Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Industrial Chic Birthday {Scrapy land Challenge #82}

It's time for a new Scrapy Land Challenge.  The theme is always Anything Goes using any brand of die that Scrapy Land sells.

I also wanted to let everyone know that Scrapy Land is having a Design Team Call!!  If you're interested in being a part of this fun group, you can check out the details here: DT CALL.

For this week's challenge, I needed a masculine birthday card and I wanted to try creating a faux rust look.  So the two ideas came together in this birthday card.

I started out by die cutting the Sue Wilson Designs Industrial Chic Background die from white cardstock.  I've seen various tutorials on how to create "rust" using acrylic paints, but I wanted to try and do it with ink pads.  I brought out a few of my Memento ink pads (Rich Cocoa, Potter's Clay, and Desert Sand).  I began with the Rich Cocoa using the direct-to-paper method.  Next I added spots of Potter's Clay.  I kept going back and forth between the Rich Cocoa and the Potter's Clay until most of the white cardstock was covered.  As a final touch, I blended everything together with the Desert Sand.

I used the same process on another piece on another piece of white cardstock and then die cut the Sprockets from Taylored ExpressionsHere are some other options as well.

In order to give the "rust spots" the dimension that it would have in real life, I added some glue to various areas and then covered it with ground cinnamon (just as I would if it were embossing powder or glitter).  I placed the excess cinnamon back in my newly designated "cinnamon craft jar" for future use.  Not only did it give the added texture I was looking for, it smelled pretty good too. 😃

The sentiment is a Tonic Studios die (Retro Birthday).  It was die cut from the same cream colored cardstock as the card base. Other birthday options are here.

Now it's your turn to play along with us.  You have until Feb 4 to join in on the fun and have a chance to win one of two $10 gift certificates to Scrapy Land.

Don't forget about the Scrapy Land DT Call.  The Call closes on Jan 28, 2018.


Donna said...

What a stunning masculine card, I bet it smells fabulous!

Lori Kobular said...

Awesome card Anne!! I love how you use different things on your card, cinnamon is a great idea for the rust! Those gears look terrific!

Lisa said...

Wow, this is stunning, Anne!! The faux rust looks amazing!! I love the dies you used!! Adding them to my wish list!! Beautiful card!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Sherrie K. said...

Wow, your faux rust look turned out super cool! Great masculine design and I love the sprockets too. Amazing texture with the ground cinnamon...never heard of that but very cool effect! Great job!

Have a wonderful day!
Sherrie K

Lori Kobular said...

Love the faux rust you did with the inks and cinnamon! You are so clever to used something like cinnamon to get the texture that you want! Love all the gears!

Samra Leshinski said...

Gorgeously handsome masculine card Anne!
Thank you for this wonderful inspiration!
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Mary M. said...

Great card Anne. LOVE the rust look you achieved!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Very creative, Anne. Love your cinnamon rust!

Lena said...

Wonderful masculine cards. Love that you used your inks to make it look rusty. And the cinnamon ... what a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

Autumn Clark - SewPaperPaint said...

Love your gorgeous ink work and these awesome dies for such a fantastic masculine card Anne. Hugs, Autumn

Maryvonne COUSSE said...

Stunning card!! Love the faux rust looks!