Time for another challenge from Tim's new book, A Compendium of Curiosities Vol. 3! This is a favorite technique of mine, Painted Industrial. I love the look you get. Instructions for it are found on page 46 of the book and the challenge itself is over at the Studio L3 blog. I decided to create a Steampunk birthday card:
I had lots of fun making this card. The faux wood frame uses a technique I demonstrated earlier in my Falling for Faux project organizer book. Check it out for detailed instructions and pictures. You'll need brown distress stains, the Woodgrain stamp and clear detail embossing powder.
The center image is a cool La Blanche stamp called Steampunk City. I stamped it on Specialty Stamping paper and colored it with Distress Markers and inks. I love that little flying man stamp too; it makes me smile.
I am also entering this into the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #12 - Who's the Boss? The challenge is to use all sorts of embossing in your project and I've dry embossed the card, the Painted Industrial background, the Spellbinders gear dies and used heat embossing in the faux woodgrain technique. Whew, that's a lot of texture!
I hope I've inspired you with my project. Most of the supplies I used for this card can be found at Inspiration Emporium. Follow the links below and use my code JUICE to save 10% if you go shopping. I will also point out that US shipping
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