Sunday, March 13, 2011

PTI- Make It Monday #5

For Papertrey Ink's Make it Monday challenge this week we are to use some distressing. I haven't used this distressing technique much (okay, never!) on my cards, but thought it would be fun to try it ~ plus, who wouldn't love the chance to win a set of Papertrey Ink stamps ~~
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I ended up destroying several pieces of this card and guess I need to watch the video where Lisa Johnson is showing us 'how it is done' a few more times before my next attempt :o(

After stressing over this card for a few days, I managed to distress the mat that I stamped my sentiment on with a pair of scissors and then running my thumb nail across it to curl it up a bit.
I glued one wing of the butterflies and curled up the other to make them take flight.

My Card ~ click on the image for more details

Cardstock: Base card is White from PTI; butterflies are punched from scraps of Bitty Dot Basics from PTI
Stamps: Fancy Flourishes from PTI; sentiment is Penny Black
Ink: Sepia from Ranger Archival Ink
Tools & Embellishments: Corner Rounder form EKSuccess: Butterfly form Martha Stewart; Bling is from K&Company

Thanks for stopping by tonight!


  1. Beautiful butterflies, Helen. I was trying to distress also. I'm not to good at it. : ) I am linking to Tuesday Trigger in a few minutes- but it's not so distressed! lol I better get over there to Lisa's blog also! : D
    Love your card!

  2. Hi Helen, I love the ragged edges of the paper across the top, I love the look it gives. I also love the pretty butterflies! They're very springy! Thanks for sharing,

  3. your distressing is perfect! it looks wonderful on your pretty card!