"Sailboat" by Larelyn and a Look at Distressing

Good Morning!!
I'm so glad you're here for the start of our new Paper Crafting World
design team term and the beginning of our
Sizzlin' Summer posts. 
I'm Larelyn and I have the privilege of posting first for our new term.

Although I love cut files, I'm a true digi gal at heart so I'm sharing a card I created using the
The papers I selected (Nautical set from Moxxie) have a definite vintage feel so my goal was to color and present the digi in a vintage manner.  I accomplished that by using several different distressing techniques.

Here's a close up so that you can see some of the techniques I used:
          1.  roughing the edges with a scissors blade
          2.  inking the corners and edges with chalk ink
          3.  using a crimper
          4. sponging distress ink on the image while still in the Spellbinders die cut
          5. selecting Copic Markers that carried out the distress color scheme
I have gone into greater depth and with tutorial pictures on my blog. 
Just click HERE.

It's going to be a great summer and we're all excited to share our projects.
Be sure to visit each day to see fantastic creations by my fellow design team members.


  1. This is beautiful Larelyn! I love how you made that sail boat digi look so vintage! Love those papers too!! Hugs!


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