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You're Awesome Card by Bobbi Smith

You're Awesome Card by Bobbi Smith

By: Ranger |

Cards | Tim Holtz® Distress

In this tutorial, Bobbi Smith shares an awesome card tutorial perfect for back to school! Learn now to color with Tim Holtz Distress Inks and add texture to your background with Grit-Paste. This card project is jam-packed with Distress ideas and inspiration.

Instructions

Hi everyone, Bobbi here! I’m really glad to be with you on the Ranger Projects Page today. I’m sharing this fun Back to School card with a tutorial! Hope you’ll join me.

 

Distress Back to School You're Awesome Card

Step 1: Start by applying some Distress Grit-Paste to a 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” sheet of Distress Watercolor Cardstock, using the Mini Layering Stencil Gradient Squares. The Wendy Vecchi Make Art Stay-tion works great for this, those magnets really secure everything in place (no tape needed)!

Distress Back to School You're Awesome Card

Step 2: Working on a new 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 sheet of Distress Watercolor Cardstock, ink the stack of books and the mini apple stamps using the Distress Archival Ink Mini in Black Soot. Stamp images on smooth side of cardstock. Dry well with Heat Tool.

Distress Back to School You're Awesome Card

Step 3: Swipe several colors of Distress Ink to a Glass Media Mat or a Non-Stick Craft Sheet, then pick up color with waterbrush and color images. The colors used were Candied Apple, Fired Brick, Mustard Seed, Fossilized Amber, Broken China, Mermaid Lagoon, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Pumice Stone, Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap and Gathered Twigs. I like to select at least two inks from the same color palette, one lighter and one darker for shading.

Distress Back to School You're Awesome Card

Step 4: Cut out colorized images (stack of books and apple) with scissors.

Distress Back to School You're Awesome Card

Step 5: To add a little color to dried Grit Paste panel, unscrew lid and flick Distress Oxide Spray color droplets onto panel and dry with Heat Tool. The colors used were Pumice Stone, Squeezed Lemonade and Broken China. Dry with Heat Tool between each layer of different color.

Distress Back to School You're Awesome Card

Step 6: Here's a little trick I have for you to create the sentiment border when working with individual letters dies. Line the individual letters along the bottom sticky portion of a sticky note or low tack tape, it will always give you a perfectly straight line. Just remember, you're working backwardsso keep that inmind.

Distress Back to School You're Awesome Card

Step 7: Die cut an oval frame from kraft cardstock using Sizzix Framelits Stitched Oval dies. Diecut sentiment from black cardstock using Sizzix Alphanumeric Label Thinlits Dies and back sentiment with scrap Distress Watercolor Cardstock.

Distress Back to School You're Awesome Card

Step 8: Assemble card components onto an A2 black card base and kraft panel using Distress Collage Medium and Letter It White Foam Tape. I hope you give this fun card a try for your student or teacher heading to school.

 


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