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!

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!


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~

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!

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

Rach1fun said...

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

Anonymous 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!!