Monday, November 3, 2014

Distressed Turkey Card

This distressed turkey card was created for the newest Creative Cutting Challenge--Thanksgiving.   If you create with an electronic cutter and SVG (or similar software) files, I hope you'll join in and check out all the great Design Team inspiration! 
This card is from a brand new file
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Here's how I made it!
I cut both the card base and the front detail panel from kraft cardstock.  I took a piece of Distress Watercolor Paper and with a pencil traced the openings in the panel.  Then with a kneaded eraser I gently rubbed until the lines were barely visible.  

Next I took various Distress Markers and the water pen and colored in the areas I had marked.  Make sure that the colors touch so that no white spaces will be seen.

If you've ever seen a real turkey, you know that their feathers are iridescent.  To replicate that look, I used Copper Perfect Pearls, applied with a Perfect Medium pen. 

Using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blender, I added shading to the detail panel.

I glued the detail panel to the watercolor paper and then attached to the front of the card base.
I added details to the feathers and body with a Walnut Stain Distress marker.  The sentiment (Stampin' Up) was stamped in Walnut Stain on a scrap piece of kraft and hand cut out.
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12 comments:

izbzee said...

Gorgeous card, Cindy! I'm thinking this cut file is a "must have" for everyone!

Karen Conner said...

Really cool! Love it.

Andrea W said...

Wow! Your turkey is gorgeous and makes a lovely Thanksgiving card. So glad you shared your creation at The Paper Players.

Claire Creates Cards said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Anyone would love to receive this beautiful creation! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players this week! XX

LeAnne said...

Stunning card...what a fabulous idea!

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for the Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge 98, Hazel, DT - hope to see you again soon x

Sally Dodger said...

I love the turkey SVG and the way you have coloured the background with the Distress Markers. Your choice of colours are also beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More. Sally D.x.

Marina said...

The effect you've created with the watercolours is quite beautiful and skilfully done.

Tina Campbell said...

Beautiful card Cindy love the mix media artwork with the card really brings a beautiful turkey on the card, so fall like with the colors

Leslie said...

Awesome project- I love every single detail! :) Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us in the Crafty Cardmakers and more "Cut It Out" challenge this time!
Hugs,
Leslie, DT
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Krista's Paper Cafe said...

Cindy, this card is so beautiful! I really like it. It is comforting.

Laurie HIMCR said...

You created an elegant Thanksgiving card. Stunning!

Thanks so much for joining us this week at HIMCR!

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