VIDEO: How to Wow – Distressed Wood

Jul 25, 2017 | Birthday Cards | 3 comments

It’s been a few days – sometimes life gets in the way! But, I have a great card for you today, featuring a nice distressed wood technique.

Today’s the last day for Tic Tac Toe Challenge #7. If you haven’t played, you have until 12 Central to link up! There are some amazing projects from the Design Team, AND in the gallery from fellow players. If you don’t have time to play, at least do stop by and see all the amazing projects!

Play along at the Tic Tac Toe Challenge - Inspiring you 8-ways each week! Find us @tttchallenge or New challenges every Thursday!

In a way, I was glad that this was DT X’s challenge, as I really had a hard time putting together a project. I think I just didn’t want to do another flower card. I thought about acetate, but just didn’t have a creative idea…. so, in the end, I decided on the right diagonal – diecut, distress ink, embossing folder.

For the Tic Tac Toe Challenge (#TTTC007). Featuring, Birthday Banners stamp set, Bunch of Banners Framelits, Pinewood Planks DTIEFt. For more details and a video on distressing wood embossing, click through. #pmretreat #stampinup #note #birthdaycard #birthday #handstamped

Let’s take a closer look at the showstopper technique – the distressed wood background. In just a few easy steps, you’ll have the same results!


How about that? Here’s some more tips to make this card a success!

  • Don’t go overboard with the sentiment element – let the distressed wood shine as the focal point!
  • To soften the banner sentiment, use a Blender Pen to add some shadowing to the edges of the banner stamp.
  • Don’t be afraid to cut open your copper trim. I like to loosen an end then stick my finger all the way through to get a large opening that can be cut completely so you end up with a flat piece of copper mesh.
  • Always apply embellishments in odd numbers. Today, I used 5 pearls!

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For the Tic Tac Toe Challenge (#TTTC007). Featuring, Birthday Banners stamp set, Bunch of Banners Framelits, Pinewood Planks DTIEFt. For more details and a video on distressing wood embossing, click through. #pmretreat #stampinup #note #birthdaycard #birthday #handstamped