Happy Monday! Spring keeps inching closer and closer and I am very ready for it, I’m tired of the dark and dreary days of winter, I need to hear some birds chirping and see some green grass. I hope this post finds you well and looking forward to the same thing!
I am back today to share another make that I created for the Sizzix Chapter 1 release that Tim hosted a couple weeks ago. This time I’m sharing the card that I made using the new Damask 3D Texture Fade. You know how I love me some texture and I’ve got to tell you, when you think of 3D texture, this should be the first 3D folder that you think of. It is the epitome of the word texture!!! So mindblowingly GOOD, I absolutely LOVE it!
Here’s a look at my make…gosh, can you go wrong with a blue and rusty combo of inks? Nope, I don’t think so! I couldn’t believe how beautiful this combo turned out with this folder. So, let’s get to it!
You really would think that this background took a while to create, right? Well, the answer is NO! It was one of the easiest cards that I’ve made in a long time. I did a super easy technique using a Black Soot Distress Ink Pad that was rubbed and smooshed onto the inside of the 3D Texture Fade (on the indented side of the folder).
Once the ink was distributed, I lightly spritzed a piece of Distress Watercolor Paper (both front and back) with water, then ran the paper through my Sizzix Foldaway. I ran it through it 3 times, but honestly, I probably could have gotten away with only running it through once. I am AMAZED by this new tool. The pressure that it has is unbelievable. Below is a photo of what it looked like when I opened the folder. Dang AWESOME!
HOLY MOLY, texture palooza! 🙂
I spritzed a craft mat with both Chipped Sapphire and Rusty Hinge Spray Stains and spritzed the inks with a bit of water, then I dipped my embossed paper into the inks. I dried it with my heat tool, then repeated the process until it was to my liking. I like those itty bitty ink spots, so I dipped my paper into those and dried it again.
When my paper was completely dry, I lightly rubbed on some Dina Wakley White Gesso, to emphasize the embossed and textured areas that the inks slightly covered up.
Gesso is the perfect medium to use to create this effect because it doesn’t blend into the ink and sits on top of them.
I swiped up some of the inks that were leftover on my craft mat using a piece of watercolor paper scrap, then dried it with my heat tool. Using a circle, I punched out a piece of the inky paper and placed it behind a piece of vellum that had been run through the Sizzix Seal Switch-lit. I stamped a phrase from the Leafy Frames (Simon Says Stamp set, sss201901) onto the vellum seal using embossing ink, then sprinkled and embossed the phrase with gold embossing powder.
I adhered the vellum piece to the inky circle, then adhered a piece of gold string to the backside of the seal and adhered it to the front of the card.
I cut out a leaf from the Sizzix Bloom Thinlet Set using some of my inky leftover paper, adhered it together, then tied a piece of gold thread around the leaf and adhered it to the front on the seal.
I adhered the background to a card base, and with that, my card was complete!
Thanks so much for stopping by today, and be sure to stop back soon as I’ll be sharing some more of my Sizzix makes in the coming weeks.
Products used to create this make… CLICK HERE to shop at Simon Says Stamp and
Sizzix Damask 3D Texture Fade, Sizzix Switchlit Seal Set, Bloom Colorize Thinlet Set, Distress Watercolor Paper, Black Soot Distress Ink, Rusty Hinge and Chipped Sapphire Distress Spray Stains, Dina Wakley White Gesso, Gold Thread, Gold Embossing Powder, Distress Embossing Ink Stamp Pad, Simon Says Stamp Leafy Frames Clear Stamp Set
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