May 7, 2009
I recently purchased the distressing tool from CTMH and I'm really loving it. It's in the shape of a wheel, easy to hold, and to use. Very inexpensive, too! I also have a few favorite glues and tapes I use: Zig two-way glue I use on almost every project if it involves paper or cardstock! It's great for adhering letters cut with my Cricut Expression. Two other glues I use on a regular basis are the Tombow multi glue, and "Quickie Glue" from Sakura. It's a pin-point sized roller and is super for fine line glittering. Scotch brand double-sided tape is a must have for me. I use tons of it while creating cards. My favorite "puff" tape for adding dimension is the Scotch brand foam tape. It's about the only thing I use when I need to add dimension in both scrapbooks and cards. My favorite tape for adhering ribbon is the 1/8" double-sided tape called "Be Creative." It's the best tape I've found so far and I purchased it at the Scrapbooker's Treasure Box store in Brooks, Alberta. It comes in all widths, is much less expensive than other brands, and the rolls are much larger so I don't run out so often!
Nothing beats an antique truck for a masculine birthday card theme! This one is for a dear "nephew" whom I've know since he was 3 and he's somewhere in his mid-twenties now. I used the same "crinkled" cardstock method as in the Father's Day 2009 card.
For the background on this card, I simply sprayed a piece of cardstock with water, both sides, then crumpled and straightened to dry. I've never used this texture method before, but I think it really gives a nice added dimension to the card.