Here's the front, where someone has been typing a message on a rusty old typewriter:
Biscotti Perfect Pearls mist. The edges were distressed, torn and rolled. When dry, I inked the edges heavily with Frayed Burlap and Walnut Stain, and stamped a coffee stain stamp with Archival Ink Coffee.
typewriter was die cut from grungeboard and painted black. Then I dry-brushed Juniper, Sail Boat Blue and a bit of silver over it. I sanded it and scratched it with a needle tool. The small parts were painted silver and put back into their place. I did a step-by-step tutorial with this faux-rust technique here.
I recently got the Ranger Rust Antiquities embossing powder, and wanted to try it. I used the new Ranger Clear Emboss It dabber embossing ink and dabbed and swept it over areas of the typewriter where I wanted the powder to stick. The final touch was to place a piece of paper underneath the typewriter that had been stamped with an alphabet typewriter stamp and fill the keyboard holes with glossy accents. I covered the silver parts with glossy accents too.
The background cardstock was stamped with the larger version of the same alphabet stamp, and I stamped a row from the smaller version of the stamp at the top of the message paper tucked into the typewriter. The sentiment was printed on my computer using a typewriter font.
Heart & Wings die comes from Karen Burniston's pop 'n cuts range. It was cut from grungeboard. The wings were painted silver, distressed, inked with Black Soot and then coated with glossy accents. The outer heart was painted black, and embossed with the rust powder. The little heart was also painted black, but embossed with a verdigris powder instead.
Winged Hearts 3D die, you can find it here, other pop-up cards include this one and this one, and this layout. I am happy that Simon Says Stamp now carries these dies. I used a Tim Holtz Crowded Attic patterned paper for the cardbase, and turned the patterned side inwards.
I cut a rectangle of manila cardstock and die cut the Winged Hearts pop-up from that, carefully placing it so that the fold would be in the centre of my paper. If you don't have the base die for the pop 'n cuts, you can also use your ordinary base tray. I cut the Winged Hearts pop-up a second time, from eclipse tape (remember to turn the tape so that the sticky side faces towards your cutting pad). Carefully cut the mask out, you will use both the positive and the negative side. Mask the two hearts and the wings. Ink the paper with Antique Linen, Old Paper and Frayed Burlap. Then I misted with Biscotti Perfect Pearls mist.
When dry, the clocks and compass were stamped with Frayed Burlap. The hand was stamped with Archival Jet Black. Then I stamped repeatedly with the larger version of the alphabet stamp. I held the stamp in my hand instead of mounting it on an acrylic block for a more uneven look, and stamped it with mainly second and third generation stamping (I stamped it once first on a piece of scrap paper).
The key and keyhole were die cut from Ranger's shrink plastic, which is the perfect solution when you want a small embellishment. The pieces were shrunk and then coloured with alcohol inks (Juniper, Sailboat Blue, Ginger, Snow Cap), to create a patina look. They were coated with glossy accents on the front.
Here's a close-up of the little heart and of the key. If you didn't know it, it would be hard to guess this key comes from the same die as the large key below.
piece was also cut from grungeboard and was given the same treatment as the typewriter. The word was cut from the book. The edges of the pop-up piece were cut with the Brackets On the Edge die. I matted it on kraft core cardstock.
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Thank you for visiting! Enjoy your week!
Dies: Sizzix: Winged Hearts 3D pop-up, Heart & Wings Movers & Shapers, Hardware Findings Bigz, Vintage Typewriter, Brackets On the Edge die
Stamps: Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz: School Desk, Warehouse District, Curiosities, Going Somewhere, Mini Muse
Ink: Distress Ink: Frayed Burlap, Antique Linen, Old Paper, Walnut Stain, Black Soot; Frayed Burlap reinker; Archival Ink Jet Black, Coffe; Adirondack alcohol ink: Juniper, Snow Cap, Sailboat Blue, Ginger, Lettuce; Ranger Clear Emboss It dabber
Paint: Adirondack dabbers: Pitch Black, Juniper, Sail Boat Blue, Silver
Mist: Ranger Biscotti Perfect Pearls mist
Embossing powder: Ranger Rust Antiquities Embossing Powder; Tsukineko Verdigris
Surfaces: Ranger manila cardstock, Ranger shrink plastic; Tim Holtz Idea-ology Crowded Attic paper pack, Grungeboard; Core'dinations Tim Holtz kraft core cardstock, old book pages
Adhesive: Ranger Glossy Accents; Judikins Eclipse tape