Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Cool Technique for a Masculine Card


Each week in May the CC Design Team will be giving away a wonderful prize from Crafter's Companion on their blogs.  Before I tell you what the prize is for this week, I'll share my project. I hope you'll be inspired by it as you speed scroll down to the prize. :o)

This design was inspired by a technique I saw my CCDT sister Marge do.  We sat next to each other at a retreat last week and we had a good time coloring and visiting for three days.  This is a very simple version of what Marge did. Her designs were on 8 1/2 x 11 size card stock and involved more stamping. They turned our beautiful! I am creating a smaller version.

I was looking to create a masculine card - I have a few more to do for Father's Day. I started by inking up the  Stamp It Valued Time image with a StazOn jet black in pad and stamping onto semi-glossy card stock. Note: Many times, I will stamp for two or more cards - might as well take advantage of all the supplies out. :o).



I used Tim Holtz distress ink pads and a stylus to add color. Note: you could use a sponge also. After laying down my first layer of color, I masked the clock face. I was planning to add a lot of color and wanted to keep the clock face light. I could say I laid the color down first then masked so that the face would not be a stark white. The truth is I forgot to mask before I did my first layer. :o)


Next, I built up layers of color. Using a very light stroke and starting at the outside edge, I pulled color in, leaving some light around the words and clock. The distress inks stay wet a little longer than dye inks which allows for blending on the semi-glossy card stock.  NOTE: As you can see from the photos, the image was stamped sharp.  I think as I added color and left light in the center, it makes the image almost look 3-D.

After the ink dried, the last step was to add some lines and shapes with a white pen. I used a template and a Sharpie poster-paint pen. You can also use a compass and a white gel pen.   Marge has taught me over the years, "know when to stop!" :o)


All that was left, was to allow the white paint to dry, remove the mask, and adhere my layers. I stamped a light clock inside and was ready for a note and to send to someone special!

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I'll announce the second winner on Wednesday. You can comment on last week's post until midnight pacific May,15th.  You can also visit all the DT members - Their links are posted on the bar to the right.

Here is the third week's:

Week 3  - The Boxer and Envelobox Creator Bundle with Advanced Techniques DVD.

 The Boxer and Envelobox Creator Bundle with Advanced Techniques DVD


Here are the simple rules for my week giveaway:
  1. You MUST be a follower of BOTH the Crafter's Companion Informational blog and of the Crafter's Companion Challenge blog. (I do check when choosing winners :o)).
  2.  Be or become a follower of my blog.
  3.  Leave a comment ON THIS POST to be entered in this week's giveaway
Week Three giveaway ends  May 22 - Please make sure I have your email address!  I will send you an email when you have won and post your name on my blog.


Thank you for visiting!!


Take care and STAY POSITIVE!
Trena

14 comments:

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Wow Trena I love the color and your blending. Beautiful job. TFS and Thanks for the chance to win! AJ~
jeria22@yahoo.com

Verna Angerhofer said...

You always do such wonderful artwork and are an inspiration to me. I don't know if I am a follower of all the blogs or not. I tried to sign up for one but don't think it worked. Oh, well..I still can see what you are doing regardless.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Great job, and thanks for another chance to win some items!!

Rufus said...

Love the clock card, that color blending is superb. Thanks for the chance at even more goodies!
R/

Becky Dunham said...

LOVE this card Trena! Thanks for the tutorial on how you did it! I am going to have to get some of that gloss card stock. Thanks for the chance to win this week's fabulous gift!

Linda Kirsch said...

Wow, how clever is that! I am going to have to try that one some day! Thanks for the chance to win this great prize too. Yep, I am a follower of all three!

Amy E said...

Your own background paper...how cool is that!! I love this card!

We're up to week 3!! What an awesome prize this time!!!

amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

Rach1fun said...

I love your work! Great job! And thanks for another chance to win!!

Tasha said...

I love your card. It looks very difficult to make. You did a great job. And thanks for the chance to win along with Crafter's Companion

Emily H said...

Trena you are so talented! Thank you for sharing!

Kathy S. said...

Wow great card! You do beautiful work. Thanks for the chance to win a wonderful prize.

Bhawana said...

Fabulous card. Love the blending. n thank you for the chance to win.

Priyakumar said...

A must have tool... loving it. Thanks for the chance to win.

CLM-cindylu2u said...

Great tutorial, will have to give this a go, thanks!!