This card was a bit more work than usual but I feel the outcome was worth the it - I hope you agree! I formulated this card while looking through the many, many rub-ons I have. I didn't use them for a long time for fear that I would do them "wrong", and I was certain they wouldn't work the way they were supposed to. Surprise, surprise! Once I got over my fear I discovered how easy they are to use and almost impossible to mess up (mostly because you can check them before you are done to make sure they have rubbed-on correctly). Perfect for a crafter like me.
Materials I Used (of course feel free to use what you have in your stash):
- 3 Decorative papers from Indian Summer Line from Basic Grey; Aspen, Maize & Plum Wine
- 1 ¾ Square Punch
- Homemade Background paper, using a white card stock base painted with Distress Paint (attached the squares to it), made with Distress Paint; Aged Mahogany, Crushed Olive, Scattered Straw, Gathered Twigs
- Distress Marker Frayed Burlap
- Distress Ink in Gathered Twigs
- Scrap piece of off white cardstock for rub-on
- Basic Grey Rub-on “Fall is in the Air” in wine color
- Gold Paper for layer
- Dark Orange card stock for layer
- Square card in rusty brown
- Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Iridescent Gold
The first thing I did when I made this card was punch out 4 squares with the square punch I had – for 3 of the squares I used the Basic Grey papers and each one was the same pattern but in different colors so I punched out the same part of the pattern from each color, then I punched one square out of some scrap vanilla card stock I had. I applied the rub-on (for some reason the package has no identifying information on it, sorry about that!) to that square and sponged some Gathered Twigs ink around the corners, then edged it in Frayed Burlap using a Distress Marker. Then I made the background that the squares are attached to, I used a scrap piece of white card stock and colored it with various Distress Paints (see list of colors above); it was really pretty, but I wanted to use other layers as well, so you can’t see the paper very well. I adhered the 4 squares to that piece of paper once it dried. I just eyeballed the spacing because I can’t be bothered using a ruler; I have tried to use a ruler in the past to perfectly and evenly space things, but it made me certifiably crazy, so now I just wing it.
I cut out another layer from some gold paper I had and then another layer out of a dark orange card stock. Typically, when I am making layers I just use my Fiskars Personal cutter and find an area on the clear guide and then cut all the sides of the paper with the same point of reference. I just purchased a set of rulers made especially for making layers but haven’t had the time to play with them yet. I’ll keep you posted. I glued all the layers together and then glued them onto a Mahogany-Rusty-Brown (I can’t figure out what color the card looks like most, so you got all three) square card from my stash.
Finally, I spritzed the whole thing lightly with the iridescent gold mist. The pictures of this card don’t do it justice as it is a very pretty card. The gold layer and the Glimmer Mist are nice and subtle but I think they give the card that extra “zing”. NOTE: For some reason every picture I took made the rub-on look black, it isn't black, it is a wine color (like those leather jackets from the early 80's - LOL)
|Close up of the rub-on|
|The finished card - shows off the subtle shine I think|
Thanks for looking and enjoy your day!