I had fun coming up with a brand new technique and had to share! You're going to love how easy it is to get this distressed background with Stamp Dragging. There's SO MUCH you can do with just paper, stamps, and ink! Ready to make great collage-style cards? Here we go!
PSsst.... if you want this exact stamp set, order ASAP! It's retiring in May 2017. Traveler comes in wood mount or cling mount.
That's all there is to it! Spiffy look, eh? Here's a stepped-up version of the original card I made with this new distressing technique. The sentiments came from another great stamp set (also retiring May 2017) called Timeless Love (also in wood or cling mount. I just LOVE the font they used in this set. Bet you never thought to use it on a grunge card before!
And here's a horizontal version of the same collage style stamping and weathering technique. This is the best set for guy cards and masculine birthdays.
And I saved my favorite for last... this one combines the floral wreath stamps from Timeless Love with the vintage passport stamp from Traveler, and the Stamp Dragging Technique, to make almost a newsprint look.
So there we are! Are you going to try this at home? Leave me a comment if you plan to give it a go! I love hearing from followers and it encourages me to post more tutorials when I get feedback.
Thanks for taking the time to include me in your day!
Love this look! And love that it uses one of my favorite stamps! TFS
Posted by: Stephanie | 04/29/2017 at 06:01 PM
Posted by: Sharon | 04/29/2017 at 08:12 PM
I love the idea of using a stamp for distressing. You are a genius! Now I'm wondering if it would work on a girly card? With spring colors?Hmmm. I am definitely going to try a fathers day card with this.
Posted by: susan | 04/30/2017 at 02:01 PM
My sister is trying the drag effort & was wondering how to keep the big long black marks act bay? Can you help her with this? Your cards doesn't seem to have them bad like hers.
Posted by: Renee Hughes | 06/27/2017 at 07:57 PM
Hi Renee! You have to use an extremely light hand. basically set the stamp down and use the lightest force possible to propel it across the paper. If you still have trouble, try dragging in on scratch paper once or twice and then on your cardstock, when most of the ink is dispelled from the stamp already. Good luck!
Posted by: Lyssa Griffin Zwolanek | 06/28/2017 at 12:02 PM