Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Friend Card

I decided to make a male/masculine Friend Card using paint, ink, embossing and had lots of fun.
Supplies:  HA Large Open Flower, Friend sentiment - HA promotional set CL284,  
Friend Definition Stamp, clear embossing powder, Versamark ink, 
Adirondack Acrylic Paint dabber in Sail Boat Blue, Faded Jeans Distress ink, 
Spellbinders Labels 14, Dark Chocolate ink, ribbon and cardstock by PTI, 
ink blending tool by Ranger, Tim Holtz Alterations - Scallops, Dark blue cardstock 
by Canson,  pop dots and adhesive.

I stamped the friend definition cling stamp with versamark on white paper and embossed with clear ep.  Then I put a layer of watered down Sail Boat Blue acrylic paint on top and wiped some of the excess paint off using a baby wipe.  Then when dry I inked the edges with distress ink - faded jeans.  I layered it on some co-ordinating cardstock and used a Tim Holtz die to created a dark chocolate scalloped edge.

I added the "friend" sentiment from Hero Arts set CL284 and stamped with faded jeans distress ink over the open flower image already stamped and die cut with Labels 14.

I am entering it into this week's Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge

I was so tempted to add buttons, bows etc but decided to leave it as it is ... I know the men in my life say they prefer it "clutter free" LOL!

Thanks for peeking.  Hope you have a great day.


Dawn T said...

Cleverly done Deirdre. Love that blue paint on your background... Stunning colour

martina's kaartjes said...

one fantastic card ! stunnig blue !!! great job,
greetings, martina

Anonymous said...

Simple colors, simple design, perfect for a man, lol! I love it and I love the color too!

Kelly S. said...

Awesome stamping on that die cut, love how it extends past the borders. The embossing and blue color are perfection! A beautiful sketch challenge card!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

That blue is gorgeous and I love how you put the paint down over the embossing so the white pops through! Great job and thank you for joining us at Waltzingmouse Sketch this week!

stampingandstitching said...

Gorgeous card, Deirdre! Beautiful design and layering! I love the blues and the way you've added the sentiment!

Di's Dooodles said...

Only just catching up with all your latest work and it is wonderful Deirdre

Lynn Mercurio said...

Wow...this is beautiful Deirdre. I just adore your layer technique and how lovely it looks with this image. Well done!

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Wow.. this is gorgeous, Dee! BTW, on May Art I'm still waiting to find out. Finalist so far. :)

Elizabeth Allan said...

Deirdre this is fabulous. Love the blues and the way you extended the stamped design beyound the die-cut.

Tiffany Ervin said...

Very pretty! LOVE how vibrant the blue colors are!

sheila said...

Deirdre, this is BEYOND beautiful! Love the intensity of the blue!

Unknown said...

This is stunning!!
Alicia xx

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