Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Colourful resist

Today I have another card for the Hero Arts April challenge to share, this time using one of the challenge sketches.

The alphabet pattern was clear embossed on watercolour paper. The paper was cut into four panels and each panel was coloured with Distress Stains (Broken China, Mustard Seed, Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmalade) and then misted with Perfect Pearls and water.

Four gears were cut from grungeboard, painted white and stamped with a text stamp using Archival Ink. Then the gears were painted with Distress crackle paint Rock Candy. After they dried, a bit of Mustard Seed Distress Stain was added to the cracks.

They were glued together and to the card with Glossy Accents. The base gear is hardly visible, but adds dimension to the card by lifting the other gears up.

Thank you for looking!


Supplies: Hero Arts: Alphabet Pattern ST501, Anytime Messages CL129, Happy Definition CG268; Sizzix Tim Holtz Gadget Gears Bigz and Mini Gears Movers & Shapers; Distress Stain: Broken China, Mustard Seed, Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmalade; Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink; Archival Ink Aquamarine; Distress crackle paint Rock Candy; white acrylic paint, grungeboard.


  1. Beautiful card! I love the alphabet backbround!

  2. Wow, I love this. Just gorgeous.

  3. Very cool- the closeups are amazing!

  4. This is such a neat card, love the wy you have used your stamps on this one.


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