Can you believe this crazy weather? I wish all those people on the east coast well, I hope you all are warm and safe.
This is week 21 for our Altered Playing Card Challenge!!
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I told you last week that we were going to use clear embossing paste this week and so we are.
I really like clear embossing paste and I don't use it enough
For starters I used stencils along with the paste to create some texture in my background, you just smooth it on like embossing paste
You have to set them aside to dry, I let mine dry about 2 hours. I think you can heat set the paste, just be careful
Once the paste was dry I took my first card and used Dina Wakley paint for my background. I used a sponge and just dabbed it on (note: if your not into bright colors please feel free to use more muted or neutral colors, your cards are yours so please make them the way you like them)
before the paint dried I took a baby wipe and went over the raised areas and wiped the paint off
Again with another color
Paint and then wipe, this is how my card ended up
for my second card I used the DecoArt media paints.. Same technique, dab on and then wipe off
The DecoArt paint didn't wipe off as well as the Dina paint but I really love how the gesso texture came through as well as some of the stenciled embossing paste
I like the clear embossing paste because it almost looks translucent and when you wipe off the paint it leaves the stenciled pattern..
For both of my cards today I am using images from Vera Lane Studios, these ladies are called "Housewives"
After making them the sizes I wanted, I printed them out and then colored them with Copic Markers. I then cut them out
Back to my first card:
Using the DecoArt paints again I dabbed a bit onto my craft sheet and used my pinky finger to make some dots
I then used some torn book pages and added that here and there, I just used glue stick to adhere the pages, I then trimmed the edges
Using my Scarlet Lime journal pen I drew around the edges of my torn pages (I cannot find a link to this pen, I hope it's not discontinued!)
I have all these mini alphabet sets from the Michael's dollar bin, gotta love that dollar bin...
I decided to go ahead and use one here, I used black ink and stamped the word "BE" onto my circles... I also used my black pen to draw lines around my circle
I then wrote "fruitful" on a piece of the book pages and adhered that to the side
I then adhered my girl, I decided to add another set of circles in the lower lefthand corner and did a little doodle with the black pen LOL...
Here is my first finished Altered Playing Card
Getting started with card number 2 - I first added a few dots here and there with paint and my finger
I have this zip lock baggie full of used stamps from the US and several different countries and I dug through and found three that I really like, I then used my glue stick to adhere them to my background (I always cut my stamps off the letters I receive for use on other things)
Again, I used my Scarlet Lime black pen to doodle and also drew around my stamps
I also added a tiny bit of yellow paint to my dots at the bottom of my card and tiny bits of orange dots to my upper circles
I added some black tissue tape to a piece of white scratch paper
This is going to be my background for my girl
I adhered my girl to the tape and then cut around her leaving a small portion of the black as an edge
I then glued my girl onto my background, love the way that black tissue tape makes her stand out
Using some punchinella and a black ink pad, I created some circles here and there
lastly, I added my sentiment (Love Robin Roberts!)
Here is my finished 2nd card
and here are both playing cards side by side
and last but not least the winner of last week's give-a-way is:
Congrats Paula, please email me at:
jasminngirl411 at yahoo.com
with your mailing address for your prize
Thanks all for stopping by, make sure to share your creations with me if your making your own set of cards. I always love seeing what you all have created.