Monday, November 21, 2011

Stampin' Up! Grunge Rock and Extreme Elements make Masculine cards Easy!

Ok, so usually I'm not a morning person, but I had to be up and about quite early this morning, which meant I had to have a lot of caffeine to stay awake... So, after arriving home from my appointment this morning, I headed into the craft room!
This is a More Mustard card base, layered with Soft Suede, which has been run through the Big Shot using the Stripes embossing folder (neat huh?) I sponged the edges and then focused on my image panel. This lil guy is from The Greeting Farm, and he has been coloured using my Stampin' Write Markers and a Blender Pen. I then cut him out, and on my Vanilla piece, I stamped the 'splat' from Extreme Elements in More Mustard and the spots from the same set in Not Quite Navy, before stamping them on this piece of card, I stamped them once on a piece of scrap copy paper, as I didn't want the colours too bold. I then stamped the sentiment from Grunge Rock in Chocolate Chip over the top, I also sponged the edges with Soft Suede ink to make it look distressed. The three strips behind the main image panel are made up of a piece of new Denim Ribbon from Stampin' Up! a Faux Metal piece (see below for info) and a piece of yellow and white twine. 
The Faux Metal piece is super easy to do... Just cover a piece of card in VersaMark ink, I just applied the ink pad directly to the card, then sprinkled silver embossing powder over the top. Once it was heat set, I repeated the process again, and while it was still warm popped the diamond pattern from Grunge Rock into it to 'deboss' it. 
I am entering this card into two challenges, the first is the Simply Stampin' Challenge, which is a sketch this week, and also the Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger, I took a bit of artistic license on this one, and just went with the colours :) 
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Anonymous said...

Love that card Jess, the stamps really add a great effect and love the embossing folder too!

Cath said...

Hey Jess! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

kelly said...

great masculine card Jess, that little guy is so cute! Loving your embossing folder. Thanks for joining in the Simply Stampin' challenge this week.
Kelly xx

Alison xx said...

Great male card. I love your background. Thank you for joining us at Simply Stampin' this week. A xx

Niki Rowland said...

Really cute card, Thanks for joining us this week at the Simply Stampin' Challenge, Niki xx

Ruth M said...

This is a great card Jess, I'm loving all the texture here! The faux metal adds such a nice masculine touch and so does the denim ribbon. Thanks so much for joining us for the Simply Stampin' sketch challenge and please do join us again! Ruth x