Thursday, November 6, 2014

Takeover Thursday!

Hi Everyone!  

I’m back with another installment for Takeover Thursday. This week I was inspired to create a birthday card using my Tim Holtz products (Lord knows I have enough of them).

The base of the card is a white bazzill  5 x 7” card.   I bought 2 boxes of assorted colors ages ago, I like to use them for cards that I want to add a lot of weight too.  Many of the cheaper blank cards (like Walmarts) are thinner and you can’t put a lot of layers on them. 

I pulled out my distress paints, poured and dabbed them on my craft mat, spritzed with water then I dropped a sheet of water color paper  into the paints.   I did that multiple times, spraying with water occasionally to move the paints, or adding a bit more paint to the mat.

Once satisfied I let it dry completely to set the paint, then I sprayed it with water and crunched it up to create texture.    I opened it up and used a distress ink pad to highlight the texture.

I wanted another layer of texture so I took some glassinepaper, scrunched it, opened it back up and colored it with black soot distress stain.   This will be the base of my card.

 The card was white and I found it too stark so I used a cork patterned washi tape to create a border,  then placed the glassine on the card.   Glassine can be difficult to adhere,  I have found that a combo of glossy accents and double sided tape works best.

I finished the front with some rub ons and some burlap looking Thickers.   To add a bit of pop to the edges I used some walnut distress paint and colored the edges.  

Happy creating to you all!   

(I’m now on facebook!!   You can find me as Anita Bee and follow my creative journey)

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