this card, though not of the season... still got created for some reason because i was experimenting with Gesso... yup!! this simple medium can create wonders friend!!! i love the textures it gives to the project. (for anyone who doesn't know about Gesso, its a primer that is used for canvas, wood, metal, plastic etc.. mostly its available at craft stores, mine is from Claudine Hellmuth Studio)
for starters, layer Gesso medium on a white card stock. i used a pallet knife for this but i think u can use a scrapper or some item with smooth edge. layer the gesso well in a sort of an uneven thick paste. you'll need to let it sit for a while until it gets dry. Gingersnap Creation is having a new color challenge called the vintage hues so i added the vintage effects to this with acrylic paints. below is a close up.
now, for the actual card... i used Tim Holtz's Rock Star stamp with acrylic paint... this is a little tough to get with all that texture.. so in some areas i had to repaint over the stamp... then i added, 4 eyelets on each corner, took some wire and attached it. i then layered this piece on another card which is inked (walnut stain, vintage photo, fired brick) and sprayed (tsukinke - walnut ink) Finally, added the ribbon and painted word "cherish"(from making memories slice machine)