Sunday, November 05, 2017

Holiday Car and Trailer

Hi!

It's Sunday again and I'm (Anja) back with my new post. It's been a busy few weeks for me at work and crafting really helps me to relax after a stressful day at work. And I'm still testing all the beautiful Christmas themed dies that are available in the Scrapping Cottage store. This time I tried two new dies that can also be used after the Holiday season.


For both cards I used:
- Cottage Cutz dies (Vintage Holiday Car, Christmas Trailer),
- Distress Oxides (Fired Brick, Black Soot, Worn Lipstick, Lucky Clover, Peeled Paint, Broken China, Faded Jeans, Seedless Preserves, Intense Violet, Antique Linen, Spiced Marmalade, Ice Spruce),
- white card base (2 13x13 cm),
- craft paper (2 12x12 cm),
- white card stock for die cuts,
- silver pigment ink,
- Versafine Onyx Black ink pad,
- white acrylic paint,
- heat gun,
- sponge,
- acetate foil,
- roller,
- paper distresser,
- Zig brush (flesh tone),
- black pen,
- foam adhesive pads,
- sentiment stamp.

First I die cut both motives and colored them with Distress Oxides. I colored all metal pieces with silver pigment ink for additional shine.


For the little elf I used Zig brush and black pen to finish his face.


Then I started with the backgrounds. I put some acrylic paint on to acetate foil. I used two pieces of foil and squashed the color between it.


Then I put one foil on top of craft paper and transferred the color with a roller.


I got two different patterns. With a sponge I put a little more color to the edges of both papers. I dried the paint with my heat gun and then added a bit more interest to the edges, using my paper distresser. 


I stamped the sentiment on a strip of white paper. Again I distressed the edges.


I adhere the sentiment and the motives on the background with foam adhesive pads to give it a bit more dimension.


And these are my finished cards.







Thanks for stopping by. I'll be back soon. Have a nice Sunday.
Anja Z.


Cottage Cutz products I used:



9 comments:

Janja said...

Wonderful cards! I like this interesting background.

Lois said...

What an interesting background! I've never seen that technique before -- it's always fun to learn something new. Your cards are both really cute.

Pam MacKay said...

Love the background technique! Fantastic cards too!

Mary Marsh said...

I agree with all the others - your background is really creative- and 2 really cute cards as well

Sukie said...

Your cards look amazing! I love how you created the backgrounds! Thanks for the tutorial too!

Jeanne said...

Great background technique. These cards are great!

Joanne said...

I love your cards Anja! Great techniques used. Thanks for sharing.

SugarShine Designs said...

Really cool background to set off the cars on your card.

Kelly Byrnes said...

This is a very useful post, thank you! I agree that innovations are the most important thing for most businesses because with today’s fast-changing world we need to stay on top of the changes if we want to survive.
caboolture car pick up for cash
caboolture cash for car
caboolture scrap car
cash for car caboolture
cash for cars caboolture
cash for unwanted cars
cash for unwanted car brisbane
brisbane unwanted cars for cash
unwanted cars for cash caboolture
Cash for cars Redcliffe
Unwanted Cars Redcliffe
Unwanted Cash for Cars Redcliffe
Junk Cars Redcliffe
Scrap Cars for Cash Redcliffe
Sell Cars Caboolture