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Unread 11-07-2012, 02:09 AM   #2
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For best effect it needs to be a cardstock with a coloured or white core - something like Core-dinations is ideal. Obviously even with a solid-core cardstock you'll still get the contrast between the distressed finish from the sanding, but it's not as strong an effect.
I use the sanding blocks that I got with my shrink plastic (shrinky dinks), or the file that came in a Basic Grey set. But a fine-grade sandpaper will work fine. You'd probably find it easier to just sand the raised embossing if you wrap it round a small block, I think.
There's a fun technique using sanding and acrylic paints here - Splitcoaststampers - Tutorials. The block Beate shows is similar to what I use.
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