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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Motorcycle Birthday

My brother's birthday is coming up at the 
end of the month, so I pulled out Rev Up the Fun 
motorcycle stamp (Stampin'Up) to make his 
birthday card. I don't have a lot of 
"masculine" stamps, but this is often 
used for my motorcycle riding brother!! 

I started by creating a water coloured card front 
using Aqua Mist and Hawaiian Shores inks. 
I was going for a 'smooshed' look, but it really 
didn't turn out as I expected. 
I definitely need more practice!! 
I decided to cut the aqua panel using the  
Star Cover Plate and adding some black and 
red stars to make the card front.

After stamping and fussy cutting the motorcycle, 
I realized it needed a background panel before 
adding it to the (very busy) card front. 
I stamped the rectangle frame (Label Basics) 
with Aqua Mist ink, cut it out and then 
mounted the motorcycle with foam dots.
I didn't have a plan for this card when I started, 
so it took some trial and error to find a way 
to add the sentiment. Sketched Stars dies and 
Postmarks stamps came to the rescue!!
I cut one of the Sketched Stars twice  
(Smokey Shadow and Aqua Mist); then 
layered onto a piece of Linen Vellum 
card stock that I cut a little larger 
than the original star. These were added 
to the card front with two layers of fun 
foam to create dimension. 
A sentiment and star (Postmarks) were stamped 
onto white card stock; then cut with a circle punch 
and added to the center of the larger stars.

The inside sentiment (Stylish Sentiments: Birthdays) 
was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black.
A splotch of ink got onto the left side of the card, 
so I covered it up with a black die cut star and 
added the dotted image (Rev Up the Fun) with 
Aqua Mist ink. In order to make it look like I 
planned this "addition" two more stars were included!!

Supplies (PTI, unless noted)
Stamps - Postmarks, Label Basics, Stylish Sentiments: Birthdays; 
Stampin'Up: Rev Up the Fun
Inks - Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Pure Poppy; Versafine Onyx Black
Papers - watercolour paper; Stamper's Select White, Smokey Shadow, 
Pure Poppy Patterened Paper ( bitty dots), Linen Vellum card stock
Dies - Cover Plate: Stars; Sketched Stars
Other - fun foam sheets; foam dots; Sakura Gelly Roll clear glitter pen; circle punch; red marker

Thanks for visiting today.
Karen C.

1 comment:

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is fabulous, Karen! Your brother will love it!