Monday, June 13, 2011
Fathers Day 2011
This is the card I'm making for Father's day. Kinda funny how the simpler the card, the more I stress about it!
I used my favorite DP set (Basic Grey Max and Whiskers) as my color inspiration, and my favorite technique on this card: "Marker to Glossy" (I just this minute named it that, I don't really know what it's really called LOL!). Just color your [mostly] solid image stamp directly with dye markers then stamp the image onto glossy cardstock. The smoothness of the cardstock surface subtly blends your colors so you don't have hard lines. You get a watercolor, kinda shabby look. I did discover while making this card that Tim Holtz Distress inks work really great with this technique! Distress inks are a wetter composition, so the colors blend really well when you smash them down onto the cardstock! Check out this link HERE to see other samples Ive posted using this technique.
I applied TH "Tea Dye" ink to my image (TH Collection Car), then colored in random areas direct-to-stamp with SU! "Not Quite Navy" and "Ruby Red" markers. The last step of this technique is to always add a little "black" ink to your stamp, so I touched over a couple of ares with a black marker and made the tires black as well. The sentiment is Technique Tuesdays "Simply You".
A dressed it up just a bit with paper flags from Imaginesque.
Thanks to the following Blog owners for letting me enter this in their weekly challenges:
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays: Father's Day Challenge
Secret Crafter: #138 - A Male Card
Crazy4Challenges: C4C91 - Masculine
Creative Inspirations: #61 - Fathers Day Card
Dream Valley Challenges: #9 - Fathers Day
TFL, I'm so glad you stopped by!