Monday, June 21, 2010

{ippity} Masculine Card & Gina K.'s Stamp TV

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....

Supplies
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

18 comments:

Heather said...

Super fun!

shuggy said...

neat!

Debby/Darthy said...

Hahhaa, great story. Amazing how the dashboard can function as aphoto studio eh? The card is perfect. I love that look. Hey also what a great recycling project.

Lone Pine Designs said...

Perfect for Father's Day!

Sweetieshop said...

So creative - great masculine card :)

Chris said...

great masculine card! love the car shot! lololol

Elisabeth said...

Such a fantastic masculine card and a great dashboard shot!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

What a great card--great combination of stamps:)

Donna said...

Great card! Love how this came out.

Gardner's Basket said...

Great card, I'm sure your FIL loved it!

Suzi said...

WOWSER!! Love it & love the story. Very cool!

Katherine said...

Love your card! Your distressed paper turned out great!

Eryn Hagen said...

So FUN!!!

dahlhousedesigns said...

Ok, love your story!!! I just love how your hubby gave you input too! Love it.

lisa a.

Kelly Landers said...

What a great masculine card! You did a great job especially if you had to finish it in the car!! Did you take the picture on the dashboard of the car? LOL!!

Ruby said...

What a great masculine card, really fun!

Tracy said...

Very cool! Love that hubby suggested the blueprint color - don't tell him but it worked out really well! TFS!

Julie Ranae said...

I really liked this technique as well from Gina K, but haven't tried it...you did a FAB job with it!

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