I'm here today sharing a card I made for the Tim Holtz 'Facebook Live' event on Friday. If you missed the event, you can still go to Tim's Facebook page to see re-play. Tim talks about all the new Stampers Anonymous Halloween stamps, stencils and inspiration cards.
That's where this post comes in. I created this invitation for the live event and I thought I'd would share how I did it.
I'm using the Haunted House image from the Mini Halloween set, stamped in Jet Black Archival ink so it will not run when I watercolor the image.
The first watercolor layer was more of a lavender wash using lots of water. The second and third were more haphazard, just painting a night sky.
I inked the edges of the card with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Then pulled the trigger on the Distress Sprayer, ever so slowly, to dribble water over the card front. Give the water about 10 or 15 seconds to sit on the ink then pat with a paper towel to soak up the excess water, removing ink the process. Leaving you with a great night sky!
I used Watermark Embossing ink to "ink" the Gothic Gate (it's the "glue" that allows the embossing powder to stick to the cardstock). Normally in embossing you just pour the powder over the image/die cut, but I wanted to mix the two colors so the gate looked worn away in places. To do this, I took a pinch of one and then a pinch of the other until the gate was covered. It was just that easy. Tap off the excess (throw it away) and then emboss.
(I wasn't smart enough to use cardstock for the gate that was black on both sides so I had to pounce Distress Paint over the back).
Add Mini Fasteners in the corners.
Mount the card on a black backer which will hide the brad legs poking through the purple.
Make a palette on Dusty Concord on the craft mat. Add a water to make a puddle. Using the water brush, pick up the ink/water mixture. Tap the end of the water brush so it sprays across the card. Dab up any excess with a towel.
The large font is a free one called: Le Mysteres De Paris
(You might notice that I painted the inside of the hinges the same color as the gate)
I'll be back next week with a few little tidbits from the second card I made for the Facebook Live event. But for now...