was to use rock or granite on our cards since memorials are often made of stone to make them last a long time.
I started my card by going to youtube to see how to paint faux granite. That didn't help much because the lady who posted the video just said take paint and do it til it looks like granite. Well, duh. I could have figured that out all on my own. So I looked at photos of granite. Wow so many different colors of granite. I fell in love with this granite:
Granite Photo Inspiration
I started with white cardstock. I added tan ink. I added the following acrylic paints: dark brown, black, white and gold. I applied the paint with a crumpled paper towel. I sprayed the finished piece with gold shimmer spray. I think I did a pretty good job of matching my inspiration.
The theme I went for on my card was TEXTURE. I used two different embossing folders. I rubbed copper inka gold over the top. The base of the card and the sentiment panel were sprayed with gold shimmer paint. For the base, I took a crumpled paper towel and made texture marks in the spray.
I also used black textured cardstock that I rubbed the copper inka gold over the top after I punched it using a border punch. I really liked how it looked. I finished it off with some paper gears.
I used Monday Mojo Sketch MOJO362
I am going to share this card in Word Art Wednesday.WAW149