Friday, July 19, 2013

Masculine Birthday Card

One of the techniques I learned in the Studio Calico Inked class was using distress inks with a water brush.  I only had brown distress inks, so I went out and bought some additional colors.  For this birthday card for my dad, I used a combination of Ranger's Vintage Photo and Crushed Olive to make my background (without water).  To add some interest along the side, I punched two holes, put in some eyelets, and then added some thin hemp twine.

My sentiment was made with two different My Creative Time stamp sets:  Fly Away With Me Sentiments and More of My Favorite Sayings.

To make my globe from Papertrey Ink's Destination stamp set, I stamped it with StazOn ink on watercolor paper.  I then used Tumbled Glass and Crushed Olive distress inks with a water brush to color it.  The plane and curvy arrow are also from Destination.  I think I'll be using more of this technique in the future!

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  1. Thank you for sharing this with us. I am also taking the class, and I am enjoying trying all of the new techniques. I like how you list and link the products that you use! I appreciate you:-)

  2. I love how you globe turned out. So cute with the little plane and trail. Super job on your card.
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  3. I love your card! The background technique worked perfectly! The globe is stunning!

  4. Wonderful that background with your world in such vivid colors, so perfect for any guy!


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