which means it is time for a new challenge at House of Cards :
colors and/or textures from the inspiration photo below.
My card uses similar colors - and texture !
YES, that is a real crackled paint background that I painted then scored,
making debossed lines on to resemble old weathered wood boards.
Trying to capture the crackled paint with "fly specks".
Coat heavy card stock really well with crackle medium
(I bought mine years ago in the craft paint section).
Allow to dry thoroughly before applying paint.
Depending on how thick or thin you put the paint on,
the cracks will be larger or finer.
Do not go back over the paint once it is on,
that will alter the cracking process.
I used a cream paint over a dark green card stock.
"Fly specks" were created with a speckled background
stamp from the old Itty Bitty Backgrounds stamp set, Stampin' Up!
I normally use an old toothbrush to splatter on paint for speckling.
NOTE: Color may "bleed" through from the card stock,
altering the color of your cracked paint layer.
I stamped leaves from the old Lovely Leaves stamp set
by Stampin' Up! with multiple colors onto Vanilla card stock:
So Saffron and Pear Pizzazz
More Mustard and Pumpkin Pie
I also added a few specks of Espresso to them.
I then hand cut them out and bent them slightly
(I should have stamped the backs, too !).
They are adhered with hot glue over loops of thin twine.
I added a strip of Pear Pizzazz card stock that I
distressed the edges of and added piercing to.
A small little Happy Birthday stamp from Stampin' Up!
was stamped with Handsome Hunter ink.
The burlap "ribbon" is actually a strip cut from some
old fabric in my stash and adhered with double stick tape.
Thanks for looking at my fall colors/textured card =)
Be sure to see the rest of the amazing cards my fellow team mates
at House of Cards have made and play along with us.
Please read the House Rules first ;)
You have until October 31st to enter !