Saturday, 1 February 2014

Distressing a Feminine Greeting Card Using a Nail File

First of all, I have to say...  I'm officially sick of staying at hotels or serviced apartments. 

I have, since moving out of my old house, stayed at a hotel followed by a serviced apartment for more than three weeks.  And it's really not good for my health. It's all about eating too much, meaningless window shopping, being claustrophobic in the room and the the constant need to get out for some fresh air. (but still have to return to the small space)  And the bloody white sheets, how can they make them so bleachy white?!   And don't get me started with intro every time I turn the TV on.  I just can't wait to move into our new home on Feb. 10, which is 10 days away.  YES! Just 10 days!  Maybe I should make an advent calendar to remind myself of it, and tear off every day, one by one.  Or should I make a mini album to record all this. But why should I record this when I'm NOT enjoying it all?  

So, while I still retain some senses, I made a card using what I had at hand this morning.  Still no distressing or embossing tools.  But fortunately I used the free background inserts in this magazine to do some trimming and cutting.  As my article subject says, I've used a nail file to trim up the edges a little bit to make it look scuffled. But not too much. 

And it just happens that the latest challenge on Simon Says Wednesday Challenge is anything that goes with twines or strings, 

so I came up with this card

How does it looks?  Here's the close-up.

 I hope the soft and feminine tones appeal to some judges. But then again they probably have seen thousands of more beautiful and creative projects.  I'm happy to join anyway to keep my mojo coming.  Happy stamping!


  1. Gorgeous card Kimberly :-) this is absolutely amazing and to think you created this with limited supplies is awesome !

    hang in there ,,, not long now :-) xx

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

    p.s, please consider turning off word verification xx also we don't judge entries, we just enjoy seeing them and admiring them :-)

  2. Love your gorgeous card, beautiful papers. The 10th Feb is only round the corner now.

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.




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