Monday, June 13, 2011

Fathers Day 2011

Hi Friends,

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!


Bea said...

Great card, and what a fun way of colouring the stamp!

Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter this week


Debbie said...

Absolutely LOVE how this looks.. Thanks for joining us over at Creative Inspirations this week Hope to see you again soon.


P.S. Please take off word verification to make it a little easier for us to comment

Carole of Brum said...

All the stressing has paid off then, cos this is fantastic! Your 'marker to glossy' technique gives a really interesting effect, I'll have to try it if I can find a suitable stamp in my box. Great how you picked up the colours from the backing paper in your image inks and bunting too. Thanks for playing along with us at Dream Valley Challenges. CoB

Shari said...

Wow, your card is amazing!! Love the technique and the colors. Thank you for playing with us at Dream Valley Challenges.

Curlybear said...

Wow fabulous card, fun image and I love the multi marker technique,

Thank You for taking part at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: 138 A male Card

Good luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :) x.

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Thanks for joining our "Male Card" challenge this week on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

The Mama Monkey said...

This is GORGEOUS, in a masculine way as well! :) You really did a great job!

Thanks so much for entering at SSDS!

tt.scraps said...

Great card!!! Love all of the great techniques!!! Thanks for joining us on SSDS this week! Hope you play with us again soon!

Joan Ervin said...

Hey girlfriend...hope all is going well up north!!!! Your card is FABULOUS, my dear...WOW!!! What a great look you achieved with the markers and the glossy paper...I have got to try that!!!! Bev and I will be working the Rubbernecker Booth at the Grapevine show July 16 & 17...hope you can come!!! It's been tooo long!!!