Hi there and welcome to my crafting blog! I am a mother of two teenage daughters and have been crafting for over 15 years. I enjoy anything messy!!! Using inks, paints and particularly rubber stamping. I have followed other peoples blogs for some time now and have decided to create my own blog now and open a crafting family page to hopefully inspire others, you never stop learning......
Here is what I call a "powerful" card! Made for my daughters boyfriend - a mechanic and car nut - you wouldn't have guessed it would you!
Lots going on here, started with my usual blank white sheet of card. Stamped out the Mustang cars in black archival ink and covered with masking fluid (I needed the cars to "pop" from the page). Then laid down some brushos in blues and red and spritzed straight over the top. Where the Brushos hadn't quite covered all the background area I blended in some blue distress inks and gave it a quick spray with some blue spray ink.
Some white gesso was wiped through a stencil and some black embossing powder applied to the edges to draw you in to the whole thing.
I stamped the number 18 and glittered that up with some chunky dark blue glitters and "Happy Birthday" was stamped as the sentiment and highlighted with a white pen.
Some tyre tracks were stamped across the card - have to have tyre tracks with cars!!!!.
Once all the "messy stuff" was done, I rubbed off the masking fluid from the cars and where I thought they were a bit too stark, I blended over some distress inks to match (to tone the whiteness down a bit!).
My final touch was to cover the cars in Glossy Accents to make them shine through and I was done!
Very happy with that - it's nice when you have an idea in your head and you get it right with the final result!!!
Thanks for stopping by and seeing what I've been up to,
I would like to enter this card in to the following challenges:- Moving Along With The Times - No Designer Papers The Craft Stamper - Anything Goes Sweet Stampin' - wheels