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It’s a Zombie Mash

IMG_1158Zombie Mash
by Debbie Ebat, Artistic Guide

 

 Finished Card Size: 6 X 6 inches

Supplies:
Stamps:
internet free coloring page Zombie Family
Paper:
Red  (from my stash)
White (from my stash)
Cream (from my stash)
Ink:
Distress ink (Ranger) Barn Door, Crushed Olive and Rusty Hinge used on Zombie image Black Soot, Barn Door, Wild Honey, Peeled Paint, Squeezed Lemonade, Aged Mahogany and Brushed Corduroy used on background
Other:
nail heads-red (unknown)
Flower Fun embossing folder (Spellbinders Mbossabilites)
Inkssentials Ink applicator (Ranger)
Dries clear glue (Art Institute)
Glossy Accents (Ranger)
Copic markers (.too)

Directions:

What card do you make for a young man turning twenty who does not like sports?  His life revolves around playing video games and reading zombie books.  Well, I choose the Zombie theme.  I started by doing a Google search for free coloring pages for zombies and searched through a lot of stuff to find this one.

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  1.  I colored the image with Copic markers.IMG_1146
  2. I wanted this card to have a real distressed look to it because we all know zombies are distressing, so I tore the edges and applied layers of  Distress Ink.IMG_1150
  3. Then I started on the background.  I choose an old technique called direct to paper.  All you do is take your ink pad and stamp it directly on the paper... no stamps needed.IMG_1151
  4. I then embossed the direct-to-paper piece with the embossing folder and highlighted the raised embossing with additional ink.IMG_1154
  5. Afterwards, I distressed the edges with the blade of a pair of scissors and added black distress ink.
  6. Of course the rest of the layers had to also be distressed with some direct to paper.IMG_1156

This theme of card is not my usual type of card, but  my son is not the usual kind of young man.

Thanks for reading,

Debbie


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2 Responses »

  1. How fun... Lots of great layers and gret coloring...

  2. love this card and it's theme! I make a lot of birthday cards and always find it difficult to find one for a teenage boy! perfect!! great card