Wow did you see the big yellow ball in the sky yesterday? Wasn't it lovely.
Today is my first day back with Helen and Mark's lovely Visible Image so I have a little card which Vere's off to the masculine side as we gear up to make all those father's day cards.I must admit I do love to make male cards I really enjoy the challenge of it and the fact that I love to use ribbons and flowers with bows and gorgeous prettiness and so to start I tell myself I must not use ribbon, flowers , lace or anything girly then I have a look through my stamps and I limit myself to 2 backing stamps , my sentiments and a focal point.
Here is ' Believe '.
I love to inspire you all and can't wait to run some classes too.
So here we go then, Step one.
Here is the inks I used but you can use any, they are all designed to go together but since I knew I wanted to do the car green, I went to its opposite on the colour spectrum which is Purple and so it will always sit perfectly together.
I took a piece of card smaller then the backing section I just complete and stamped the 'Follow your dreams' sentiment with black Versafine ink and embossed it quickly with clear detail embossing powder ( technically if you are embossing an archival ink isn't the right Ink but if you move very quickly you can still do it) I just love how black and deep it goes and of course it is also lovely and shiny (touchy feely)
Here is a little bit of fun,I took the Tyre marks stamp and curved it as much as I could before it buckled on the block and stamped it again In Black , try to make sure you join the stamps together evenly when you stamp them more than once, I saw Sue do this on the show I went on with her before Christmas last year and was amazed at how great it looks so i thought I would give it a go, but she does make everything look easy doesn't she ladies. Cut out 2 or 3 pieces to make a set of frames whatever size you would like to fit on your paper, I just went for 2 layers as this was all that would fit spot on on the card front.
The two Pictures above shows you that I made a little card mask for the sentiment and used a tiny rolled up peice of Removable tape on the back of it so I could ink really close and evenly around the sentiment, I wanted your eye to go to the sentiment but not be over powered for it as I also wanted to add another word in and some little embelishments too.
Anyway I frayed most of it but as you can see some just need to make it fit with a little showing for the illusive texture we all search for hey.( looks off at this stage I know. You can also see by this photo and the one below that I stamped the 'Believe' sentiment and emossed with true white embossing powder so half of it will be split but still look like the gorgeous font it is in.
I took this one to show you how raised up it actually is and because I have cut around the front of the car it looks like it will come out of the card haha.
See the effect you get by simply turning it.
Tyre mark Believe &
So I hope you liked today's card , it was a little bit different and as I said I have a thing for fabric the frays at the moment, specially on flowers , they look so gorgeously shabby.
I must just correct you guys on My upcoming show on C&C, It has now changed to June 7th at 10a.,m and 4 p.m I hope you can join me during the show and email in , I still have the ones you all send in to that very first show I did , I am very lucky to have you all with me.
Thank you to you all
P.S, I am seriously hoping that this post is all ok, because it took hours to write, due to problems with adding the photos etc. fingers crossed. u99