Wednesday, 17 December 2014
Creative Wednesday The final 2014....
Today's card is my last DT card for this year for Creative Expressions as we take a break for the festive Period! This month we were all working with the Chalk Board stamps and I thought that I would go slightly out of my comfort zone and do a distressed card for a change. I found the playing with distress inks, pads and the resist technique really refreshing however I am well aware that this is not to every ones taste, let me know what you think?!?
I started by stamping the background stamp using perfect medium randomly around a square of coconut white foundation card. I then embossed the piece with cosmic shimmer detail clear embossing powder and heat set it.
Next I used cut and dry foam to swirl different colours over the embossed pattern. Once I was happy with the shades I polished the piece with a dry wet wipe which removes the colour form the embossed design.
Next I stamped the sentiment stamp with the same method onto another piece of card. This time i added the distress ink then sprayed the whole piece with chestnut chalk mist. Once again I polished off the colour from the design to make the sentiment shine through.
To finish the card I matted the pieces with brown and Kraft card and added them to a piece of Kraft card embossed with the A4 pinpoint embossing folder. For the ribbon and bow I sprayed the chalk mist onto a piece of white seam binding and crumpled it up to give a graduated colouration.
I hope you like my foray into distressed cards, I may try again!
Creative Expressions Espresso Yourself single stamp
Creative Expressions sketchy utensils A6 background stamp
Distress Ink in Spiced Marmalade. Fired Brick and Walnut Stain
Cosmic Shimmer Chestnut mister
Creative Expressions A4 Pinpoint Embossing Folder Check board
White seam binding
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