Friday, May 6, 2011

Stampin' Up! Sail Away and Botanical Gazette pair wonderfully for Masculine Cards

Ok, so you all know how much I love (love love) the รก la carte stamp Sail Away...
When I saw that the new Just Add Ink challenge had been posted, I knew I was going to reach for this great stamp. I have used the cracked glass technique, which I will be showing the girls of my stamp club in the next month. It is a great technique, just emboss multiple layers of clear embossing powder. I usually do about 4-5 layers. I then popped it in the freezer when it was still warm from the last layer. Once it has been in the freezer about 10 mins, pull it out and bend your embossed piece, this will give you the cracking. Before embossing this piece, I stamped my image, coloured it, then sponged around the edges to give it a weathered look. 
Ok, onto the other deets of this card...  I have used a Crumbcake base, which I have layered with a distressed piece of designer series paper, from the new Autumn/Winter mini catalogue. This is from the Botanical Gazette collection. I then layered a piece of DSP from the Newsprint collection, which on one of the sheets has a fairly detailed 'vintage' map.... For the circle element on the Just Add Ink sketch, (see below) I used a button from my stash which fits well, I popped a sentiment from Basic Phrases (using this a lot more now...) onto a modern label punch and tied it all together with some twine. 
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Until next time, 
Happy stamping!

11 comments:

Annmaree (Emu) said...

awesome technique!!!!!

I really love that stamp and the papers, great vintage distressed finish, its fabulous!!!

Kathy said...

Thank you very much for your comments, I think I am getting the blogging bug at 60 yrs of age too, theres hope for the old girl yet!

You have a lovely blog and cards, I especially like the sailboat.

Bronwyn Eastley said...

This is awesome, Jess. That stamp is perfect for the cracked glass technique. Love what you have done with the sketch.

Elaine Barr said...

Jess - Sail Away is my fave at the moment. I like your cracked glass technique - definately going to give that a go. (I made mine look like a storm with Not Quite Navy and some pink highlights!)

Kathy @ Stamping Still said...

Gorgeous card Jess. I love the cracked glass look, it works so perfectly with that image. Love your distressing too and the tag and button.

Melissa said...

Terrific masculine card Jess, hmm that stamp is starting to grow on me :)

Liam said...

Beautiful male card. Love the cracked glass and your use of the sketch.

Liam

Nikki Spencer said...

Awesome work Jess, it's lovely to see masculine cards, great take on the sketch and glad you could play along at JAI.

Chrissie said...

Super card Jess
Chrissie

H2 :) said...

Great card Jess. The cracked glass technique works perfectly with your image. :)

Jo said...

Great take on the sketch Jess. Love the cracked glass technique you've used.