I finally invested in some Distress Oxide Sprays. Simon Says had a huge sale and I got walnut stain and vintage photo. Used those to spray on layering weight cs, mostly to see what they look like. Used that as my base to build these layers:
- Embossed die cut (cut on Silhouette see below) then rubbed black ink pad to pick up highlights. My Cuttlebug plate is so scratched and dented that so much more came through the embossing and highlighting. But I like the effect.
- While the black ink was wet, added silver tinsel embossing powder and heat set.
- Stamped a few elements in black ink and some others in dark pumpkin.
- Used embossing paste through dot stencil very randomly then used yellow foil and Cuttlebug to set the foil.
- Rubbed the edge, not where it was silver, with versa mark and heat set from the back the Stampendous Aged Black Embossing Enamel . I let a few grains fall all over. This is actually better than splatter because it is shiny black and you can control how much small dots and where they land. Just be sure to heat from the back because those little pearls are round and light, gone in an instant from the slightest breeze.
- Glued the 2020 die cut that had been my embossing piece to the top and mounted the whole thing on purple/pink fun foam that is glued to white cs base. You really don’t see the foam much but it is a fun small peek.
Here is the 2020 in a jpg that I made by selecting a font for the numbers then welded in some swirls from another project. Hope you can use it in some way