I have used this technique many times before. However, It was brought to my attention that not everyone knows how to do this. This is why I love your feedback and questions, it makes me realize how much I take for granted. So never feel bad about asking because if it occurred to you it probably did to someone else as well. So I have created this little tutorial to show you what I mean by Scissor Distressing.
You will need your paper/cardstock, some distressing inks and........are you ready for it? The secret tool..................................
Your SCISSORS! I bet that came as a surprise didn't it.
2. The second method is opening your scissors up as if you were going to curl ribbon. Then place the edge against the paper/cardstock and pull toward yourself. Once again don't worry about rips and tears after all this is what you wanted a distressed and vintage feel. This method is my personal favourite to use.
Try both methods and find the one that you feel most comfortable with but don't forget the other as they both have some unique qualities to the finish they give your work.
**** Please note that you can also use other inks for accenting your distressed edge. Just be sure you know and understand how they behave so you can get the look your wanting for your project. ***
I hope that this has been helpful and that you will find yourself using it , if yout going to be working along side of me in the coming months you will see that I do use it ALOT.