Saturday, 11 June 2016

Lucky 13

I took advantage of the recent 20% off Ranger sale at Simon Says Stamp and got some new Tim Holtz products to play with.  So this morning I delved right in and created this card using a new stencil and texture paste.

I stenciled over the Industrial stencil using Ranger Texture Paste onto some Specialty Stamping Paper.  Once it was dry, I sponged over the panel using the ColourQ colors, or in my case, Weathered Wood, Peacock Feathers and Vintage Photo.  I then flicked some water onto the panel.  What I noticed was that as well as bleaching the cardstock, it also bleached the texture paste, so I went back over all the raised parts with a paintbrush and some water to make the stenciled image stand out more.

I kept the layout really simple - a Basic Gray cardbase, a strip of Hawaiian Shores down the left hand side and a white-embossed sentiment banner.  I finished off with a couple of homemade enamel dots in the closest color I could find to Taken With Teal.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:  ColourQ, The Male Room, Simon Says Stamp and Cardz for Guyz - the last three all having Father's Day/Male themes for their current challenges.

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Products used:

Stamps:  KIS:  Father (PTI)
Ink:  Versamark, Weathered Wood, Peacock Feathers, Vintage Photo
Cardstock:  Specialty Stamping Paper, Basic Gray (SU), Hawaiian Shores (PTI)
Dies:  Fishtail Flag Stax (MFT)
Accessories:  Industrial Stencil (TH), Ranger Texture Paste, enamel dots



Rosemary said...

another absolutely cool design, karren!!

Ruth said...

What a neat design - love the blue coming through. Xx

Petra Swart said...

WOW, what a fabulous look you achieved with the texture paste and the distress inks and water, Karren!!! The blue strip on the left and the enamel dots and white embossed sentiment completes the picture perfectly and really have your beautiful bg shine!!! Wonderfully done and a stunning FD card!!!!

Linda Callahan said...

You are one amazing artist girl! Tell me again who makes Specialty Paper.....I am sure that must be the problem that I am using the wrong paper....Lolol......

Cazro said...

Cool card. Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz DT

JayBe said...

Great use of your new stencil - just perfect for our challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz, thanx for sharing.
Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

Julie B said...

You looked to have had a fun time with your new stash, great result.
Thanks for sharig at Cardz4Guyz. :)

Karen D said...

I love the texture you have created on your panel and the way you have coloured it is so perfect, what a great technique! Another fabulous card from you.

Andreja L. said...

What a fantastic card for Father's Day :-))
Thank you so much for joining us at The Male Room!
Hugs, Andreja

Gayatri said...

Fabulous card! Wow! What gorgeous texture and colours on the background panel. Love it all. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge :) Gayatri xx

Lisa said...

Terrific weathered look, what a great card! Thanks for joining us at ColourQ!