Thursday, April 26, 2012

Antique Buffalo Birthday- Faux Burning

Hi Stampers! 

Boy, it has been another busy week at work but I wanted to take a moment to share a card that I created for this week’s PP92 Paper Player’sSketch Challenge.  I love this sketch- it has a clean and simple layout yet you can "dress it up" if you like as well.  If you have not already visited their site, check out all of the Design Team entries as well as the other submissions (they are amazing!)…

I have had this stamp set on my wish list for a while and just received it (it will be retiring).  I wanted to create a very aged, antique looking card with the buffalo image- I know it may not be your style, but I find taking pristine white (or in this case vanilla) cardstock and aging it is very therapeutic :-)  

To create this card:

De-static a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock with the Embossing Buddy® and ink the buffalo with Versamark™ ink, apply Stampin’ Emboss® Brown Embossing Powder and heat with the Heat Tool.  Once cooled, color with the Aqua Painter and Early Espresso ink (directly from the pad). 

Tear the edges by hand and use Sponge Daubers to apply Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Early Espresso ink until you reach the desired "antique" or "faux burned" effect.  Use the Color Spritzer Tool with the Early Espresso Stampin’ Write marker to further distress the image.

Mount onto a piece of Well Worn DSP (embossed with the Big Shot™ and Herringbone Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder).  Adhere this entire panel onto Very Vanilla (again, sponging the edges to “antique”) and attach the panel onto another piece of the Well Worn DSP (this piece looks like a barn panel and has been embossed with the Square Lattice Textured Impressions™ folder).

Tear the layers of Very Vanilla cardstock and crumple the paper by hand.  Apply the Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Early Espresso ink in the same manner as above until you achieve the look that you desire. Use the Crimper Tool to achieve further distressing and mount onto the buffalo panel.

Add the embossed strip of Chocolate Chip cardstock with a scrap piece of the Well Worn DSP (same as the panel behind the focal image).  Add the Hemp Twine, Antique Brad and tag detail.  Adhere all onto an embossed panel of Chocolate Chip to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets:  In Wilderness, Petite Pairs

 Ink: Versamark™, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Early Espresso

Paper:  Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Well Worn DSP (retiring)

Accessories:  Big Shot™, Herringbone and Square Lattice Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Sponge Daubers, Color Spritzer Tool, Crimper Tool,  Heat Tool, Stampin’ Emboss® Brown Embossing Powder (retired), Aqua Painter, XL and Large Tag Punch, Antique Brad , Hemp Twine (retiring)

Thanks again for stopping by!  I hope you like this card- I never seem to have enough masculine cards on hand :-).  Enjoy the remainder of the week and have fun stamping and creating- God Bless! 


Nance Leedy said...

Wow, Julie, this card is a piece of artwork! So many fabulous textures and layers to it and the dsp is the perfect companion to the buffalo! So glad you could join us at The Paper Players!

Jenn Picard said...

Oh wow-where do I begin, so many fabulous details! Love the embossing and all that detressing, what agreat mix of layers and textures. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players this week!

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful masculine card, Julie! I LOVE the texture. Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

Shirley Pumpkin said...

Hey Julie that is one really cool card. I just love the faux Burning plus all the detressing. They both go so good together!! Thanks for joining us this week at Paper Players!!

Shirley April GD

Anne Marie Hile said...

Julie, this is absolutely stunning! I always love how you add the perfect touches to your cards. This is "aged" to perfection, in all the right places and full of awesome textures. Thanks for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :) Hugs!

Allisa said...

Love your card, saw your creation at The Paper Players!

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