Friday, 8 July 2016

Credit Card Faux Printing


 Meet today's card.
I just love how this turned out and it was so fun to create.
I love trying out new techniques and playing with inks and paint.  I watched this video and then got out my old credit card and acrylic paint and played away.

Basically you use a credit card to spread thin layers of paint onto your cardstock in different directions.  I used 4 colours of acrylic paint; 2 shades of blue, black and white.  
I had some white acrylic paint leftover on my palette so I took the credit card and made the lines over the painted bkg and then splattered white paint with a paint brush.  The splatters added depth and extra interest.  I found the background dried very quickly because the layers of paint were so thin.
I die-cut the 'Happy Birthday' from Simon Says twice, glued them together then onto my card front.


 Adding my card to these challenges:



Moving Along with the Times- NO DESIGNER PAPER

The Sisterhood of Crafters- CREATE YOU OWN BACKGROUND


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  die- SSS/ acrylic paint/ paint brush/ credit card/ Cuttlebug

33 comments:

Lisa :) said...

LOVE this!! It looks so great and it's so quick!!!

Wilma said...

Love this - I'm going to go try it! Thanks for sharing.

Daffodil Cards said...

SO clever and what a GREAT result, love your colour combinations.
Faith
x

Jennifer Earley said...

LOVE your card! I have saved old credit cards to scrapping but never saw this! Gotta watch the video!

CherylQuilts said...

Wow, Karen, you had to have fun with this one!! I love it and giggled as I imagined you smiling away as it was transformed into this fabulous card! I love it and love how you've added the splatters and then the great word die for the sentiment! Hugs, sweet friend! (I'm still smiling!)

Kia said...

Awesome Karen

Verna Angerhofer said...

Oh, how awesome! I love that background design.

Margik said...

Hi Karen! What a lovely card! I love how you created this super background and the colours you've chosen. Brilliant, as always!
Thanks for your visit to my blog. Mar x

Darlene said...

WOW what an awesome background ... I can't wait to give it a try! I like how you added the white lines & splatter ... adds so much more dimension ... great job! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘CREATE YOUR OWN BACKGROUND’ challenge and please come back again soon!
Darlene
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

nancy littrell said...

Wow...way cool background technique Karen using your credit card and acrylics! Love your colors and extra white details. Your bold white die cut sentiment is perfect too. TFS my friend. Hugs, Nancy

nancy littrell said...

Wow...again...I just watched the cool video Karen. TFS the link! Hugs, Nancy

Princess Judy Palmer said...

This background is great. It's kind of grungy and a whole lot of fun.

Diane Jaquay said...

That background is brilliant, LOVE this card!

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Karen you are one awesome crafter to be able to create something like this, the technique is brilliant so is the finished card, superb make
hugs
lorraine x

Lisa Lara said...

This is crazy brilliant Karen!

Susanne Vargas said...

Just watched the video because I absolutely love your card and was curious how you had achieved this look! Have to try this! Thank you for sharing!

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card and another super technique from you Karen.

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

the credit card makes a great paint brush doesn't it. I like how you used the credit card to add the extra marks - I will have to remember that next time (I also keep a journal on my work table and any leftover paint from projects will go on a page in the journal - then you have the start of a new page) thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media challenge
Barb Housner (DT)

Nancy Stislow said...

Not only is this so wonderfully artsy, it also looks fun to do! You do come up with some fabulous techniques with beautiful results! Love the originality and the bold print you created, Karen!

Cheryl W said...

This looks amazing, Karen! Thanks for sharing this fun technique. Thanks as well for visiting my blog (paperpanacea.blogspot.com) and leaving a lovely comment.

Lizzie T a/k/a Wifelady said...

What cool masculine card! I want to try this technique! Love this card!

Monika Reeck said...

WOOOW that background and the technique you share here is stunninggg
lovely manly color too
great card
many thanks for joining us this time at ATSM
hugs
Monika

Jennifer Earley said...

Great card! Love the colors you used! Great double layered title.

Annick said...

Love this background, Karen ! And the colours are amazing

shirley-bee said...

Fabulous grungy card, Karen!

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at MAWTT, good luck!!! Amy DT

Loll said...

Very arsty. Looks like a fun technique Karen. xx

Bobby said...

This is so interesting, Karen. I may have to try it.

Inkyfingers said...

What a striking contemporary design Karen - fabulous technique!
Thanks so much for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers. I hope you will join us again soon.
Hugs
Carol x

Daria Z. said...

Karen, this is AWESOME! Definitely going to give this technique a try.

Seemaa said...

This card is really beautiful Karen. Thank you for joining us on Happy Little stampers Mixed Media Challenge.

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

What a great technique and you've executed it beautifully. Wonderful modern look, love the splatters. Thanks for linking up and playing along with us at Happy Little Stampers July Mixed Media Challenge! ~ Stephanie L, GD.

Linda said...

Great take on this months challenge. Thank you for playing along with the Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media challenge xx