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Saturday, February 20, 2010

GDT - Kristy Young

Introducing Kristy Young...

Kristy describes herself as bubbly, fun, easily excited and a shabby chic paper designer! Learning new techniques is one of her favorite aspects of paper crafting. Her favortie color combo of the moment is Kraft and Chocolate.

Kristy just LOVES her Tim Holtz Paper Distresser and will show you why in her beautiful project.

When asked what her crafting goals were, Kristy answered like so many of us...BETTER ORGANIZATION of her crafting space. We are right there with you Kristy!

One of Kristy's greates sources of inspiration is her best friend, Kellie Winnell. She also credits the DCRU DT designs that she sees each week. Thank you, Kristy!!!! We appreciate that you find our examples "inspiring".

Let's take a moment to check out the project that, Kristy has made for us and get a little information on how she acheived this fantastic look...

Hi my name is Kristy, I'm from Melbourne, Australia. I was sooo thrilled when Claudia and Gwen asked me to be a Guest Designer and share a tecnique with you. I chose to share distressing. I LOVE distressing and do it on almost every card. I use a Tim Holtz Paper Distresser which DCRU offers in the store. 



To acheive this look you take the T.H. paper distresser and rub it back and forth on the edges of your paper. And that is it, how easy is that!! I do it to almost every strip of paper I add to my card, including nestability shapes etc.

Here is my completed card...


Thanks for looking I hope you enjoyed.

Kristy Young

Now...isn't this just the prettiest little card. When Kristy said she was a shabby chic girl, I think she hit the nail on the head. She is a fabulous shabby chic paper artist!

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Amber said...

Beautiful card Kristy! Love your distressing technique!

readysetstamp said...

Your card is so cute. Thank you for sharing this technique. I have heard and also seen the Tim Holtz paper distressing tool(just the actual tool, not the technique) and I have also seen the circle flowers that have been distressed. I didn't realize that was the tool to create that look. Thank you for connecting the dots. :0) XOXO, Julie. :0)

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Beautiful card, Kristy!! I am lucky enough to get to work with Kristy over at TPE and have been admiring her distressing technique for awhile!! I see that I will definitely be adding this tool to my next order!!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Kristy what a beautiful card... love the distressed look.

Claudia @ Die Cuts R Us said...

Thanks for the tips Kristy; I've always wanted to try distressing paper like that. Just haven't worked up the courage. I think I'll be getting one of those Tim Holtz Tools. Your card is absolutely beautiful... as always! Thank you so much for being a guest designer for us today.

DCRU Owner

LORi said...

Go Kristy!!! Go Kristy!! Love all your creations!! Great Work!!

Big Hugs - LORi

Sammi said...

Yay Kristy!! ahh... so that's how you do your wonderful distressing!!! :D Thanks for the tip!! I do so love this card :D

~*Joni said...

Awesome!! Distressing works sooo well for your creations, I love this WS card! Beautiful colors, I do think you've perfected shabby chic. ;)

Kristy Young said...

Wow so glad everyone likes it! Thanks for your kind comments.
Kristy xx

Kristen said...

What a great card. I love my distressing tool too! Great papers and flowers and how you combined everything!!! GORGEOUS!!!

Kristen said...

What a great card. I love my distressing tool too! Great papers and flowers and how you combined everything!!! GORGEOUS!!!

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