Thursday, April 9, 2009

Distressing and Clean and Simple

A quick post today. I wanted to show you a quick card that I completed for the SCS Clean and Sample Challenge this week. The card was done with a totally "frivolous" stamp I bought at the Stamp Convention. This cute little turtle is named "Bob" and I got him from Heartfelt Impressions.


The challenge was complete a Clean and Simple Card that had distressing someplace on it. Remember, a CAS card is one that has only a few layers and lots of clean space. I colored Bob with my Prisma Pencils and Gamsol. All of the papers are CTMH and the sentiment stamp is from Sparkles and Sprinkles. The martini glasses are a punch from my stash.

The paper distressing was done with my CTMH distressing tool. It is a great little gismo that was actually one of my first "tool" purchases. I like it because it is a circle with the blades protected so that there is no chance of cutting yourself like you can with a scissors. I also have pictured the CTMH files. These guys are great! I use them to smooth edges especially when my papercutter blade is getting dull. I have also used them the smooth edges when I cut out a stamped image. Both of these tools are definably "Frugal." I have used them both over and over again. With both tools costing less than $5 each they are a worthwhile purchase. Check out my CTMH site for these and other great CTMH tools and products. For Now, Happy Crafting!

11 comments:

Becky said...

Well isnt he the man :), this is just toooo cute, awesome job.

xiumaiyuki said...

This guy is so darling!!!

BTW, just wanted to let you know you're responsible for the 6 jars of Flower Soft I brought home last weekend from my LSS. hahha...! I saw them on your post and knew I had to have them. THanks for the review...I'm loving them!

Colleen said...

How cute is Bob! :-) I love my distressing tools too! Use them all the time now.

laos348 said...

Great card - Bob is adorable! I really like how you added the distressing. You would think distressing wouldn't go with CAS but you combined them quite nicely.

Becky said...

have been asked to ask blogger 9 group,( by the leader of bloggers) who still wants to remain in this group? I know every one is busy and they may not be able to blog as recommened, I am thinking of pulling out and get with another group, or add more to this one if people pull out. It has been a pleasure to be with you all.

Lisa Phillippi said...

Great card! I Love distressing & those tool are MUST have's!

Gramrussell said...

The little guy is so cute. Love the card and the great tiop on the distressing tool.

Joanne Travis said...

That turtle is just the cutest thing ever!! Love this card, it really made me smile.

Shirley said...

Too cute for words, and pretty too!

Joanne Travis said...

How sweet, Cindy! I love the little bunny tail and the beautiful colors you used.

Carla said...

This is one of the cutest turtle images I have seen! I love the angled papers backing him up! You are going to have fun with this little guy! Hope you get your mojo back soon, I've been looking at your blog, and you do great work!