Sunday, 10 April 2016

Distress Birthday Card by Debs

Hi Everyone

Hope you are all enjoying this months challenge, I know I am.

I started this card believe it or not with a piece of gold card - the gold card i used wasn't quite mirri board, but that works equally well with this technique

Emboss - i used a Tim Holtz embossing folder but any will do.  Then the fun starts

Cover with dark paint as i had used a gold background i opted for Ground Espresso Distress Paint.  If i had used Silver Mirri board i would have used black paint or black gesso.  Work the paint into all of the grooves with your finger

When you are happy with the coverage get a piece of kitchen roll and wipe the paint off - yes really!!

Once you have wiped the paint off this is what you are left with

Here is a piece of the original card next to the painted and embossed piece as you can see its completely changed the colour and texture of the card, i promise it really was the same piece.

I used two more pieces one i just wiped over with the Ground Espresso Paint but guess what I forgot to take the photo of that one!!  This one i wiped the paint on and then with a piece of scrunched up kitchen roll dabbed it into the paint and got this lovely stippled texture.

I distressed all of the edges with a distress tool and inked up with Ground Espresso Distress ink  I also painted a couple of pieces of white card with Shabby Shutters Distress Paint and stamped one piece with the Phineas Pinchbeck Stamp and Happy Birthday from the Grungy Greatings plate twice onto another and again edged the same way. 

Then mounted all of the layers together with foam tape stuck to a cream card again edged with Distress Ink.

Looking forward to seeing your creations on here and on Facebook and don't forget to let me know what you think by leaving a comment.
Happy Creating 
Debs x


Sid said...

Brilliant effects! Great artwork !

ionabunny said...

Cool. Hugz

Debs Smith said...

Thank you Sid and ionabunny x