Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Distressed Vintage Card And Paved Pearl Tutorial

Hi guys!    I love this stamp  and I think I would make the "Going Places" set from Justrite my new go to set for guy cards because of it.  This was a bit of fun for me to put together because it had some messy bits and I was in one of those messy kind of moods that day.  I started with the embossed background and I covered a piece of old card with some of the self adhesive foil tape you can get from a hardware store (I think it is used for plumbing things, but I'm not positive!)  I used the Brick embossibility folder to give the texture.  Once embossed, I used some fine sandpaper to rough it up a bit.  I used some black soot distress ink direct from the pad over the top and heat set it.  I wanted it a tad more distressed so I used some black Eco-paint in spots.  I brushed it on and then rubbed with a piece of kitchen roll to remove most of it.   Next I stamped my vintage card on pale grey card using a black archival ink pad.  I cut it out with the matching die and inked the edges with pumice stone distress ink.  I mounted it on foam in the centre of the card.  I then stamped the large decorative shape from the With Gratitude set.  I used a black archival and clear heat embossed it this time.  I cut it out with the matching die shape and then cut it in half with a paper cutter.  I glued the pieces to the top and bottom of my card as a decorative element.




































I mounted the entire piece on foam and cut a large grey mat for it.  I gave the mat about a half inch around my background so I had plenty of room to play with my Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue dots.  I created my paved pearl technique around the edges using the silver PVA glue.  I do a section at a time and do all the largest dots first randomly.  Then I go back and place medium sized dots around and finally finish with the smallest sized dots to complete an edge.  Your card will become a bit wavy as you are doing this, but I have found it flattens out a bit once it is dry.  I have taken pictures of each step so you can follow along easily.





















Finished Dimensions are 6 1/2" x 8" in size.  All for now, Sue x




150 comments:

Pam said...

Great card for the guys Sue and thank you for paved tutorial.

Karen R said...

Loved this when I sawe you demonstrate it. The folder is really useful and the stamps are perfect. A really good make card xx

Debby Berry said...

Sue,
I love this card especially nice for the guys..the tutorial is a little mad... Happy trails.

Debs Artliff said...

Good morning Sue well what can i say about this one the words i can only use is stunning male card. I got mine yesterday but not had a chance to play with then yet. I have to make a mans card for the weekend. And now i know what im going to do if you dont mined me copying it.
Take care Sue

Debs Artliff

Lynne M said...

Hi Sue, a great man's card , another stamp set to add to my wish list. Thanx for the paved pearl tutorial . Lol Lynne M x x x

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
Fab card with a charm about it. Think the boarder reallymakes it special . Wonderful job xxx
born again spellbinder
Nadine hug xxx
nzillingworth@hotmail.com


Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,

Great male card, got to play with my set yesterday and entered my first blog challenge on justrite.
Thanks for the tutorial, it really helps to see it in stages.

Donna Jones

Ladock girl said...

Very good male card, and I love the tutorial on the paved pearls, really must have a go at that one. Linda xxx

Missmizog said...

Hi Sue
Great male card love the embossing will be having a go at this.
Sue

auscrafts said...

thanks for the paved tutorial great card for the males

Anonymous said...

Brilliant use of plumbers foil tape Sue. Great man's card. Will have to give this one a go. Thanks for sharing.

Michelle E xx

CraftyAnn said...

Anuther stunning card for the men. Your talent and inspiration is endless - thanks very much.
Take care

englishrose897 said...

Hi Sue great mans card. I saw this one when it was on the telly. Have a great day. Sally

Anonymous said...

Great embossed background, Sue, really shows off the card.

'P'in Wales

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue.
Great mans card today. Love the folder. As with so many of your cards, it is suitable for so many occasions. Thank you for the paved tutorial, such clear instructions, so easy to follow. Enjoy your family time. Take care.

Celina Dee said...

Lovely card as always xox

Anne Crawford said...

Interesting male card ,really enjoy doing the faux pearl trim!

Joesgrandma said...

There is such a lot of great work in this card Sue. It is really gogwoue and suitable for many occasions and adaptable too! Love all the embossing and the pearl detail. Thank you Sue.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, This is definitely a 'go to' card for men, I love the brick wall on foil, and the pave pearl technique finishes this card off beautifully.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Carole Z said...

ooh Sue I do love the brick wall....great guy card! Carole Z X

Alice G said...

Fab card for a guy. The background is amazing - def a technique I'll be using. I never feel confident about making male cards but your tutorials are giving me hope that maybe I could do them after all.

Alice xx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
A great card for the men in our lives.
Thank you for all the stage by stage pictures that helps us novices.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Gail said...

Hi Sue, great card for the guys, always need inspiration for the guys, thank you!
Gail C x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - I think this card is really different - I haven't tried the paved pearl technique yet - I want to though - I haven't tried it yet because I think I would mess it up! Perhaps I'll try a test run on a really small card in the first instance and work up from there! I'll let you know how it goes....
Rgs
Clare W

maxine h said...

Hi Sue
I love the vintage car image, so great for the guy cards. Mine arrived yesterday so time to play I think lol.
Big hugs
Maxine xx

Rosie said...

Thank you, Sue, for such clear paved pearl technique instructions. I must give it a whirl as it is so effective yet you make it look achievable.

Heather said...

Good Morning Sue

I love this card as others have said a great male card and the tutorial on your cosmic shimmer process on your cards was very clear and concise and am sure a lot of help for people.

I have until now done my dots when the card is finished and put together but you have to be so careful you don't make mistakes. I shall do it your way from now on and then there is no risk to your main card.

It is funny how you can't see the wood for the trees and someone just points something out that is so simple but sometimes you are just doing instead of thinking about what you are doing LOL! Thanks a lot

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue Thank you so much for these men cards, with being knew to card making last year I have not yet made a male's card but I bought these stamps and dies to try after seeing your demonstration.

I love the card and I am sure any male would also, appreciation.

You are so kind Sue with your blog and your tutorial the paved path technique is another one for me try so I will do as your blog says...thank you so much!

Take care Michelle xxx

lainey said...

love that embossing folder. great tutorial Sue!! lainey x

Susan White said...

Lovely card for a lucky chap - wonder if they would really appreciate all the time and effort that went into it though?!! Great step by step tutorial also - thanks, Susan

Lacelady said...

BRILLIANT idea for getting metallic effects! I had never thought of that tape.

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue
Great male card, love the background

Clare said...

Lovely card, love the stamp.

Clare x

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
STUNNING. Love these stamps, the background is fab. Tutorial is great, so clear, must have a go at this now, hee hee.
Have a lovely day.
Michelle(happy2craft)

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. What a great man card. Love the stamps and matching dies. These are a definite must have.

Val in Spain xxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Love this card and like so ant have already said great card for men. Thanks for the tutorial it will be so helpful when using this technique, what a clever idea to use plumbers tape another thing I'm definitely going to try thanks for the idea
Hugs x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
What a fantastic card and really one any guy would love to receive at any age from late teens upwards. I love the idea of using non crafty goods as it means that not all crafty goodies are that expensive. I admit I use anything I can that's convertible to craft and it's always a surprise as you never know how things will turn out.
Janet x

Christine Harrop said...

Such a great card for the men in our lives. I love it. Christine x

Anthea said...

Good morning Sue, brilliant card for the guys. My dies and embossing folders are on their way so will be doing a version of this card very soon. Hugs xx

Maryann said...

Awesome card for men and I really like the image too, it´s gorgeous. And those dots are perfect, but ofcause they would be right?

beachie said...

Hi Sue
I just love vintage and the stamps are gorgeous. You make it all look so easy making the pearl dots.A great card
Audrey x

Anonymous said...

'morning Sue, yes we all need cards for "those" men. You've fixed the problem so easily for us......now about the problem of "selective" hearing they seem to have.......!!! lol Mabex

gwen70 said...

Brilliant card for the men in our lives Sue, thanks for the tutorial

Marion said...

Hi Sue agree with the others great card for the guy's.
Love Marion

Rose in Chester said...

It's a really great card for men, thank you, Sue, for the inspiration.

HiggiSue said...

Lovely Sue

marg said...

Hello Sue
Nice and Cold today... below freezing brrhh!
Thanks for the tutorial love to see it in detail.
Great male card Sue!
Love Marg

dutchess said...

Morning Sue......they are so hard to make cards for those men...
I bought this set after seeing your card samples and have to say its perfect....and easy as very little colouring needed!.....a great card Sue....hope you are home with Mom now hugs to you both. Margaret

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
WOW real stunning grungy mans card, I shall have to go through my recording to see you demonstratinging this one. Another stamp to add to my list - can't wait for the ones from CHA
Hugs
Carol xx

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Love the background, but I just don't like the shape of the die cut apart from that its great.
Hope you have a good day.
Lydia
X

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Fabulous, love that stamp and all the textures.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue. Great card for the guys loved it when you demod it on c&c.
Nancyd xx

hotpotato said...

great card for a man.

Marleine said...


Morning Sue,,

Brilliant card. Love the technique . X

hazel said...

Lovely card Sue i love these dtamps too xx hazel

Izzwizz said...

This was one of my favourite cards from your C&C shows Sue, and I made a variation of it with a gear background and a similar technique I use with black acrylic paint. Pewter liquid pearls gives an effect that looks more like rivets, must get some cosmic shimmer glue thoug, I love the round pearls you achieve. Thanks for all the inspiration! Maddy x

Jean Woodward said...

Hi Sue, This is a fabulous card for a man, the background looks brill. I shall definitely be giving the dotty edge a go, thank you.

Happy Crafting
Jean x

ShirleyT said...

Hi Sue,

Perfect card for men. Love it.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Clarissa said...

Brilliant card. I must have a go at the background it looks great.
Clarissa.X

Anonymous said...

A really great card for a man - love the dots and I'm finding I'm using them much more now around the edge and they always look amazing. The picture here depicts the snowy, foggy, freezing weather we are having - so jealous of you in sunny California!! YvonneMayxx

petlady said...

Good morning Sue,very much a guys card and love the photograpy which you have took the patience to do.Explains every step. Thanks Sandra xx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

A Fabulous card for the "Guys" love it. Thankyou for the paved pearl Tutorial. I love those pearlie dots use them all the time instead of gems.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue

I am not too keen on vintage so these stamps are really not my cup of tea but I do like the paved pearls so many thanks for the tutorial

Sue xxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue,

Loved this card when I saw it on C & C. It is great to have some nice male cards to make. Minus 4 here today and looks like snow!!

Love Rosemarie xx

Jane said...

Really good man card thank you Sue.

Jane xx

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, i started using foil tape from DIY for my dads xmas present, its fantastic to use and you can do so much with it.
Fantastic card today, love the colours and textures. Emma

Chrissie J Lui said...

Morning Sue, Lovely card, I love everything about it...Must get myself some of these stamps and dies.

Happy crafting
Chrissie x x x

SusanP, Kent said...

Good Morning Sue,

Definitely a guy thing, but a bit too 'distressing' for me. I have a bit of an aversion to getting that 'messy' (all that cleaning up later)! Thanks for the tutorial though - good to see the method in close up.
Sue

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Love this card. Thank you for the paved pearl tutorial.
Margaret L

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue lovely card as always love the tutorial it helps me very much Jean Z xx

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue
Good card for the men-it's always very useful to have inspiration for them.

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, Love it, it is great to see a few more cards for men.

Love June
xx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, great male card, they are very hard to make sometimes.
The tutorial is great , thanks, take care, Jess

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Great cards for men. For me I found the colour a little flat but the idea is great, would like to try this in sepia. Many thanks for the tutorial.
Love Jan x x

Erica said...

Morning Sue,
Great guy card, and we know how difficult they can be! Love the colours too.
Erica x

CraftyCarole said...

Great man's card but am still baffled with the brickwork background. How did you achieve the brownish look? Any takers? Carole xx

Corinne said...

Hi Sue good solid "blockey"!! card love it just made some cards with this stamp and dies lovely to use frosty brrr hugs Corinne

Carol S. said...

Morning Sue, I have a whole roll of this tape as I use it with Alcohol Inks! Thanks for the idea for another use, as I have been wondering if it would emboss without splitting. On my do list for today!! Great card, as we always want ideas for those pesky men! Hugs, Carol S.xx

Sandybee said...

Thanks for this tutorial Sue, great card for the men in our lives

xx Sandra

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue,
I'm going to have to rummage in the shed when I can get out there as I'm sure there is some silver stuff there!! wonder what else I will find??? certainly thinking outside the box today
love from Jackie D

Sue B said...

That silver brick background is great looks really good for male cards. Will be searching out some of these stamps at Ally Pally.

foxyg said...

A lovely unusual guy card Sue.

salem said...

lovelly card love these dies and stamps

JoanB said...

Hi Sue.
Fab card today. I love it. I don't have these stamps or dies but I'm wishing I did now!
The background is brilliant too. Great tutorial, very detailed and clear.
Thanks for the inspiration.
Joan B.

Carol H said...

A great man's card, another stamp set to add to my wish list. Many thanks for the tutorial.

Meg said...

'morning Sue,
I love the brick wall background and the pearl border is so effective but not keen on the car and decorative elements.

Margaret O
xxx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, A stunning card for the guys, the enbossing is brilliant, will be getting some of that foil. Did not get these stamps and dies a mistake I think, will have to rectify that soon. The pave pearl tutorial is brilliant thank you for your patience and hard work doing that. Enjoy your family time and the Californian sun, freezing here today brr.
Have a great day everyoen.
Hugs June xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I really like this card, I was going to use this stamp for a family friends 80th birthday along the lines of the card you posted on 6th Jan (One for the Guys) but this card really has the WOW factor.
Have used the plumbers foil with Coiture Creations Replacements folder and it works brilliantly. Your idea of adding paved pearls really puts this card top of the class - Definitly a must try!
Lots of Love Brenda Lel

Sue E said...

Hi Sue, thanks for the detailed glue dots. Just bought various Cosmic Shimmer so will now have a go.

Sandra F said...

Another lovely card Sue. xx

nannapat said...

Fab mens' card Sue - thanks for showing how to do the paved border, it looks so effective. Pat x

julieford1 said...

Hi Sue

I love the card and the cosmic shimmer dot photos are crazy!! You have so much patience :-)

Julie Ford x

Margaret Taylor said...

I always struggle with male cards so this is fab, as usual x

howdy said...

amazing what you can get from the DIY store!

Julie Bee said...

great male card agaain sue

best wishes

julie bee

kimberley said...

Great card for the guys Sue although i'm not too sure about the two extra elements top and bottom of the card...they kind of put me off it but i suppose i could use something else,take care,x

lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue this is a stunning male card and makes me wish I had got this set!! I love doing the paved pearls and have done it on quite a few cards now,its so easy to do and looks so effective.I must get some of the plumbers tape as it adds extra texture instead of just using mirri,I've also seen Sam using it a few times too so its great for male and grungy cards!! Love lesley xx

nmty said...

hi Sue, loved the paved pearl tut, its great, must have a try.

lv norma

Sandra said...

Good Afternoon Sue,
The paved tutorial is brilliant thank you and very well explained!
I hope you have a lovely time visiting with your mum! make the most of the weather as it is freezing cold here.
I bet you saw some great new products as CHA, can't wait to see what you have to bring us!
Take Care,
Crafty Hugs
Sandra Riley

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, yes a great card for the men in our lives.
Gilly C

Margaret said...

Hi Sue
Sorry but this card is not for me but many thanks indeed for the tutorial very useful indeed.
Margaret

Lindsay Martin said...

Great card, nice step by step pics to show us the process of the dots, reassuring to know about the wavy bit going.. another lovely masculine card x

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said...

Hi Sue, great card for me with hubby and two sons - I'm always looking for ideas for cards for the men in my life!

Hugs, Belinda x

Karen Lewis said...

Lovely masculine card.

Tres said...

Hi Sue. A great card for the men today !! The colours are perfect. Your paved pearl technique is very effective !! The dies and stamps look great. Happy crafting love tres x x x

Sonia Jones said...

Hi Sue, I'm quite late today! This is such a great card for the guys. I really like these stamps and might have to get them when they're next on show! I did but some spellbinders dies from C&C while they were at the CHA so im waiting patiently for them to arrive! The tutorial on the paved effect is really good, thanks for this! I have tried to do this but didn't get quite the effect i wanted but i will have another go soon! Hope you are having a break now after the hectic time you've had lately. Hugs Sonia x

Hellma said...

Lovely card, great tut thanks.

Laura O said...

great man card .love these stamps .Laura O

dragonswing said...

I love those paved pearls. Thanks for the tutorial.

cheekypaws said...

Hi Sue
Love the card and the ideas.
Thanks
Love Elaine

Marlene said...

Love this card have just bought these die's and stamps great ideal using the tape.

Sue C said...

Another great male card and the pearl tut was great, thanks xx

Lelly Jelly said...

Fabulous card Sue.x

Janice K said...

A great card for the men in our lives. Thanks for the pictorial step by step guide for your paved pearl technique. x

Jenny wren said...

Hi Sue
Great card and thank you for the step by step tutorial very much appreciated, must have a go.
I would love to try and faux leather background any chance of another tutorial? I just can't remember how to do it.
jennywren

magpie said...

Smashing male card Sue! My goodness who'd have thought of using foil from a hardware store to do such a great background! Fantastic & "thank you" so much too for the paved pearl effect background tutorial. Brilliant technique! Take care Sue xx Love Karen xx

yorkie said...

Hi sue
Love this card for a mam card it is so apt and the stamp looks so detailed
Love your step by step photos
Take Care
Theresa

Victoria said...

Great card, great pics and a great tutorial! Thanks Sue.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, I love the look of the self adhesive foil tape, so will have to visit my local hardware store to see if they have any. Thanks for the inspiration. With love & light Theresa. H

Margarita lady said...

Great Card Sue. Keep those mens cards coming - need all the help I can get. Great tutorial. Thank you
jp x

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Another Beautifully designed male card x

Barbara said...

Love these type cards, a bit different from the norm! Thanks for the great tutorial, well and clearly explained as always.

tracy w said...

Hello Sue love this card for the guys thank you for the tutorial will try at the weekend to do the pearl edge Tracy w xx

Claveh said...

This is fantastic, I love it, it is super great. Thanks for sharing Sue. xxx

baconbits said...

Evening Sue,
I just love the whole concept to this card. Really liking the embossing with the brick folder it is definately a masculine creation.
The Paved Pearl tutorial is very welcome and very incite full on how to get the effect.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Anonymous said...

HI Sue,

I am a new follower and just love your work. I will be trying the foil technique on my next card for my son.

Thanks,
Michelle A.

Patricia said...

Good evening Sue,
I loved this when I saw it on the shows,it is STUNNING.
I am not really a stamper but I think I NEED these.
Hugs

Patricia xx

madebylilly said...

Fab card, it's a great one for the guys. I love the look of thi technique - it's so beautiful and really gives it such a beautiful finish.

Lilly xx

Jackie Calvert said...

Lovely male card Sue.

veronica said...

great idea to use that tape - makes a fab background!

brenda said...

Hi Sue, lovely man card today, love the paved pearl look x

Anonymous said...

love the brick embossing

Mol x

"Talk to the Tail" said...

Fantastic card Sue. Great to have more male ones and thanks for the tutorial xXx

Paula Gale said...

wow - this is really fabulous - and indulgent for the men... I love how the pearls look... I need me some of that stuff...

Paula x x x

Christine said...

This is one of those cards I can admire, without rushing to have a go myself! I think I'll leave this one to the expert.
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

Linda Simpson said...

Loving the stamp set and the great details on your card. Thank you for the tutorial too.

Hugs
Linda xxx

guffie said...

great tutorial Sue and lovely guys card.... and how excited am i my dies arrived today YIPPEE!!!! didn't know till i got back home tonight so will definately being playing with them tomorrow xx gail from eastbourne

melody said...

Hi Sue, really liked this one, will be great for men cards, love the stamp, thank you for the tutorial. Hug Melody xXx

Christine B. said...

A great card and a great background and image. Hugs x ChrisB

Crafty Nanna said...

super mans card Sue and woiuld make a beautiful card for the ladies with just a different design, I do love those stamps though they are very versatile

Sue Parish said...

I love that stamp too, just wish I had it! It's on that long wish list at the moment.
Thanks for the tutorial, I haven't tried this before but will give it a go now,
Sue xx

CraftyJo said...

Love everything about this card Sue, and thanks for the step by step photos - most useful :)

iggy said...

love the border effect that you did,

Jan.moogie said...

Great card Sue and fantastic tutorial.xx

Katie-Louise Sweetlove said...

Hi Sue
What a great card for a bloke especially as the ones I know would rather have a car on a card than drink or sport.

Thank you so much for the step by step photo tutorial of getting the pearls built up- just what I needed as I wasn't sure how to do it.

Thank you once again for your inspiration and tutorials
Best wishes from Katie-Lou

Malou said...

This is fab...love it.

AnneRD said...

A fab tutorial and fab card too. Thanks for taking time to give such detailed instructions, and the tip about the plumber's tape, greatly appreciated! Anne

Deeville said...

great card love the vintage cars hope we might have a die for car soon

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous card and thank you for the tutorial too xx

Marianna Hammer said...

A very affective card. Really lovely