Friday, July 19, 2013

Masculine Birthday Card


One of the techniques I learned in the Studio Calico Inked class was using distress inks with a water brush.  I only had brown distress inks, so I went out and bought some additional colors.  For this birthday card for my dad, I used a combination of Ranger's Vintage Photo and Crushed Olive to make my background (without water).  To add some interest along the side, I punched two holes, put in some eyelets, and then added some thin hemp twine.


My sentiment was made with two different My Creative Time stamp sets:  Fly Away With Me Sentiments and More of My Favorite Sayings.


To make my globe from Papertrey Ink's Destination stamp set, I stamped it with StazOn ink on watercolor paper.  I then used Tumbled Glass and Crushed Olive distress inks with a water brush to color it.  The plane and curvy arrow are also from Destination.  I think I'll be using more of this technique in the future!

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5 comments:

Diane said...

Thank you for sharing this with us. I am also taking the class, and I am enjoying trying all of the new techniques. I like how you list and link the products that you use! I appreciate you:-)

snappy scrappy said...

Fab!!!

quilt4fun2 said...

I love how you globe turned out. So cute with the little plane and trail. Super job on your card.
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Linda Kaiser said...

I love your card! The background technique worked perfectly! The globe is stunning!

Kim Heggins said...

Wonderful card...love that background with your world in such vivid colors, so perfect for any guy!