Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Cool Technique for a Masculine Card & Giveaway Friday Winner!


This design was inspired by a technique I saw my CCDT sister Marge do.  We sat next to each other at a retreat last week and we had a good time coloring and visiting for three days.  This is a very simple version of what Marge did. Her designs were on 8 1/2 x 11 size card stock and involved more stamping. They turned our beautiful! I am creating a smaller version.

I was looking to create a masculine card - I have a few more to do for Father's Day. I started by inking up the  Stamp It Valued Time image with a StazOn jet black ink pad and stamping onto semi-glossy card stock. Note: many times, I will stamp for two or more cards - might as well take advantage of all the supplies out. :o).

I used Tim Holtz distress ink pads and a stylus to add color. Note: you could use a sponge also. After laying down my first layer of color, I masked the clock face. I was planning to add a lot of color and wanted to keep the clock face light. I could say I laid the color down first then masked so that the face would not be a stark white. The truth is I forgot to mask before I did my first layer. :o)


Next, I built up layers of color. Using a very light stroke and starting at the outside edge, I pulled color in, leaving some light around the words and clock. The distress inks stay wet a little longer than dye inks which allows for blending on the semi-glossy card stock.  NOTE: As you can see from the photos, the image was stamped sharp.  I think as I added color and left light in the center, it makes the image almost look 3-D.

After the ink dried, the last step was to add some lines and shapes with a white pen. I used a template and a Sharpie poster-paint pen. You can also use a compass and a white gel pen.   Marge has taught me over the years, "know when to stop!" :o)

All that was left, was to allow the white paint to dry, remove the mask, and adhere my layers. I stamped a light clock inside and was ready for a note and to send to someone special!

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Announcing last weeks Art-Kure Small Bearded Iris - Stamp Set Giveaway winner!! Congratulations Emily!

Emily H.  
This is so beautiful! My moms favorite flower is an iris. :)
Emily, please email your full name, snail mail address and stamp set won to: bindy@crafterscompanion.com.
 
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Be sure and scroll down to see the new Customer Appreciation Giveaway on Stacy's post today!!
 
Take care and STAY POSITIVE!
Trena

10 comments:

Paula Huiras said...

Trena this is so cool! I got so excited when I saw your card. Love the lines and I love to work work with ink-gotta try this.
PH

Marianne said...

Thanks for the little tutorial. Love the card!!
Hugs, Marianne

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Beautiful! I love the blending of the colors. and Congrats Emily.

Kathy said...

YAAAAAY Emily, Congrats!!!

The card is wonderful, love the tutorial.Thank you so much.

Jessica S said...

Awesome technique and I am gonna try that this week, if time allows!
Congrats to your winner, Emily, too!
:O)
Jessica S

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Great work Trena and it's perfect for guys! With father's day coming, just what I needed!

Cheers, Holley

Cindy said...

Real Sweet!

Hugs
Cindy Horsley

sharon g said...

I always love the use of clocks and watches on cards. Especially old fashioned ones. This is just great.

Dawn's Craft Place said...

This is wonderful Trena!!! love all the colors and faux design.
great job girl

Rebecca Morefield-Wagner said...

This is an awesome technique! TFS!