I decided that, because the Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2016 project for April 2016 was to use a paint resist on embossed paper that I would kill two birds with one stone and use the same technique with my card for this challenge. The design team also was showcasing Ranger Products so I pretty much stuck to use of Ranger Distress pigments and supplies in making my card.
I started with the resist background. Using a piece of white card … I don’t have any of the textured surfaces used in Tim’s tutorial so I decided to make my own… I ran it through my Big Shot using a Texture Fade embossing folder. I applied “Antique Linen” Distress Paint with a sponge to the raised areas of the embossed card and, when thoroughly dry, I sprayed with Distress Spray Stains and a mist of water. When that was dry, I further distressed the piece with Distress Inks and a blending tool and a spritzer equipped with a Distress Marker (the latter didn’t appear to have much effect… have no idea why).
- Embossing folders: TextureFades “Wood Grain” (656644)
- Dies: Alterations BIG*Z “Bird Silhouette” (660231)
- Inks: Distress Paint “Antique Linen”; Distress Spray Stain “ Stormy Sky, “Hickory Smoke”; Distress Ink “Ground Espresso”, “Abandoned Coral”
- Papers: The Paper Studion chipboard assortment; scarp of white card stock; Miscellaneous scrapes of red patterned papers; The Paper Company Value Pack “Ivory”
- Embellishments: Scrap of tan grosgrain ribbon; Idea-ology “Small Talk” (TH93193)
- Adhesives: Distress Paper Mosaic Kit (grout, glue and gloss); EK Tools foam dots; Viva Las Vegas “Miracle Tape”