Distress Isn’t Always a Bad Thing

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I will try to make this brief today as, for a “short” week, there sure are a LOT of things to be done!

First off–The Online Extravaganza is still on and going strong! If you would like to get in on these deals, you have until November 30th….but you will forget…..so go check out my website now for the details. I will be right here when you are done…..

Back so soon? Ok–I have a card to show you today that I sent to my dad last week. He and my mom are great parents (Speaking of which, I saw a plaque in one of the 14 catalogs I get every day now that said “By the time I realized my mother was right, I had a daughter of my own telling me I was wrong?” SO funny! and sadly, so true! If you don’t know what I mean, wait—your daughter will be 13 some day too!….but I digress!)
Where was I ?—Oh yeah–great parents! They are always helping out with things and always there when you need them. Well, last CHRISTMAS we recieved one of those outdoor heater things. If you know me, you know this is huge as I could use that all summer! I am ALWAYS cold! We tried putting it together ourselves…..with directions…..And there is sat in it’s box—waiting for someone who knew what to do with it and all it’s parts! Dad to the rescue! He put it together in a flash….well, I don’t really know if it was a flash because I was out shopping at Home Goods with Mom but it was together and working when we returned. The least I could do was send a card,…..and it needed to be “manly”.
I pulled out the Well Worn DSP as it has that masculine look to it. I worked off the colors in the paper. Here is what I came up with:

The only stamping on the front of this card is from Borderlines–a handly little 3 stamp set. I ran the DSP through my Big Shot with the Houndstooth embossing folder, rubbed a bit of ink over it, and roughed up the edges a bit for the distressed look. Just for the record, if you mess something up while creating a card, go for the distressed look! Works every time! (Note: I did this on purpose this time!).
The leaf is acutally what is left over when you use the Leaves die cut. I cut out the other leaves-leftovers and was left with this. A couple of dimensionanls and DONE!
Distressed isn’t always a bad thing! (Remember that when you are up to your eyeballs in giblets and pie dough this week!)

(so much for brief, eh?)

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