Tuesday, January 27, 2009

It's A Distressing Cuttlebug Challenge

Good morning stampers and cuttlebug lovers. Welcome to challenge 16 for the Cuttlebug Challenges Blog. This week's challenge is to distress your card. Tear it, distress edges, sponge it do whatever it takes to distress it. I did a little bit of each.

When I think of distressing for some reason I think masculine, so for this weeks Cuttlebug Challenge I chose to make a masculine card. This came suprisingly easy for me because I usually struggle with masculine cards.

I thought it would give it a more distressed look if I used the cracked glass technique over the main image. Mission accomplished.
Paper: Ruby Red, Kraft. Stamps: Seaside Sketches, All Occasions. Inks: Basic Brown, Olive, Versamark. Extras: Cuttlebug, Argyle & Spots and Dots folders, Copics,UTEE, Buttons, Twine, Corner Punch, Sponge.

The image is from a retired Stampin Up set called Seaside Sketches that I don't think I will ever part with. It is one of my all time faves for sure.

Thats it for this weeks challenge. I hope you get the chance to play along with us this week. You could be chosen for our featured stamper and get a cool blinkie to put on your site. I have been introduced to many new blogs and have admired all the lovely cards you created from lasts week's challenge.
Make sure to pop over to the Cuttlebug Challenges blog and check out the gorgeous samples the design team created. They'll knock your socks off for sure. We have some big things going on over there.
Have a great day and I hope it's warm and dry where you are and if it's not, bundle up and try to stay warm. TTFN


Tina said...

So pretty, looks so rich!

Kim Dellow said...

Lovely bit of distressing, this card is fantastic. I love the colours, it just all works so well. Kim

Mrs J said...

Becky, I had the same thoughts exactly - distressing = man's card! Great minds eh?!
Yours looks great and distressed to perfection!
Hugs Mrs Jx

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is GORGEOUS!!

Ali Watson said...

great card, wonderful distressing.

Annie said...

Becky this is just fabulous. Love the old string - it really works with the rest of the card.

Ann xxx

Stacy Morgan said...

Rustic and rich, perfect for a guy. Great design, man I like this... hee hee

Anonymous said...

Wow...this is so cool! I love the cracked glass on the image.

Karen said...

Totally love all the distressing and what a wonderful masculine card. That bit of twine tops it!

Eva said...

Such a gorgeous design, colors and beautiful distressing! Fabulous card!

Jenn K said...

Love the crakle effect..I need to try that. Wonderful card!

SueStampin Daly said...

Very cool!!


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