Returning to my efforts to make more masculine cards, I was inspired by one of my favourite scrapbook layouts “The Red Viper”, and decided to try and make a card using some of the same techniques.
I started with a piece of patterned paper from the DCWV Tradewinds stack, which is a map close-up. I distressed the edges using my Prima Distress Tool designed by Ingvild Bolme. I don’t think this tool is available anymore which is unfortunate because it really is an awesome tool. I added some extra distress by ripping a few “crack lines” in the paper. Then I used my Vintage Photo Distress Ink around all the edges.
I chose a coordinating paper from the same DCWV line to place behind my distressed piece. This is the counter colour that just peaks out from behind the rips in the layer above. I also took a little antique gold acrylic paint and brushed on a bit of paint around all the edges with my finger.
I cut my globe die out of Tim Holtz Ideology Metallic paper and then cut a few extra globes out of kraft cardstock to give it some extra dimension. I glued all the globes together, with the metallic version on top, and backed them all with a piece of vellum.
I added a few gears, cut from kraft cardstock and also distressed with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Then I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out my feature sentiment word “discover” from a few layers of black cardstock – again glued together for dimension. The sentiment strip I just printed on my printer – and I can’t forget that little bit of black spatter on the background that adds to the weathered look!
Cardstock – Tim Holtz Ideology Metallic and Recollections
Patterned Paper – DCWV Tradwinds Stack
Dies – Tim Holtz Globe and Cheery Lynn Gears
Ink – Distress Ink Vintage Photo
Acrylic Paint – Folk Art Antique Gold and American Craft Soft Black