My card for sketch challenge #218 at Operation Write Home this week.
It's a bit different from the sketch in that it doesn't have
as many layers, but follows the basic design.
I just love making faux antique photos
with my old car image stamps.
I wish Stampin' Up! would have made more
of these types of stamp images,
they are my favorite and most used stamps.
Antique Autos, Highways and Byways, sentiment from
Classic Pickups stamp sets from Stampin' Up!
Kraft, Vanilla and Glossy white card stocks
various brown inks
Stamp your image onto glossy white card stock with
a permanent ink.
Tape off the edges with removable sticky note paper
or removable tape.
Use a white crayon to add highlights before you sponge
ink onto the image (you won't see the white yet).
Sponge on inks of your choice to create the look
of black and white or sepia photos.
Lightly rub with a facial tissue to remove ink from the
areas you used the crayon, revealing white.
Remove the sticky notes/tape.
Now for the distressing if you want to add a worn look...
crinkle, sand, tear and curl edges, splatter ink, sponge, etc to
make the "photo" look well loved.
Punch shapes from card stock
and coat with clear drying dimensional "glue".
Use a straight pin to carefully push the dimensional
liquid to the edges of the paper punched piece.
You want to be careful to keep it on the paper punched
piece only, if it goes over the edges it will stick to whatever
is below, making a mess as well as a deformed faux brad.
Set aside to dry before adhering to project.
I used copper metallic card stock coated with Crystal Effects.
Tip: I put little dabs of Tombow Two Way glue down on scrap
card boards strips to stick the paper punch pieces to while making them into brads.
They are easy to remove if you let the glue
get tacky, the removable adhesive state, before sticking them down.
Thanks for looking =)