Tuesday, July 22, 2014

"Together" Card by ~ Tracey Sabella

Hi everyone, Tracey here. I'm so blessed to be celebrating 32 years of marriage with my wonderful husband, Gary, this week. I've created this grungy, masculine card for him filled with fabulous Donna Salazar products.


Tips and Techniques
Anniversary Card by Tracey Sabella for Donna Salazar, Grungy, Masculine
I've layered Donna's papers from the Natural Beauty collection along with her Want2Scrap Corrugated Board. I've inked, then lightly distressed the straight edges with Donna's Zutter Distrezz-it-All, and machine stitched a border.

The hinge and label chipboard are from Want2Scrap. I've painted the hinges and heated while wet to bubble and distress. To highlight under the sentiment, I've brushed on some watered down Mix'd Media Inx below the chipboard.

Anniversary Card by Tracey Sabella for Donna Salazar, Grungy, Masculine
The corrugated board was inked with several different colors of Donna's Clearsnap Mix'd Media Inx, then brushed with crackle paint. The checked strip was stamped with Mix'd Media Inx and heat embossed with coordinating Embossing Powder. I machine stitched the XXX's onto the corrugated board.

Anniversary Card by Tracey Sabella for Donna Salazar, Grungy, Masculine
I've used several of Donna's stamps on the background like the heart Applique seen here along with the ruler stamped, fussy cut, and stitched across the corrugated board ~ seen in the focal photo.

The gears tucked into the layers are cut and embossed from black cardstock using Donna's Spellbinders Sprightly Sprockets dies. A tutorial for these gears can be found HERE.

The die cut and inked layer is cut from Donna's Natural Beauty collection using a Spellbinders die. For additional texture and grunginess, I painted the key wtih black gesso and heated while wet to bubble and give the appearance of old flaky iron.

Here's one final shot of the inside of the card. Like the front, I've inked and distrezzed the paper edges. The stamping is done with Donna's Mix'ed Media Inx and Clearsnap embossing powder.

I hope you've been inspired to get inky and created a grungy masculine project using Donna's fabulous inks, stamps, papers, and dies.

~ Blessings ~

Donna Salazar Products
GCD Studio ~ Natural Beauty ~ 6x6" Pad; 12x12" Pad
Want2Scrap Corrugated Board
Clearsnap ~ Mix'd Media Inx - Black, Vintage, Schoolhouse; Adobe; Truffle; Leather; Jasmine
Clearsnap ~ Mix'd Media Inx CHOX - Sparrow; Butternut; Midnight
Clearsnap ~ Mix'd Media Inx - Embossing Powder - Honey
Clearsnap ~ Smooch Spritz - Caramel Latte
Art Gone Wild Stamp ~ Heart Applique
Art Gone Wild Stamp ~ Ruler
Art Gone Wild Stamp ~ Dear Sir
Spellbinders ~ Sprightly Sprockets
Zutter ~ Distrezz-it-All

Other Products
Cardstock ~ Kraft, Linen Texture - stash
Cardstock ~ Black, smooth
Want2Scrap ~ Spellbinders - Nestaboard, Fancy Tag
Want2Scrap ~ Antique Keys w/Hardware, Chipboard, Card Size
Martha Stewart ~ Embellishments - Heirloom Metal Key
Prima ~ Tiny Junkyard Findings - Nail Heads
Ranger Distress Crackle Paint - Clear Rock Candy
Liquitex Gesso, white, black
DecoArt, Folk Art, Lumiere Paints
Pan Pastels
Prima ~ Finnabair Clearstamp
Cloud 9 Design ~ Script Stamp
7Gypsies INK ~ Family Clear Stamps
Spellbinders ~ Radient Rectangles
Spellbinders ~ Opulent Ovals
Helmar ~ Crystal Kote Matte Varnish, Premium Craft Glue, 450 Quick Dry Adhesive; Liquid Scrap Dots
Darice ~ Heat Tool
Spellbinders ~ Artisan X-plorer


  1. You are so talented Tracey. This card is outstanding. Congratulations on your 32 years of marriage. Sincerely, Elaine Rico

  2. I just wrote quite a long comment but it didn't post. Or you'll end up with 2...
    It's v early here so will do best to repeat... I said grungelicious on fb & it is. But also way beyond that!! Attn to detail, colourways, layers & dimensions ~ LUSH! Tracey, it's beautiful & again something I could only dream of achieving! Tfs: ))

  3. Happy anniversary! 32 years are a lot of time and it's great that you keep your love for so long!
    End of tenancy cleaners Hammersmith