Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Rock chick card with punched skull

As promised, here’s the punched skull card I made. 
This is a black card front mounted onto a white card base, but you could use a full black card base.

Please see yesterday's post for how to make the punched skull. 

I distressed the black cardstock to make it look like handmade paper. To do this, I wet it all over and rubbed away the top layer. It turned my thumb black for quite a long time! Allow to dry.

Another – arguably better – way of doing this is the faux suede technique. This gives a less rugged surface and doesn’t waste any cardstock if you’re lucky. To do this, curl your cardstock around a bone folder or scissors, just as you curl gift ribbon. If you curl it repeatedly in different directions, it should begin to separate. As soon as you can get a fingernail between the layers, slowly begin to separate them. If they don’t come apart, go back to the curling. Eventually you should be able to get the layers apart and have two pieces of faux suede cardstock!

I sprayed my black cardstock liberally with Champagne Mist shimmer paint mist (click here to see how to make it - thanks Monica!). This gives it a lovely sparkly effect.

The strip of Night & Day paper is brayered all over with Rich Razzleberry ink. You have to allow this to dry for a few minutes.

I fixed eyelets and brads along the edges of some Rich Razzleberry cardstock. I was aiming for all black but picked a white one up by mistake. I noticed in good time but popped it in anyway to see what it looked like and decided I really liked the fact that it’s different.

Next I distressed the edges of the coloured cardstock with a pair of scissors. The longer you do this, the more distressed they will be – just stop when you are happy with the results.

Using a sponge dauber, I applied Platinum Shimmer Paint to the swirl stamp from Tiny Tags and stamped on the distressed Basic Black cardstock. The hearts are stamped on scrap black cardstock and punched them out using the small heart punch.

I assembled the layers using Tombow Multi – I needed a strong adhesive to attach the black layer to the white card base as the black cardstock had gone quite wrinkly. If you use the more accepted faux suede technique you may not have this problem.

Finally, using the sponge dauber and without adding any more shimmer paint, I sponged around the edges of the entire card.

Stamps: Tiny Tags
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black
Paper: Night & Day
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Rhinestone brads, Stampin’ Pastels, sponge daubers, Platinum shimmer paint, Champagne Mist shimmer paint, Stampin’ Write journaling pen, black pewter and white eyelets/brads, brayer, Crop-A-Dile
Punches: 1 ¾” circle, large oval, 1” circle, Boho Blossoms, Word Window, ¼” circle (optional)

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