Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Classic Convertibles - Thunderbird masculine card

It is going to be so unseasonably warm here this next week, 
near 80 degrees almost every day !
Too warm, too soon, ick. Mosquitoes are already out.
Weather like this makes me wish I had a convertible to drive. 

Wouldn't it be wonderful if Stampin' Up! would release new images such as these ?
 I will be sharing over the next three posts similar images, masculine cards.
They are some of my all time favorites and most used stamps. 

All items used were from Stampin' Up!
Highways and Byways background stamp
Classic Convertibles (Tbird)

Whisper White card stock
metallic silver card stock for the faux brad
large chisel edge permanent marker to make the faux black card stock layer
Basic Black, Real Red, Bashful Blue and Going Gray inks
 water color pen/ aquapainter
Silver Signo gel pen

I like to use a wide chisel edge permanent black marker on some projects 
to decrease the number of card stock layers.
 It makes it a bit less bulky and a bit lighter to help with mailing costs.
Plus, I think most guys don't really care or would know otherwise
 if it wasn't layers and layers of card stock.
Make sure it is a good, inky marker to get good coverage.
Run it just barely off the edge of your card stock
(be sure to have scrap paper underneath!)
in a continuous straight line, one smooth motion. 
If you'd like to try this, I would recommend making the fax black layer 
on the card stock you wish to stamp first, 
that way if it doesn't turn out quite as you like, it won't ruin all of your hard work. 

Thanks for looking =) 

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful coloring on this! And YES! I would love to have more 'guy' images like this from SU!! The marker is such a great tip, especially since the majority of my cards get mailed!
    We've also found a few ticks already... Guess we will be paying for our mild winter all summer long!


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