Another masculine card, this one done in a bit of a rush because my mojo went AWOL again and I was running out of time. Rather than taking part in an online challenge, I decided to challenge myself to use a particular set of stamps which I’ve had for a while but haven’t used much.
My son turned 14 the other day (where on earth has that time gone?!) As he’s a very keen guitarist & loves rock music, Inkadinkado’s Rockstar stamp set is perfect and was bought with him in mind. But when I came to make the card I was short of inspiration until I saw this card which was based on a sketch.
I’ve not done much card making for the last couple of weeks as my mojo seemed to have gone on its holidays. Sunday being Father’s Day, though, means I have two cards to make for my husband & father-in-law (sadly my own Dad passed away nearly 4 years ago). This one is for my husband from our son. As they share a love of rock music – the louder the better! – the Rock Star stamps by Inkadinkado seemed very appropriate.
This had to be a quick card – my son only told me at 9pm last night that it had been his friend’s birthday yesterday! As his friend plays the electric guitar it was an ideal opportunity to test out my first Ebay purchase: Inkadinkado Rock Star stamps. A card I’d seen recently in red, black & kraft was the inspiration for the colour theme.
Another card which was the result of experimenting well outside my comfort zone, but which I thoroughly enjoyed making. The backing paper was made using an Imagination Crafts Diamond background stencil, sponging through it with various Distress & Memento inks. When it was finished I didn’t like the white background so I brayered over it with Distress Antique Linen. Straight edges to the paper just didn’t look right somehow, so I tore them & re-inked the edges with Antique Linen again.
The main image from Inkadinkado was stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa onto an Inkylicious tag which was sponged round the edges with Distress Antique Linen. I replaced the original string with twine.
Stencil: Imagination Crafts Diamond
Inks: Memento Rich Cocoa, Peanut Brittle, Toffee Crunch, Distress Antique Linen.
This card, for my sister-in-law, was inspired by a magazine article. It didn’t quite go according to plan because it was supposed to be a one-layer card, similar to the one by Chrissie Stokes on page 22 of the July 2012 issue of Craft Stamper. I can’t believe I’ve never found Chrissie’s blog before but I’ll be a regular visitor from now on!
Anyway, back to the card. I stamped the flourishes & butterflies with Versamark & embossed them with Cosmic Shimmer white embossing powder. Then I used ink dusters to brush on Adirondack Denim & Lettuce inks, then stamped more butterflies in the same colours. The mistake I made was in using low tack masking tape to mask off the area I wanted to stamp; it wasn’t low tack enough & took off some of the top layer of the card. Also some of the ink seeped under the tape and resulted in blurry edges. I didn’t want to waste it so I trimmed & mounted it on a new card blank. A few flat backed pearls, a stamped greeting, and it was done.