Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Sticker Distressing by Tanis & WINNERS

Tanis is here today with a sticker distressing technique that she discovered when one of her stickers got stuck to another. It's so easy to create that weathered and worn look on SRM stickers! Check it out as Tanis walks us step-by-step.

Distressing Stickers
By Tanis Giesbrecht

SRM stickers are SO GREAT just the way they are, but when I'm wanting to add a little “something extra” to my project, I like to change the stickers up a bit. Here's a quick and easy way to give your stickers a distressed look!

Choose your sticker! Adhere it to the cardstock or patterned paper you'll be using.

Grab some sticky tape. Packing tape is perfect for this job.

Press small sections of the tape onto your sticker. Lift up quick. Repeat and repeat and repeat this step until you have obtained the desired level of distressiness :)

The final result? A beautifully distressed sticker! If you decide to give this a go, let us know and email a photo of your project! We'd love to see your take on this technique!

Now, it's winner time! Please give a shout to our Operation Write Home Challenge winner. Deborah Anton created this wonderful card based upon our sketch, to send to our soldiers through Operation Write Home. Beautiful!

World Card Making Day was a huge hit around here. We featured cards all day long and chose a winner from each post. Here they are!

8am; Sarah
9am; Nancy, Orange, CA
10am; JeanFB
11am; Papertrails by a paper lover
12pm; scrappin_3rdeeschik
1pm; Summer Braxton
2pm; Smilyn Stef
3pm; Melissa Elsner
4pm; Handmade Creations by Stephanie
5pm; Alice Wertz

Congratulations, everyone. Please forward your postal addresses as soon as possible so we can ship your prizes. You may want to check out Caardvarks today -- SRM is sponsoring the current challenge and the Designers at Caardvarks did amazing things with SRM Stickers!



Unknown said...

Congrats winners!!! ANd thanks for the distressing technique!

Isha Gupta said...

Thanks for this lovely distressing technique. Congrats to the winners.

Jocelyn said...

Love this....I always wondered how to do that!!

Thanks for sharing!!!

beckyjune said...

That is such a cool technique!

Congrats to all of the winners.

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Congrats winners and TFS with the distressing! :D

JeanFB said...

Thanks so much for the blog candy! I'm very excited to see what comes my way! And thanks for the wonderful tip about how to distress the stickers. I do a lot of vintage-style projects, and this is the perfect way to give the stickers that shabby chic look - very creative tip!

Unknown said...

what an adorable card

Melissa said...

Oh yay oh yay oh yay oh yay oh yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So excited! And thank you for this fab tutorial. I've been waiting to see how it was done and looking forward to trying it.

Oh goodness.. now the excitement of watching my mailbox....

Linda Beeson said...

I so love the way Tanis' card turned out and the distressing is such a neat idea, gotta try it.