Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Faux Parchment Card

Tim Holtz showed how to make faux parchment paper (along with other things), on his 12 Tags of Christmas project. For great step-by-step directions, see this post on his blog. Since I don't have the same supplies as Tim, I've made some alterations. I stamped a music image on to vellum with black Archival ink and heat set. Then blended tea dye and vintage photo Distress ink on the vellum with a piece of cut-n-dry foam. Then with the widow open, heated the vellum with a heat took, until the vellum was stiff. Tore the edges and colored the edges with brushed corduroy Distress ink and heat set.
Cut out a piece from a Manila folder. Colored the paper with antique lined and vintage photo Distress Ink. Then dropped on water and dried with heat tool for the spotted faux bleach appearance. Used a distressing tool to rough up the edges and a thin file to scratch up the paper. Used brushed corduroy Distress ink directly to the edges and on a cut-n-dry foam pad to darken the scratches. Stamped flourishes with aged mahogany Distress ink and heat set with the heat tool.
Embossed a Christmas tree image (a cuttlebug folder) on green card stock with a white core. Used fine sand paper to expose the white core on parts of the raised areas and colored them with red metallic rub-ons.
Cut out the image, spread a thin layer of Rock Candy Distress stickles and let dry. Colored the edges with aged mahogany Distress Ink.
Layered all the pieces on to a red card. As it is Christmas time, glued on lots of rhinestones for sparkle and added a tag with another rhinestone.

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