Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Masculine and Vintage

Hello My Crafting Friends,
On July 1st  the summer/fall design team for Paper Crafting World was announced.  We are sharing a new format this term which will include individual postings featuring PCW digi stamps and cut files, tutorials, projects, and freebies along the way.
I have the privilege of creating the first post for this new format.
I found these fabulous Moxxie papers when I was in Texas and wanted to use them to create a masculine card using the PCW digi Sailboat.
The sentiment is a quote I found written by Whoopi Goldberg.  I think it's perfect for the essence of the card.
Because these papers have such a vintage look, I decided to use several distressing techniques to make the card come together.  Here's a close up to help you see the distressing.
I decided to share a few pictures that explain the techniques (in case distressing is new to you.)
 First I roughed the edges of the patterned papers using a single blade of my scissors.
If you slightly dampen the paper first it shreds a little more easily, but be careful not to over tear.
 Then my favorite go-to technique is to ink the edges and corners with chalk ink.
 A crimper adds some nice dimension.  I actually crimped the bottom section of the card.
 I often use Spellbinders dies to cut and mat my images.  After embossing, but before removing the image from the die, I use a fingertip sponge and Distress Ink to ink from the die inward to the edge of the mat.  When the sponge was almost empty of ink, I sponged over the entire surface to get a more vintage look.
Finally, the choice of Copic colors is important to attain the look I was going for.
None of these techniques are new or unique, I just thought I'd share the process I used to get the look that I think the papers called for.
I hope you'll plan to visit My Paper Crafting each day and see the Sizzlin Summer projects my fellow Paper Crafting World designers will share.
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Cards for Men, "Boys will be Boys"
Crafting by Designs, "Anything Goes"
A.R.T.#3 " Anything Goes"
Crafts 4 Eternity " Heavy Metal"
QKR Stampede "Anything Goes"
Sister Act "Anything Goes"


Georgiana said...

Great masculine card. I sure do like that you included a pictorial for distressing. I never dampen my paper, but I will try next time to get a different effect. That charm is wonderful too!

Brenda said...

I love this card Larelyn, it is so vintage looking and a masculine card is always a welcome change! Your papers are amazing!! I love all the distressing you have done! Thanks for an amazing tutorial!! Hugs!

Anonymous said...

You did a fantastic job with the distressing. Beautiful card! and great quote!

Jen said...

Love this card, Larelyn! Thanks too for the great tips.

Nannieflash said...

Fabulous card love your image and your colour choice. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

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