Sunday, November 05, 2017

Holiday Car and Trailer


It's Sunday again and I'm (Anja) back with my new post. It's been a busy few weeks for me at work and crafting really helps me to relax after a stressful day at work. And I'm still testing all the beautiful Christmas themed dies that are available in the Scrapping Cottage store. This time I tried two new dies that can also be used after the Holiday season.

For both cards I used:
- Cottage Cutz dies (Vintage Holiday Car, Christmas Trailer),
- Distress Oxides (Fired Brick, Black Soot, Worn Lipstick, Lucky Clover, Peeled Paint, Broken China, Faded Jeans, Seedless Preserves, Intense Violet, Antique Linen, Spiced Marmalade, Ice Spruce),
- white card base (2 13x13 cm),
- craft paper (2 12x12 cm),
- white card stock for die cuts,
- silver pigment ink,
- Versafine Onyx Black ink pad,
- white acrylic paint,
- heat gun,
- sponge,
- acetate foil,
- roller,
- paper distresser,
- Zig brush (flesh tone),
- black pen,
- foam adhesive pads,
- sentiment stamp.

First I die cut both motives and colored them with Distress Oxides. I colored all metal pieces with silver pigment ink for additional shine.

For the little elf I used Zig brush and black pen to finish his face.

Then I started with the backgrounds. I put some acrylic paint on to acetate foil. I used two pieces of foil and squashed the color between it.

Then I put one foil on top of craft paper and transferred the color with a roller.

I got two different patterns. With a sponge I put a little more color to the edges of both papers. I dried the paint with my heat gun and then added a bit more interest to the edges, using my paper distresser. 

I stamped the sentiment on a strip of white paper. Again I distressed the edges.

I adhere the sentiment and the motives on the background with foam adhesive pads to give it a bit more dimension.

And these are my finished cards.

Thanks for stopping by. I'll be back soon. Have a nice Sunday.
Anja Z.

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Janja said...

Wonderful cards! I like this interesting background.

Lois said...

What an interesting background! I've never seen that technique before -- it's always fun to learn something new. Your cards are both really cute.

Pam MacKay said...

Love the background technique! Fantastic cards too!

Mary Marsh said...

I agree with all the others - your background is really creative- and 2 really cute cards as well

Sukie said...

Your cards look amazing! I love how you created the backgrounds! Thanks for the tutorial too!

Jeanne said...

Great background technique. These cards are great!

Joanne said...

I love your cards Anja! Great techniques used. Thanks for sharing.

SugarShine Designs said...

Really cool background to set off the cars on your card.