ink pad over paper, tearing paper, sanding - these are just a few.

You should have arrived here from Brandi Robinson's blog.
If you get lost along the way, there is a list of all participants on Melissa Robinson's blog

I chose to use ink distressing along the edges of my paper. The Seas the Day paper pack already has distressed looking papers in the pack and I decided to capitalize on that. I used the woodgrain pattered for my background along with the striped pattern. The doily and the strip are from the Mix-In paper pack. I inked the edges of all the pieces and then stamped the cat and the sentiment. The cat was coloured and I also coloured some Black and White Dots (white ones) to coordinate with the Smoothie paper colour. The vellum leaves were cut using the Artistry Cricut Cartridge and adhered behind the other pieces. 

The next blog on this hop is Michelle Loncar's blog.
I am sure she has something "distressing" (in a great way) to share with you! 

Products used are all Close To My Heart 

Paper: Seas the Day Paper Pack, Mix-In Paper Pack, Vellum, White Daisy Cards and Envelopes
Stamps: You Make Me Happy
Inks: Sapphire, Pewter, Mink, Smoothie, Glacier
Accessories: Artistry Cricut Collection, Scalloped Circle Thin Cut, Tri-Blend Markers, Black and White Dots



  1. Great card Alyson! Love your paper choices and the vellum piece! I haven't tried cutting vellum on the cricut!

  2. Love the inked edges and the touch of vellum!

  3. Cute card! I love the velum and the inked edges.

  4. Aaaaaawww! I've seen this card before, and in fact I'm looking at it right now! Love, love, love it! Purrfect for a cat lover like me! Thank you, Alyson! You are such a sweetie!

  5. This is super cute and I love the vellum!


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