Saturday, February 16, 2013

Distressed Card

I received some new WOW! stamps and of course I had to try them out. The sets I bought were Everyday Sentiments, Funky Border Strips and French Music. This is what I came up with. This card style is a bit out of my comfort zone, I don't make a lot like this one. However, I had a lot of fun working on it.

My card base is a light tan card stock cut and folded to make a 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" card base. I added a dark brown mat cut at 4" X 5 1/4" from the Tim Holtz Nostaglic Collection Core'dinations card stock. And another tan mat cut at 3 3/4" X 5".

For my final layer, I started with some white card stock cut at 4" X 5". I used some Tim Holtz distress ink in old paper, antique linen, tea dye, and vintage photo to ink up my paper. I started with my lightest color and worked my way to the darkest color layering the color as I went. I then lightly spritz the paper with some water and allowed it to dry. Next I took some of the Tim Holtz Distress Stain in tarnished brass and inked around outer edges of my paper. I allowed it to dry for a few minutes then turned the paper over and spritzed it with water until it was fairly damp and then crumbled it all up. I spritzed from the back so my ink on the front wouldn't react to the water. I carefully opened up the paper and dried it with my heat tool. Once it was dry I took my blending tool and some Vintage Photo and lightly went over the top of my paper to enhance the wrinkles I had created.

Using Vintage Photo and the French Music stamp I stamped the inked paper. Because of some of the creases, and wrinkles I got a very broken up image which was what I wanted. I then cut it down to 3 1/2" X 4 3/4" so it would fit the front of my card. I took my scissors and distressed the edges of the paper and the adhered all my layers together.

I wanted my sentiment to be the focal point of my card. So using my Cricut and the Elegant Edges cartridge and the Oblong creative feature I cut a scallop and shadow at 3". The shadow was cut out of the dark brown and the top layer was cut out of the light tan.

I inked the edges of the tan scallop with some Tea Dye Tim Holtz Distress Ink and used Vintage photo to stamp my sentiment. Because this ink lightens a bit when it dries, it was a perfect choice to use with the sentiment to carry my distressed theme.

I added some rhinestone flourishes to the front of my card. These were actually clear rhinestones that I colored with a Spectrum Noir marker GB10.

My flowers are a 3d Rose cut that I cut with my Silhouette Cameo. The paper is Core'dinations Gemstone card stock, but not sure of the name of the color but it is a light golden  yellow.

I rolled my flowers and adhered a gold pearl in the center of each flower. I didn't have enough small gold pearls to trim my scallop so I used some Gold Pearl Liquid pearls for that. I adhered the sentiment mat to my card using some foam tape.

I hope you like it. I had a lot of fun working on this one as it was a bit more of a challenge for me.

13 comments:

  1. Beautiful card. Love the distressing, beautiful flower and the sentiment.

    Hugs Nana
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  2. Really pretty card. Love what you did with the background.

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  3. Deanna
    You did a great job. Would never know it was out of your comfort zone. Very informative.

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  4. Such a beautiful card Deanna!

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  5. Gorgeous card, Deanna. I love the distressed look you gave it.

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  6. Deanna your card is gorgeous. You should make more like this one. I think you found your new niche. Hugs, Fran

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  7. WOW!!!!! This is most beautiful Deanna!!! I so love it! WOW!!!!! :)

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  8. What a beautiful card Deanna!! : )

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  9. This is absolutely stunning and I think you should step out of your comfort zone more often! Love all the elements and use of inks and the stamps are perfect for the colors you used. I love how you give dimensions and walk everyone through your steps. I feel like I'm in my own workshop! Love that about you and your posts! What a simply beautiful card!

    Hugs,

    Susan

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  10. Wow, this is gorgeous!!!! Step out of your comfort zone more often!!!!!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Judy

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  11. Lovely card! Love your coloring!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  12. WOW is right! That card is AWESOME WOMAN!!! I just love it. GREAT JOB!!!

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