Monday 20 July 2020

Amazing Gears & Circuit Card

Hi Readers,
Today I am sharing a card I created with a masculine, rusty vibe.

To make the card a bit more special I created it oversized 8x4" & in a trifold style.

To achieve the rusty background I used an orange sheet of metallic kraft cardstock 
from the Tim Holtz 8x8" Metallic Jewels paper pack. 

I applied a very thin coat of clear gesso with a palette knife over the whole surface.
Once dry, I applied clear crackle paste randomly, thicker in some areas. 
The reason I applied the clear gesso first was to ensure the crackle layer 
would adhere properly & not just flake off.

I left the crackle to dry naturally.  Walk away for a few hours to let the cracks develop.

Drips of alcohol ink were then applied & spread by gently tapping with a felt applicator.
In some places the alcohol lifted the orange layer right off,
letting the silver base metallic cardstock show through.
I quite liked this distressed effect.  The cracks were well highlighted by the black ink.

The rest of the rust coloured page was used to die cut all the cogs, 
Even an offcut strip was used as a piece of trim.
I loved the rusty page so much I simply mounted it on heavy weight black cardstock
& layered the cogs, circuit & sentiment 
to allow the rusty finish to be the main feature.

The Paper Rose Circuit Die was cut from a piece of chalkboard black cardstock.
What an amazing die cut! So intricate and perfect contrast for under the sentiment.
I chose the sentiment from the Black & White Sentiment sheet set
& applied it over the layers of cogs & circuit texture.

Extra cogs were added to the trifold page.

White cardstock applied to the centre of the card for a written sentiment to be added.


It is fun to experiment to see what finishes you can achieve with the products in your stash.
Hope this inspires you to attempt a cracked, rusty finish too.
Happy Creating & Cheers for now,

Deb Adams

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