Sunday, March 11, 2018

Simple Pleasures

I must say, I struggle to make masculine cards. With Sparkle N Sprinkle stamp set named I Love Old Trucks #890, it is easy to make cards for a male... My card would have been perfect too but somehow I wanted to color my truck pink... A good chance to make a nice masculine card was missed again by me... 

Materials used:
Stamps: I Love Old Trucks #890, Right Beside You #812, Happiness Greeting #886;
Embossing Powders: 
Silver Detail [EP257], Quick Silver [EP375], White Detail [EP298];
Mica Flakes: Bronze Mica [ME05];
Versafine Onyx Black, Versamark [VM001], Nuvo Hybrid Ink Safari Green [215N];
Coloring Medium: 
Nuvo Embellishment Mousse - Peony Pink [800N], Mother of Pearl [804N]; Distress Inks (Picked Raspberry, Hickory Smoke, Ground Espresso, Salty Ocean, Mustard Seed), Memento Dual Marker (Tuxedo Black), White Gel Pen, Nuvo Aqua Flow Watercolors Spring Meadow [893N] (Fresh Green), Nuvo Glitter Markers Northern Lights [171N] (Green);
3/4" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape [SAT05];
Cardstock: Watercolor CS, Black CS, Pattern Paper;
Others: Action Wobbles 1 ½" [AWS10], 
Tim Holtz Stamp Platform [1707E];

I stamped the image with Versafine Onyx Black to the Watercolor Cardstock. I wanted my truck to be pink but I didn't have any right tones. I had to mix my own color and used my Tonic Studio A3 Glass Mat as a paint pallet (Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat will do the job same way). I pressed Distress inks (Picked Raspberry, Hickory Smoke, Ground Espresso, Salty Ocean, Mustard Seed) to the Glass Mat and also made some shimmering paints with Nuvo Embellishment Mousses (Peony Pink and Mother of Pearl).  I took a bit of Mousse out of the jar and placed it on the Glass Mat. Then I added water on top and diluted the Mousse until I had a nice shimmery colored waterlike paint. I want to point out that while Picked Raspberry ink is very vibrant pink, I managed to tone it down a lot with Peony Pink Mousse water and Hickory Smoke Distress ink. To color other parts of the car, I used the Mother of Pearl Mousse water and Distress Inks. Every Distress ink colors are mixed with more or less with Hickory Smoke.

I had so much fun to make the cobblestone road. I adhered the 3/4" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape to the white cardstock and started to place pieces of Bronze Mica one by one to the tape. I left a small cap between each Mica flake and after it was done, I covered rest of the tape with Silver Detail Embossing Powder and heat set it with the Heat Tool. I made three strips of cobblestone roads like this. I love the result. 

For the sign, I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set to the Black Textured Cardstock and heat embossed it with White Detail Embossing Powder. After cutting the pieces and adhering the sign together, I rubbed Mother of Pearl Mousse all over it to pick up the texture.

The background is made out pattern paper. I stamped the tree on it with Versafine Onyx Black ink and heat embossed it with Quick Silver Embossing Powder. It is an almost clear powder with a nice silver shimmer. I used Tim Holtz Stamp Platform for the stamping. This allowed me to stamp several times to get a perfectly stamped tree.

Leaves are from Happiness Greeting stamp set. I stamped them with Safari Green Nuvo Hybrid Ink to the white cardstock. I colored them with Fresh GreenNuvo Aqua Flow Watercolors from Spring Meadow set and Green from Nuvo Glitter Markers Northern Lights set. I cut them out and adhered to the card.

I folded the bottom of the card front to form a square tube. This gave a nice dimensional base for my cobblestone road and allowed to pop up my card with a 1 ½" Action Wobble. So my car is shaking while it drives on a cobblestone road (let's ignore the fact that there is no driver in the car...)

Well, that is all from me Today.
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  1. Your pink truck first caught my eye at SNS, but I had to come see how you made that cobblestone drive! Wow! This is fantastic! Thank you for sharing your technique! What a lot of work, but SUCH WONDERFUL results!

  2. Great job Eret! Love the cobblestone road - very creative I must say! Great color on the car too - it looks very rustic.

  3. i love this card and your techniques thanks for sharing


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