Monday, November 17, 2014

Altered Playing Cards 19 and 20

Week 11 at Claudine's Craft Corner gives us snow for our altered playing cards.  I just happen to have the same products she sampled so I'm going to incorporate them.  You can see her post HERE.


I changed this one up a bit.  I did use the paper towel for the base, gluing it onto the playing card. Mine just happened to be saturated with Ranger Broken China, perfect for the sky.  But then I went off-message by coating it with USArtQuest Crystal Effectz.  (I have done this technique before, only with a used dyer sheet or paper napkin, rather than a thicker paper towel).

I tried the Marvy Snow Marker on a scrap of paper towel.  It soaked right in.  But the Marvy Liquid Applique stayed on the surface.  I went with that product since Claudine said the liquid enamel absorbed the color from the towel.  After letting it dry for a few hours, I heat set the snow.

Colored with Ranger Distress markers, a Prisma color, and Gelly roll pen.

Now for a couple of blatant promotional statements:

1) Since I'm on the Rogue Redhead Crew.  I used images from the Christmas Cheer (rubber) stamp plate which is on special this month.  Snow Hugs also is from RRD.

2) And I'm entering this card in the Pile It On challenge which Rogue Redhead Designs, LLC just happens to be sponsoring this week.  Vintage is the theme.

Yes, sometimes the stars align.

Entering Card 19 in these challenges:

Shopping Our Stash Challenge: 177:  Not Ready for Christmas (due Nov 17) --use a Christmas stamp set in a nontraditional way--We have snow on the ground here.  I'm sooo not ready for that.  So I placed these Christmas Cheer girls on an altered playing card--definitely not a holiday project--this is part of a deck of playing cards that we are altering. x

Get Creative Challenges:  #2 Anything Goes with optional twist-use glitter.  I just found this new site through Paper Playful.  x

Vintage Stamping Challenges:  Anything But a Card   Winner posted Dec 8

Pile It On:  #46 Vintage and enter other challenges  Winner posted Dec 3


I tried the technique of gluing down the paper towel and then removing it to leave behind the color from the paper towel.  I used USArtQuest PPA as my adhesive for both cards.  I also used a brayer to try to imbed the color onto the card.  I didn't feel this was extremely successful but I do like the subtle effect.  A few of the paper towel fibers were left behind on the card.  And I was not careful with the glitter from the first card so it ended up on the glue brush which transferred to this card.  Overall, an interesting background.  Once dry, I decided to dab on some Ranger Broken China stain, and then wipe it with a paper towel.

I used black Archival Jet Black ink on a background stamp called Winter Snow Background.

I get Craft Stamper magazine, so I have the stamp Claudine used which was a freebie from Raita Marie Sabina. It literally has been sitting on my desk begging to be inked up.
Versa Mark embossing ink
Tsukineko black embossing powder
Stampendous Red Tinsel embossing powder
Stampendous Pearlustre Emerald
fussy cutting at it's finest--so itty bitty
Stampin' Up snowflake stamp
Ranger Distress Ink:  Antique Linen, Tumbled Glass and Broken China
Gelly Roll red pen for berries
I added part of another freebie stamp from Craft Stamper for the stem.

Even though I shy away from liquid pearls, since I had the unopened package of Inkssentials white enamel accents, I gave it a try--just for Claudine.  Like Claudine, I accented some of the snowflakes with it.  I colored in the bigger snowflakes with Gelly Roll Clear Star pen.

I finished with the good ole label maker for Snow Bird--words stategically placed around my new enamel pearls.

Entering Card 20 in These Challenges:

Imagination Crafts:  November Challenge Anything Goes--must use product sold in their store--I used Versa Mark and Archival Jet Black Ink   x

Creative Corner Challenge:  Let it Sparkle

Use Your Stuff Challenge --Stamps


Wendy said...

Both cards are so looks like you are having fun altering the playing cards. I wish I would have started the class.

Shar B said...

These are both fabulous cards! Of course, I am partial to those cute little girls!

Micupoftea said...

Sweet cards! I like the sparkle background and nice dimension of the snow on the first one. The Snow Bird looks charming inside the raised circle "nest'. Happy Thanksgiving, Helene. :)

lauren bergold said...

both of these are clearly VERY fabulous... & i soooooo don't envy the snow you've already had! :0 thanks for SHOPPING YOUR STASH with us this week! :)

Claudine Criner said...

Both of your cards are just lovely. I really love all the sparkle!

Anita Houston said...

LOVE these! The snow is wonderful!

Angie A said...

Great card love the vintage look! Thanks for joining us at Get Creative Challenges! Angie-DT/Owner

Anonymous said...

These are fabulous! I'm all about the texture...I just want to rub my fingers on them! LOL
Thanks for joining us at Use your Stuff and hope to see you again.
Tammy DT

Amanda said...

Absolutely stunning! Just love that bird card! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Use your Stuff!

brenda said...

Two great creations, love how you created the first.

Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges

B x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I saw your link on Claudine's post. These are both stunning. Really lovely cards. My paper towel didn't bleed because I used printer ink, but I really LOVE how yours did. It is fantastic. And the Snow Bird is adorable. I've never heard of that magazine, but I like the idea of getting freebies in it. Great job on both.

trisha too said...

These are are great, Helene! Love what you did with the RRD girls!


mags said...

A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Imagination Crafts and good luck.

Irene Chillman said...

Love the idea of using paper towel as a background Helene, Thank you for sharing at Vintage Stamping Challenges.
Irene x

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