Creating something for Inspiration Emporium's new monthly challenge was the perfect way to get my mojo restarted. September's theme is 'Falling for Faux' which is totally up my alley! I also couldn't wait to try an incredible new card technique from Karen Burniston. Her Flying Easel Card honestly made my jaw drop. I made a few changes to mine (mostly because I was trying to find the lazy crafter's way to do it!) and she graciously let me share my process.
Here's a quick little tutorial if you'd like to try this. Many, many thanks to Karen for the inspiration, and for letting me share my instructions with you. Be sure and check out this post on her blog for more info and details on her card.
2. Cover with paper. Fold the card in half again. Next, fold the front flap of the card as shown, making sure your fold is in the center of the cutout. (Note: I wanted to use this lightweight paper from My Mind's Eye on my card and needed the kraft cardstock for a stiffer base. If you're using heavier paper, you can just cut the card from that. I would also recommend covering the cardstock before cutting. Silly me!)
4. Paint the frame with Picket Fence Distress crackle paint and let dry. I wanted a softer color, so I went back over the crackle with Antique Linen Distress paint. Tip: if you don't have the exact color of Distress Crackle paint that you need, you can always start with Picket Fence and tint it to your desired color using ink, paint, or stain.
Faux Silver treatment and set aside.
6. Color the bird using Distress paints and markers. Insert the bird as shown and glue the two cage pieces together. Punch a small hole in the top.
Looking for a little faux inspiration? I compiled a little list of my own faux techniques below - I hope you're inspired to try one!
After you've created something, be sure you share it on the Inspiration Journal blog - you could win a $50 gift certificate!
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