Saturday 11 August 2012

You're a Classic

Hi Bloggers.

Here's a card featuring 3 of the images from the Creative Expressions Dream Card Stamp Set.

I stamped all 3 images onto some white shrink plastic using Jet Black Archival and put it aside to dry. When they were dry, I cut them out and shrank them with my heat tool.

I cut 3 Spellbinders Scalloped Labels One from black card and at the emboss stage I added the Grid Mask.

For the background, I inked through the Distressed Chequers Mask with Black Soot Distress Ink. I did a section at a time, adding Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder and heat setting. I repeated this process over each area a couple of times and the checks took on a tiled effect. I wrapped a couple of pieces of Idea-ology Journeyman Tissue Tape around the background.

I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set using the Jet Black Archival and embossed with the clear powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Ribbon Banners and inked through the die with Black Soot Distress Ink.

I assembled the card as shown adding an Idea-ology Plaquette and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Black Pearl.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Hi Julia, monochrome cards are so appropriate for men and this one firs the bill. Love the use of shrink plastic too.


  2. Wow Julia,
    Even for a girl like me, you know how to make cars look really cool.
    See you back here tomorrow.

  3. Stunning card this is one thing to try on my list ,Melanie

  4. Fantastic card, absolutely perfect for men, love the mono theme very masculine :)

  5. Morning Julia,
    Great card love mono and the cars done with shrink plastic are so cute.
    Have a good day.

  6. Love this card Julia a great mans card love the colour ways xx hazel

  7. What a great card Julia, great idea for mens birthdays and love the black and white. Bx

  8. This is gorgeous Julia,Love the colour combo, gorgeous stamps

  9. Aside from the clever use of shrink plastic for the cars I like the background using the mask though it does sound a bit time consuming! regards Jackie D

  10. Brilliant card Julia. Shrink plastic cars are great.

    Carolyn B x

  11. Fab card using shrink plastic - i have some but not used it yet. You could make a matching keyring as a little gift to go with the card.

  12. A new title for you Julia 'Formula One Stamper' You are really making something of these stamps, I'm enjoying watching what you come up with as my imagination seems very limited with this set of stamps

  13. Great card Julia - I love the shrink plastic cars. A really special one for a male relative. The background is super - love the detailed way that you did this.

    Hugs Sue P xx

  14. Hi julia love this card I've had shrink plastic for 2 years and still haavent tried it!!! Lol might have to dig it out as I really like this card. Does anyone know where I can get the chequered mask from as I haven't seen it before thanks love lesleyxx

    1. I haven't got the mask in my shop at the moment. Here's a list of shops that may have it
      or you can get it from Create & Craft.

    2. Hi julia thanks for replying so quick I will look into it asap as I really like that background.I prefer to make my own backgrounds as I'm not very good at putting patterns and colours together!! Lol thanks again lesley xx

  15. Hi Julia, I love this card and what you have done to achieve this. I love the cars on shrink plastic and I love what you have done through the mask, I will definitely have to try doing this technique because it is beautiful. Thank you so much for giving us this tutorial. I am writing this comment whilst on a break from linedancing workshops in St Annes, it is a very welcome break as we have been dancing from 10am until 12.30pm. Have a lovely weekend. Lots of love from Patricia xx

  16. I'm really loving these car stamps Julia and what a great card you have posted today. Love the monochrome to this one, a great card!
    Christine H x

  17. Great male card again Julia. Getting some really good hints and tips, especially for backgrounds. Thanks.

  18. Hi Julia, Another great card for all the men in our lives love the mono. too very grande prix.
    nancyd xx

  19. Hi Julia love this cards but then again i love all your cards you are so talented
    Sandra x


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