The long story....scroll down if all you want to see is the card and hate reading tales of cardmaking. lol!
I was inspired by a Gina K. Stamp TV episode on Distressed Newsprint to create this card for my father-in-law. I enlisted the help of my husband who followed in the footsteps of his dad to become an engineer. Mitch occasionally brings me old drawings from work, which typically are recycled but find another life in my craft room to cover surfaces for my crafting and Liam's little art projects.
I had Mitch choose a few block of drawings that I could use to experiment with, then choose a final copy. I initially used the Tim Holtz Distress Inks recommended in the video, but Mitch then suggested making it look more like an aged blueprint rather than old newsprint, which ended up being a fabulous idea. I used a series of three blue Memento inks to create the aged blueprint that kind of reminded me of the look of the old ditto carbon copies. Remember those? Rather than making the "Happy Father's Day" sentiment stick out I used black ink to make it look like part of the blueprint. I added a ruler colored with Copics and glazed with glossy accents, then accented the card with a few screw head brads.The base is white and is edged in a light Summer Sky blue shade.
I was in such a hurry to get this card put together I had to finish it in the car on the way to the in-laws. Guess where I had to take the photo....
Stamps: A Little Buggy (Ippity), Sew Stylish (Hero Arts),
Father's Day Sentiment (Hero Arts - Father's Day Set)
Ink: Summer Sky, Danube Blue, Paris Sky, Bahama Blue, Tuxedo Black
Paper: Engineering Drawings, Gina K. White, Shimmer White
Accessories: Copics, Screw Head Brads, Glossy Accents