Tuesday, April 16, 2013
We love masculine cards! The men deserve some crafty love too!
Get inspired by today's card by Denise O'Connor!
I recently went through a bunch of my pictures and realized that I had one card that I had created for the Craftwell booth at CHA in January that I had never posted. Fortunately it is a Father’s Day card so that means that since we are all starting to look forward to Summer time, it is perfect for me to post now.
The first step with this card was to stamp my background onto the Craftwell embossing folder (it is called Perseverance) and then quickly embossed it. This allowed me to stamp only the debossed sections while leaving the embossed section plain. This folder is one of those that is great to create that vintage look and you can definitely use it to emboss smaller sheets of paper and pick out which section works best for your project. After my stamping and embossing, I started to get messy and play. I used a paint dabber and roughly smeared paint in some sections. I did not go heavy handed with it so that the stamped areas would show through. The created a whole different effect because once I started applying Distress inks with my ink blending tool, the paint resisted the ink. Definitely a cool messy look.
Once I was happy with the background, I cut out the Hanging Sign and Hardware with the Tim Holtz die using Grunge paper. I used the Rusted Metal technique on the hardware and applied Distress Inks to the sign. The sentiment was created with my Dymo label maker.
This is one of those cards that I had a lot of fun creating and just getting messy. What I love about doing this, is you never know what you are going to end up with! Have a great day everyone!