Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Credit card technique

This card makes use of one of my favourite techniques - credit card technique.
Technique Instructions:
I normally use the inner wrapper paper of normal gift wrap - its usually a light grey very thin cardboard. Alternatively any cheap cardstock will work - not too thick as you need to be able to crumple it up. I then scrunch it up in my hands and then flatten it out and spray it with water. I then add a couple of dollops of paint - I use Lumiere paints but Dala our local brand work just as well, the dollops should be about the size of a R5.00 coin. I then use credit card to spread the paint across the paper. Add more paint if required. When you are happy with your paper leave it to dry and then once dry you can stamp on it. Makes for lovely background paper which has a texture in it.
Materials for card: Black cardstock, copper cardstock, inner cardboard from gift wrap tube, cream cardstock, butterflies, black brilliance ink pad, Stampers Anonymous word stamp, Prima flowers, rhinestone,Paper Artsy woman stamp, Copper pen
Method: Prepare the background as described under technique above. Once dry use black brilliance to repeatedly stamp background words. Take A4 black cardstock and fold in half to create card base. Add layer of copper and then black cardstock and then your credit card technique paper. Use black brilliance ink pad to stamp woman onto cream cardstock and go around edges with copper pen and then attach to black and copper cardstock and then to cardfront as shown. Add flowers with rhinestone and butterflies.
Hope you enjoy this technique.

1 comment:

  1. Love this card. Much better use for a credit card. Am going to try this technique.