Distress Summer Card Set by Cheiron Brandon

Bring in summer with these unique, vibrant cards! In this tutorial, Cheiron Brandon uses a summery palette of Distress Paints and the Tim Holtz Elements Stencil to craft a fun abstract card set. 

Instructions

Hello crafty friends! It’s Cheiron Brandon and I am thrilled to be back here at Ranger this month to share a fun project with you. I don’t know about you, but I love to make card sets just to have on hand or to give as gifts. I have a super easy and fun one for you today…this would even been a great summer project to make with kids!  


Distress Summer Card Set by Cheiron Brandon Step 1 

Step 1: Gather supplies. I used Distress Paints in a fun summery palette of Iced Spruce, Lucky Clover, Tumbled Glass, Ripe Persimmon, and Tattered Rose, some Distress Watercolor Cardstock, the Tim Holtz Elements stencils (which have all kinds of awesome shapes) and the Note Quotes stamps.  

 

Distress Summer Card Set by Cheiron Brandon Step 2

Step 2: Begin by putting your paints out onto a media surface mat or other work surface. Start by painting stripes on panels of Distress Watercolor Cardstock (mine were 3 5/8 x 4 7/8). Let dry or dry with a heat tool.  

 

Distress Summer Card Set by Cheiron Brandon Step 3

Step 3: Keep adding stripes, varying the widths until your panels are completely covered. Let dry completely or dry with heat tool.  

 

Distress Summer Card Set by Cheiron Brandon Step 4

Step 4: Using a foam blending tool, begin adding paint through the Elements stencils onto different striped sections of your panel.  

 

Distress Summer Card Set by Cheiron Brandon Step 5

Step 5: Add a few different shapes to each panel and also add a pop of contrast by stenciling a shape or two with some Black Soot Distress Paint onto each.  

 

Distress Summer Card Set by Cheiron Brandon Step 6

Step 6: Once you have added shapes to each panel, be sure to let the panels dry completely before finishing the cards.  

 

Distress Summer Card Set by Cheiron Brandon Step 7

Step 7: From the Note Quotes stamp set, use the circle stamp and select your favorite sentiments.  

 

Distress Summer Card Set by Cheiron Brandon Step 8

Step 8: Stamp the circle and the sentiment inside using Archival Distress Black Soot Ink. Let dry and cut the circles out leaving a small white border around the edge.  

 

Distress Summer Card Set by Cheiron Brandon Step 9

Step 9: Also stamp the circle onto the card panel where you are going to place the sentiment. This is so you can keep the little “splatters” that are on the stamp.  

 

Distress Summer Card Set by Cheiron Brandon Step 10

Step 10: Adhere the sentiments over the stamped part of your panel using foam tape.  

 

Distress Summer Card Set by Cheiron Brandon Step 11

Step 11: Mount the panels onto a piece of black cardstock measuring 3 3/4 x 5. Adhere to a white notecard.  

 

I hope you enjoyed this fun paint project. These little abstract pieces are so fun to make especially when combined with the Elements stencils. I hope you will try creating some of these fun cards on your own!

 

  

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