Hi everyone! It is my day over on The Greeting Farm Blog so I came up with a fun little tutorial for ya! Be sure to head over to the TGF Blog for lots of great inspiration. The team cranks out new project daily.
Let’s get right down to it!
I’ll admit it. . . when it comes to NOT coloring an image, I get stumped!! When I see a lined image, the first thing that comes to mind is coloring, but coloring takes some time. I wanted to show you how to make a quicker card by cutting out the coloring with this easy crinkle distressing technique.
For my project, I used the adorable Princess #4 from The Greeting Farm. She is so sweet and I thought she would be the perfect fit for my soft vintage style project.
First, I tested out some different paper/ink combos. for the first image I used brown ink with pink paper. For the second, I used brown paper with brown ink. For the last image, I used vintage white ink on kraft cardstock. I chose the pink image for my tutorial, but any combo would work with this same easy technique.
I cut out the image and then tore the paper around the edges for a worn look.
To continue making the image worn, I crumpled it up! I know AHHH! It looks so sad all crinkled up in the photo below:
Next, I smoothed the image back out a bit. . .
And then added some brown ink using an inking tool.
Then I created the rest of my card using soft colors & distressing techniques to make the whole card look worn and soft. I inked around the edges of the pink card base. Then I used an edge distressing tool to rough up the edges. I got my edge distressing tool for like $1 at my local crafting store. It looks like an Xacto blade inside a plastic handle and all you do is run the blade part across the edge of the paper.
I used some 3d foam dots to raise the image up a little but and I left the edges loose so that the image wouldn’t go completely flat on the front of the card. I wanted the crinkles to have some dimension.
Here is a look at the finished card:
And that’s it! This project was a pretty quick and easy one to do. I am sure you could take this technique and find many uses for it. Thanks for stopping by!