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UIUS grunge paste challenge continues!

So earlier in the week I shared some grunge paste projects… Cards to which I added some texture paste to either the background or foreground of my artwork and then turned them into cards.  This was all inspired by the fab challenge over at Paperartsy.  Leandra showed such fab projects in her video which have really inspired me!  This time I am doing some a Christmas cards as part of my UIUS challenge.

 

I grabbed four of the pre-prepared cards which had green as their base to the designer paper, and then set about making some embellishments as the toppers using Grungepaste (or in my case modeling paste as that’s what I have in my stash). 

I punched out a tree from some sturdy cardstock to make the stencil, spread the paste through the stencil, then after removing the stencil stamped into the tree to create a texture.  In one set I used a background stamp and in the others I used a snowflake from the Festive Flurries set.  Then I left them to dry overnight.

 

 

 The next day I added some green paint that matched the papers, left them to dry, then added a small amount of gilding wax/treasure gold to accent the texture.  Then I punched them out to use as little topper embellishments,

Mounted them all up, using dimensionals in places, and added sentiments to them all and little dots of glossy accents.  Jobs a good ‘un! 

 

Quite a simple way of making unique little embellishments for cards, and a great idea for mass production crafting as works well to do each bit in stages!  Perfect for Christmas cards! And four more done for my Christmas card stash! 

Happy crafting!

Catherine 

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