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Video Tutorial – How to Distress Paper Edges to Add Interest

Distressing the edges of paper to great effectI am often asked how I achieve the “distressed” look to paper edges on my scrapbook layouts and cards… something I do quite a bit, especially on Vintage style things, (layouts and cards).

So I thought it would be a good idea to make a video for you, showing exactly how I crumple, fold and rip the edges. 

By the way, it’s not just for vintage stuff, oh no… it can be used in almost any setting, or theme.  The beauty of the effect is that you gain dimension to your page/project without the bulk. 

craft-video-logoIf you use this technique on paper for a birthday card, for instance, it doesn’t matter if the edges are then flattened in the post… they look just as good “squished” flat!

10 comments to Video Tutorial – How to Distress Paper Edges to Add Interest

  • Jan

    Hi Sunday,

    Just wanted to say thanks for all the tips etc, I can easily believe that you must be a tad short of time!
    I just lurve the way you make those scrungy frames etc. I have had a go at some. I really do love your Colourful Beauty papers and today have actually started to chop them up, but not before I printed another set. Good luck with the tea rooms.

  • Glad you like the Colourful Beauty Papers – and that’s why I like hybrid crafting so much… you can just print more! Thanks for stopping by Jan!

  • that’s just fab Sunday!!! I’ve been waiting for this tutorial,great, many thanks,will give it a go!!

  • Margaret Harper

    Hello Sunday, looking forward to visiting the tea rooms I have been following your progress, it is marvelous how you find the time to keep updating to keep us informed.Thank-you for all your ideas I have compiled a scrap book for my daughters 40th birthday which I know she will be so pleased with. I have enjoyed doing it for her.
    Take Care,Happy renovating, Margaret

  • sue

    Thanks for great tutorials. I have tried the crumpled flowers and intend to make my mums birthday card using the distressed edges and layout idea, thank you. We have booked our holiday around visiting your tea rooms. we are coming to Norfolk on 26th July and spending half the week there and the other half in Suffolk so hope to see you soon. Sue

  • Wow, I am honoured you are making a special trip to the Tearooms! I hope you enjoy your visit, do make yourself known won’t you!
    I am most pleased my scrapbooking tutorials are helpful to you, I hope to post some more soon.

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  • Jamie

    Great tutorial, thank you! I will be using this technique to create pirate themed party invitations for my son’s birthday!

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