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Archive for May, 2011

Guitar Man

This card I have made for my son’s 14th birthday…he has been playing guitar for 5 years so I decided to create this music inspired card. Also done in his favourite colours of blue and green.  And he LOVED it!  One of the highlights of the card is the line of music that I have stamped and gold embossed over a torn edge…sets the card off I think.  The tag is done in Wild Honey stains and Broken China DI then the blue bits are sprayed with ranger forever blue perfect pearls mist ~ then the guitar and music overstamped with tuxedo black ink.  I have also stamped some swirls in the blue DI on the pattered paper, but it isn’t showing up all that well in this pic.  The music notes are half torn, and “swiped” through the droplets of perfect pearls (this adds soooo much intensity to the end effect) to again highlight the Broken China bits.  Sometimes I repeated this a couple of times, just to make it as vivid as I could.  Enjoy!

I had my first go at using some Perfect Pearls Mist ~ forever blue. It is on the tag, where I just sectioned of the areas that I didn’t want to spray (kind of like masking) and sprayed over the blue distressed ink.  The “Live life to the full”  tag I used to scrape up the over spray with, and it looked really good….I did that about 3 times, and just built up the intensity.  The beautiful butterflies are stamped with black ink onto patterned paper, clear embossed, cut out and layered onto the card.

Baby Blue

I will be entering this in Stamp Something Challenge
I’m starting to have more of a go at using my crackle paint, and the picket fence white goes beautifully on this card. And I am really liking the flow of the card, rounding off the edge of the striped paper with crackle paint really makes a difference to the feel of the card.