Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Watch for it Wednesday #5!

Distressing Paper with Die Cut Shapes!

Here is another way to use your awesome die cuts!
I hope you have as much fun with it as I did!

First you will need to choose some patterned paper. (this works best with dark or bright colors!) You will also need to cut out some of your favorite die cuts! This technique works well with CottageCutz, QuicKutz, Sizzix, or just about die cut. Finally, you will need some sandpaper and a great imagination!
After you have cut out the die cuts you will be using, arrange them in the way that you would like them to appear on your patterned paper.

Place your patterned paper, face up, over the shapes. Gently sand over the shapes, one at a time focusing on the edges, until they emerge on your patterned paper. Keep sanding until you get a look that you are happy with. Try sanding the edges of your paper to complete the "distressed" look!

This fun technique is a fantastic way to design your own patterned paper to complement your die cuts! It can be used for cards, layouts, tags....the possibilities are endless!

Go have fun with this and let us know what you think!


Northern Star said...

How easy and how effective! I love it!! Thanks for that great tip! :o)

CreatedbyKay said...

Great tip! I would have never thought of this one!

DonnaMundinger said...

OOOh, very cool! I'm gonna try this. Terrific idea!

Natasha said...

Thanks for the great tip Rochelle, and your finished card looks fabulous. I have never seen this technique before but am sure going to try it :-)

annb said...

Great Technique! Your Card is awesome! Thanks for the tip!

Beverly S. said...

Thanks for sharing the neat technique. :)