Hi Folks, it's Thursday again and so I have a card to share with you. It's my DT project for this week's challenge on the Cute Card Thursday Blog. The theme for this challenge is 'Razzle Dazzle' and the prize sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps.
To create the main element I first took a piece of Tim Holtz text printed tissue - I've had this in my stash for a very long time but had not used any of it - glued the tissue to a piece of white card large enough to fit the stamped image.
After the tissue covered panel was dry, I brushed some PaperArtsy acrylic semi-opaque paint around the edges to age/distress it a little. I then stamped the image using Versamark and embossed with black embossing powder. The image is a Karantha Stamp by Crafty Notions.
Using PaperArtsy acrylic chalk paints I roughly painted the flowers and leaves of the image, allowing the paints to spread outside the image outline. Once this was dry, I painted a thin layer over the whole thing with PaperArtsy acrylic metallic glaze, to give the panel a shiny finish without covering up the text background too much. Using a soft dry cloth, I rubbed gently over the embossed image to remove the metallic glaze and chalk paints and reveal the black embossed outline underneath.
Finally I sprinkled on some Aged Silver Frantage embossing enamel and used a heat gun to melt it from underneath.
Here's a close up shot of the panel showing the melted Frantage
I attached the decorated panel to a slightly larger piece of black card then adhered to an 8 x 8 scalloped base card. Using a stamp from a PaperArtsy set I stamped the sentiment with jet black Archival ink and added three gems as a finishing touch.
This week's challenge over on the Simply Less is More Blog has the theme of 'Newsprint' and as my card is CAS and has 'newsprint' on it I will be entering the LIM challenge with it.
Thank you for dropping by to check out today's project, hope you enjoyed your visit.