I am sharing a card I made from some of Tim’s new Sizzix releases. When I got the die cuts, I just started combing Pinterest for some inspiration. I have an inspiration board that I add to when I get a new stamp or die cut release. It’s a bunch of pretty eclectic images that I use for color, texture or theming inspiration. For this project I was inspired by these images from my board:
To make this card I used the following from Sizzix Alterations:
Additionally, you will need:
- Ideaology Mirrored Sheets
- Gold Metallic Kraftstock
- Ground Espresso Distress Paint
- Peacock Feathers Distress Paint
- Mushroom Alcohol Ink
- Gold Distress Spray
- White Textured Cardstock
- Distress Heavy Stock
- Picked Raspberry Distress Ink
- Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink
- Hand Sanitizer and Alcohol Ink Blending Solution
To do this you can use plain hand sanitizer, a plastic scraping tool, and a felt blending tool. Leave the protective film on the mirrored side.
Put some hand sanitizer in a small spot on the adhesive backing and gently scrape it away down to the mirror. Don’t scrape the mirrored paint.
Now, clean the sanitizer off with water and using the alcohol ink tool with felt and Blending Solution, gently buff away the mirrored paint in that section. Repeat in several places on the piece, especially around the edges. Clean off the back with paper towels and water. This is what it will look like on the back,
and the front.
Once you have sufficiently worn away the mirror and cleaned up, (because it will be messy but so worth it!) apply some Mushroom Alcohol Ink to a felt covered blending tool and cover the worn away places on the back. Once dry add a little of the Ground Espresso Paint over the worn places on the back as well. Let dry.
Now turn the pieces over and remove the protective film. Cover the mirror with a thin layer of Mushroom Alcohol Ink, then flick some drops of the Blending Solution onto the front of the mirrored piece so it will make little splotches like an old mirror. Set aside to dry.
To make the frame, use the largest Stacked Baroque die and the second largest.
Using a few pieces of Design Tape, to keep them from moving, place the smaller die inside the larger one and cut a frame from a piece of gold Metallic Kraftstock.
Then cut several more from black cardstock to add dimension. Glue the 3-4 black frames together. Run the gold frame through the Rosette texture fade and attach to the stack of black frames.
Using a piece of blending foam on a blending tool, pounce some Ground Espresso Distress Paint onto the frame. Let it dry a little, the wipe some of it away off the raised areas so the gold will show through. Then dry.
Repeat the paint step again with Peacock Feathers Distress Paint. Let dry a little and again wipe away from raised areas. Dry.
Adhere the large mirror to the center of the card. Add the frame. Then center the smaller mirror, and attach.
I decorated the frame with a few greenery pieces from the Funky Florals 3 die set and few roses from the Tiny Tattered Florals set. Finally attach the Shadow Script “love” cut from white cardstock and Gold Metallic Kraftstock. I used the white kraft core cardstock from Coredinations.
And that’s it! You have a beautiful Valentine for someone you love.
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