Saturday, 11 April 2015

82 Years Young

I had fun in my craft room today and after last week's struggles, the two cards I made today came together in a way that I'm happy with.  The first card I made is for the next Freshly Made Sketch Challenge, but this card is for my Dad's 82nd birthday next week and uses the colors from ColourQ and the sketch from Mojo Monday.

I really, really like this card and I hope my Dad will too.  I went a bit Tim Holtz on this card using lots of stencils and lots of sponging.  I'll try and remember how I made the center panel...  

I started with a strip of white cardstock and sponged over the Crocodile stencil with Pumice Stone ink.  I then sponged in the following order:  Cargo with Wild Honey ink; Measured with Dusty Durango ink; Splatter with Dusty Durango ink; Shatter with Pumice Stone; Lattice Work with Pumice Stone and Numbered with Peacock Feathers.  Phew!  I then sponged around the edges with Vintage Photo before stamping over the whole piece with the text stamp from Papillon painted with Antique Linen Distress Paint.  After heat-setting that, it created a resist and I sponged on more Vintage Photo ink.

The card base was also stamped with the same stamp and Antique Linen Distress Paint.  Here's a close-up so you can see some of the layers of sponging and stenciling.

The circular panel was first die-cut then stamped with Archival Black ink using my Misti - perfect coverage and placement!  I sponged a strip of white cardstock with Peacock Feathers ink and cut a couple of pieces of Wild Honey and Dusty Durango cardtock.  Some thread finished off the card.

Thanks for visiting.

Products used:

Stamps:  Roundabout Additions (Reverse Confetti), Papillon (Stampers Anonymous)
Ink:  Peacock Feathers, Pumice Stone, Wild Honey, Vintage Photo (Distress Inks), Dusty Durango (SU), Archival Black (Ranger), Antique Linen Distress Paint
Cardstock:  White, Neenah Desert Storm, Hello Honey, Dusty Durango (SU)
Accessories:  Lil' Inkers Stitched Circles dies, thread, Tim Holtz stencils:  Cargo, Splatter, Measured, Shatter, Lattice Work, Crocodile, Numbered



Lee Ann Barrett said...

Amazing, Karren! I am inspired by all of your sponged layers. I can't imagine your dad not liking this.

Jen Mitchell said...

Wow. Just wow. The texture you've created with all those stencils is amazing. I love how the "82" just pops in the bright blue. And never mind that I've never heard of those stencils and now must check them out. But you probably knew I would do that anyway.

Tenia Nelson said...

So cool!!

SonjaK said...

Amazing card! I so do hope your Dad will like it too because you can be really proud of it.

Claire said...

What a fantastic card Karren - I'm sure your Dad will love this. The background is perfect for a masculine it! Thanks for playing along at Colour Q!

Elizabeth S. said...

Fabulous card and love how you created the background and added the numbers! I'm sure your Dad loved it....fantastic!

Marika said...

This is so Fantastic!! Your dad will like it for sure!

Lisa said...

What a terrific card for your dad's birthday, he'll love it!! Thanks for joining us at ColourQ!

Rita Wright said...

I thought I was on Tim's blog for a minute! This is amazing!