This month's Designer Challenge from Karen Burniston, is to make either an 'Artsy' or 'Cutesy' card, and so my card today is my attempt at 'Artsy'. I wouldn't say that's my usual style, but I've had fun making a mess with ink and paint!
I used the Lorna Label PopUp Card die for the pop-up mechanism (and stitched label).
Firstly though, I made my own patterned paper by using a Purple Onion damask background stamp, and stamping it with VersaMark ink, and adding clear embossing powder and heating it. I then sponged some brown, light blue and teal ink over the pattern. Next I sprayed the inks with water mixed with a little mica powder. This added some shimmer, and also made the inks spread into each other. Once dry, I placed some copy paper over my patterned paper, and ironed it. This takes off the clear embossing powder, leaving a flat patterned paper behind which can be inked.
This my finished shimmery paper, ready to use as my background paper.
I added the Eiffel Tower from the Eiffel Tower Pop Stand set, and painted it with Distress paints, then dipped it in UTEE thick clear embossing powder.
I added various stamps, and a Tim Holtz stamp for the sentiment. I added Crackle Accents to a couple of separate word panels (I was impatient, and it's not quite dried in these pictures!)
I also die cut, Distress Painted and clear embossed a couple of cogs from the Clock and Gears set.
I used Distress Stain to colour some seam binding, and a paper flower too, and rounded off the card edges with my Zutter heavy-duty Round-it-all.
Some of the products used: