Saturday, August 7, 2010
I tried to create a vintage look by creating some distressed patterned paper and distressing a paper flower. The patterned paper started as a green patterned paper, similar to the "solids" found in Basic Grey paper packs. I stamped this paper with a script background stamp and wrinkled it before flattening out the paper and distressing it with Tim Holtz' ink. The flower consists of 5 layers of Blossom die cuts (1 sm, 2 med and 2 lg) which were dry embossed with a Cuttlebug folder and then distressed with the same ink. Then they were sprayed with Tattered Leather Glimmer Mist to make the paper somewhat pliable. ach flower layer was folded in the opposite direction, giving the flower some dimension. Layers of only 3 different sizes kept the flower to a reasonable height for a card to be mailed. The assembled flower was finished with Glimmer Mist. Copper was used to compliment the large brad.
Stamp: background (Stampin' Up), border (Sandylion)
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Tea Dye
Papers: brown cardstock (Bazzill), patterned papers (stash)
Accessories: Spellbinders (Blossom), Cuttlebug Embossing Folder (Victoria), Glimmer Mist (Tattered Leather and Copper), Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Tea Dye), brads (stash), branch punch (Martha Stewart), brown ribbon (stash)