Hello and thanks for stopping over for today’s project. It’s summer in the Northeast United States and our family has been venturing out to find local lighthouses. I’m not sure if this will turn into a hobby for the family but seeing a historic lighthouse is something we all enjoy. Our recent outings is the inspiration for this High Tide distressed card.
High Tide Distressed Card
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measurements for this project
Creating a distressed look
I’ve had this card idea in mind for some time and am happy to have made it in real life. Nautical images often appear distressed when I happen upon them, wither from wind or surf. Going for a subtle look and then adding a few effects with the stamped image, the distress technique starts to come to life.
This project started with the distressed background. I used VersaMark clear sticky ink to stamp the water image from High Tide stamp set onto the Glossy White paper. Glossy White paper can be slippery so stamping the image with the Stamparatus really helped to get a nice stamped image. Once dry, I added Gray Granite ink with a sponge onto the stamped area. It lends a ghostly effects that works well with the overall project. Then stamping the sentiment directly over this area, those ghostly waves appear in the words as well. Cool, huh?
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