After all the *girly* stuff I've been working on it felt good to do something more masculine! This technique is really pretty easy if you don't mind ripping up a bit of masking tape...I love the aged look it aquires with the distressing process. I followed Beate's tutorial on SCS, so for photos and every little detail, look here.
I tore the tape into smallish pieces like she suggested and taped them to an ivory piece of cardstock, but it doesn't matter since you cover the cardstock completely with the tape. Then I took my brown ink pad and how fun to watch it come alive! Then I used my versamark pad and embossed it with clear powder...viola....a very masculine looking panel.
The stamp is by Stampendous and I added color with my Primsmacolor pencils. Inked the edge of the stamped panel with artichoke and brown ink on a sponge. Taffeta ribbon is by SU! and the striped ribbon is by All My Memories. Square brad is by Making Memories and the buckle is from the Hodgepodge Hardware kit by SU!