Thursday, August 6, 2009
I did this card just for the pure fun of it! This "American Cowthic" stamp is my personal favorite at the moment and I couldn't help but use it again. You can find it here or here, depending on which side of the pond you live! For a more complete list of stores to order from, go to the HH blog and check the sidebar.
I water colored the image with Twinkling H20's.
The background paisley design was done using Spellbinders Impressabilities. I saturated it with White Craft Ink by SU! and then laid it onto the textured brown cs. Then I took my brayer and brayered overtop of it firmly. I like the effect; it doesn't give a perfect impression, like rubber would, so it looks kind of distressed. And the texture of the paper made it appear like cloth. I think it is cool!
To get the shape of the main image panel, I just drew a curved line at the top and bottom of the image and used scissors to cut along the line I drew. Nothing fancy, nor perfect, but that's what I like; imperfections!
I distressed all the edges with brown dye ink as well as a metal ruler.
I used a hot glue gun to adhere the sides of the scrolls that contain the raffia. Glue dots just wouldn't have been strong enough to hold them.
I made the button with Sculpey.
Here is a close-up if you like:
Thanks for looking today, and God bless you!
Posted by Crissy Armstrong at 8/06/2009 07:10:00 PM