Monday, October 8, 2012

FOSTV 41 - Distressing

Good Monday morning!  It's an especially good Monday for us as the kids are home from school with a short holiday!   This week's challenge at FOSTV is to distress!!!!!!  You can enter the challenge HERE and check the bottom of this post to see the stamp set you could win!!!!

I went a little wild with all the distressing on this card!!!   First of all I stressed the edges of the papers with a distressing tool, I misted the edges of all the die cuts to give them a bit of a crumpled look instead of the clean, sharp look that dies produce..  I tore the edges of the treasure map and you can see in the photo below I burned the edges and "X marks the spot" with a burning tool.  This treasure map has definitely seen better days!!! The Treasure box was coated with glossy accents and gives it shine with the added benefit of an aged apperance from accidentally touching it numerous times before it was dry.  Don't ask me why I left it on my work space instead of putting it up like I usually do while waiting for glossy accents to dry!  TFL and have a great week!

Buried Treasure
 Paper: K&Co. Hopscotch

Acces: Baker's Twine, MFT Die-namics Sea Charms,Fishtail Flags, Flat Bottom Cloud

The stamp set you could win!!!!


  1. Angela your work really inspires me. Great job on the distressing.

  2. Like your colours and waves to go with your map

  3. Love all of those layers! Such a great effect.

  4. Angela you did a Fab job distressing and layering the very cool card! Looks very vintage :)

  5. holy smokes! You knocked it out of the park. This is amazing!!!

  6. Angela,
    So very cute - your map is perfectly distressed and curled - just as a treasure map should be!!

  7. Now, that's a cool treeasure map and box. I love your burned and turned up edges...very old look.

  8. What a gorgeous treasure! Love all the distressing Angie!

  9. Nope! Your distressing is just perfect for this type of card! I love the curled edges and all the great elements you've added to your buried treasure card!

  10. Love the distressing on this card! The wavy die cut at the bottom of the card is a great accent too!


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