Thursday, 30 October 2014

Razzle Dazzle Thursday

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.

I decided on a CAS layout for my card, although the main image was actually far from CAS to create !

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.


Lauren Hatwell said...

Looks fabulous doesn't it. Lx

Kathyk said...

Simply splendid missus - who knew there were SO MANY ways to use newsprint?!?!


Debs M said...

Looks great - how do you rate the glaze? That and the embossing enamel look fabby x

Linda said...

Love the arty feel of your CAS card x

Anne said...

Super creation Wynneth! The CAS layout gives all the texture centre stage!
Thank you so much for joining us this week at Less is More
LIM Designer

Sazzle Dazzle said...

A fantastic creation Wynneth.
Love all the texture, colours and of course the newsprint.
Sorry I didn't get to you last week with being away but thanks for joining the challenge.
Sarah xx
Less is More

Chrissie said...

Sorry this is so late a visit Wynneth... this is a fabulous creation!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Bożena Adamusińska said...

But the cool effect of molten gold on the edge of the card. Card adds uniqueness and richness.