Saturday, 7 January 2012

Things Both Modern and Ancient

Hi Bloggers,

Hope you can join me later on today on Create & Craft for my shows featuring Sam Poole's Vintage Inventor series of stamps. Details in the left-hand side bar.

Today I'm sharing one of the cards I'll hopefully be demonstrating on the first show at 12 noon.


First I dragged my Barn Door Distress Ink Pad over one side of the inside of the Creative Expressions Brick Embossing Folder. I then popped a piece of white card onto the clean side of the folder and carefully folded the inked side on top of it. I used my brayer over the top of the folder to help with the transfer of ink to my card. N.B. I did not run the folder through an embossing machine.

I carefully removed my card from the folder and added some Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder and heat set it. I tore around the edges of the edges of the brick background.

I popped the brick background through my Grand Calibur with the That Special Touch Cogs Mask. I inked over the background using Faded Jeans Distress Ink Pad and Cut & Dry Foam. I added some splats using Faded Jeans Distress Stain.

I tore a slightly larger piece of white card and inked it with Barn Door Distress Ink and Cut & Dry Foam.

On the white background card I stamped several small images from the Vintage Inventor series using Barn Door, Faded Jeans and Weathered Wood Distress Ink.

I inked a piece of card with Faded Jeans Distress Ink and stamped Mr. Inventor using Jet Black Archival. I cut him out leaving a slight border around the edge.

I dyed some American Seam Binding with Barn Door Distress Ink. When dry I tied a small bow with 2 lengths of the ribbon and added it to Mr. Inventor using Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue.

I stamped the light bulb from the Vintage Treasures stamp set onto white card and inked with Barn Door Distress Ink. I cut it out and then added Glossy Accents to the bulb area and put aside to dry.

I stamped the sentiment from the Vintage Inventor stamp set in Jet Black Archival and cut it our using Spellbinders Labels Two. I inked around the edges with Barn Door while still in the die.

The card was assembled as shown.

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges -
Make It Monday
CES Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.

6 comments:

  1. It's a brilliant card. Have a great time with the shows today xx

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  2. Gorgeous card hun and such a beautiful design and added detail! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at CES this week...good luck :) Donna ♥ x

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  3. Its gorgeous Julia, love the colours. Thanks for taking part in this weeks "Anything Goes" at the CES Challenge!
    Clairexx

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  4. Fabulous card Julia,love the brick wall, very clever.
    Thanks for sharing at Make it Monday..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  5. Simply beautiful!

    Thank you for joining Anything Goes challenge at Top Tip Tuesday!

    Maggie
    x

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  6. Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday for our anything goes challenge; hope to see you in our next challenge:0)

    Hugs;
    Janette

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