I was DYING to give it a go so the card I made for the Imagine Crafts AIRs challenge will be one of my first Paperboy projects. I usually do a couple of different cards at one time and I tried some different background techniques. For this particular one I will provide a step by step tutorial to show how I did the card. I wanted to show you another way to use the IMAGINE Crafts Creative Medium product in the clear color for a unique background.
Initially I cut a piece of patterned card stock to fit the blank card measuring 5" by 7". I adhered the patterned paper to the card using IMAGINE CRAFTS Clear Creative Medium. When this had dried I covered the entire card with a very thin coating of gesso and then allowed this to dry. I used a heat gun to hurry this process along. When the gesso was dry I took one of my largest background stamps and applied some Imagine Crafts spring colored inks to that in different spots.
I didn't want it to look too elegant since there is a scruffy little boy featured so I cut it out in black card stock and then sewed a piece of burlap with some black zigzag stitching on top of that. Then the boy image that I had stamped in IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko StazOn Solvent Ink full size ink pad in Jet Black was trimmed out. He looked a little pale so I colored in his face with Copic inks. I used a strong adhesive to glue the boy's image to the burlap, finally the entire framed panel was adhered to the card and a little button was attached to the black twine. I distressed the edges of the card with IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko Memento Dye ink in the Espresso Truffle color. The card turned out very masculine. It would be suitable for any man in your life!