Archive for July 15th, 2012

July 2012 CTMH Spotlight Blog Hop – Distressing Tools

(If you are looking for my usual Stamp Sunday, check yesterday’s post.)

Welcome to the July 2012 Close to My Heart Spotlight Blog Hop!  This month we are spotlighting the different tools that can be used for distressing.

Distressing is a very popular scrapbooking technique.   Close to My Heart offers many tools to help you to create the effect you are looking for.

This blog hop is a circle so if you are just starting, continue until you make your way back here.  If you are coming from Lori Brown’s Blog, you are on the right track!

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Superhero Paper Packet, Happy Clusters stamp set, Moonstruck & Black ink, Edge Distresser, Sanding Kit, unknown black brad, and Black Hemp.

I am surprised to see this stamp set on the retired list already.  I’ve used many different distressing techniques on this card.  I used the edge distresser on the dark blue cardstock.  I embossed with my ScorePal on the light blue cardstock and used the Sanding Block to distress, bringing out the white core in the cardstock.  Then, using the stipple brush and black distressing ink, I added more to this piece, and finished it with the stamped image.  I used the Distressing Tool on the edges of the star too but did it lighter so they were not ‘roughed up’ as much.  I added stamped stars to the red paper by lightly tapping it on my ink pad so it wasn’t completely covered with ink for a more distressed look.

Thanks for stopping by!  Your next stop is Haley D.’s Blog!

Here is a list of participants:

Wendy K.
Haley D.
Lori Brown

Here are some wonderful tools for distressing by Close to My Heart:

Z1294 – Sanding Kit – Use to sand your overall paper or just the edges.  This works great with our cardstock which all has a white core.

Z1296 – Distressing Inks – Includes one Black and one Chocolate.  These are wetter than a regular ink pad.

Z1297 – Edge Distresser – Great tool for roughing up the edges of papers.

Z1298 – Texture Tools – Set includes one foam brush, one sea sponge tool, one black stubble tool, and one stipple tool.  I love the flat bottom design of these brushes so they stand up between uses.

Z1039 – Create-a-Shade Pearl Paint – Can be mixed with reinker for any color.  Also works in the Spray Pens.

Z1380 – Spray Pen – Mix water and reinker for a spritzer.  You can also add Create-a-Shade Pearl Paint for some shine.