Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Work Hard and Dream Big!




Happy Wednesday!  It has been a busy few days with extended weekend company.  Fun times!  I finally had a chance to get crafty!  


I am playing along with Fusion Card Challenge 
and 
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I created a masculine graduation card.  It could be used for any male getting a job or promotion, though.


I started with some Papertrey Ink fresh snow linen cardstock.  I die cut with some post it tape the sentiment frame from Forest Floor:  Spring die.  I centered it onto the linen cardstock and made sure the edges were adhered well using a bone folder.  Next, I ink blended ocean tidesaffron spice, and prairie grass inks to mimic some of the tones in the inspiration photo. 


 I added water splashes and blotted to get a more distressed feel and to add texture.  Then, I used the perfect plaid stencil collection and fresh snow pigment ink to create the white striped plaid overlay to mimic the lines in the sidewalk from the inspiration photo. I added some black splatters using my black Gonsai Tambi watercolors. I waited for it to dry.  


I carefully pulled off the masking.  I stamped the sentiment frame from Forest Floor:  Spring stamp set using Memento Tuxedo black ink.  I die cut the Words to Live By:  Work die directly into the frame.  I layered the back with some clear acetate so I could add the centers to the front and have somewhere to put the glue. I cut strips of ocean tide and saffron spice card stocks to add behind the panel.  to show through the acetate.  I used some foam tape to add the panel to a true black cardstock base


 I die cut and stamped a few leaves from Meadow Greens stamp set and Meadow Greens die collection again using a mixture of ocean tidesaffron spice, and prairie grass inks.  I stamped the images using the Tim Holtz Stamping Platform. I stamped with versamark and white embossed a sentiment from Words to Live By: Work Mini stamp set.  I used some foam tape to pop that up.  I finished the card with some wink of stella on the leaves and a tiny twine bow.

As always thanks so much for stopping by!





7 comments

  1. This is a truly stunning and beautiful card. I am amazed at all your gorgeous detail! Simply perfect! Thanks so much for playing at TSOT!

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  2. This is super gorgeous, Betty!!! It was so intriguing that I read everything you wrote about how you made the card. Very clever use of the Try Stampin' on Tuesday Tic-Tac-Tuesday challenge! Thank you for joining us this week to share you card! -Donna

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  3. love the background. thanks for joining us at TSOT

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  4. What a wonderful graduation card and its a little different from mortar boards etc. The background is beautiful and,I love to see paint splatters on a card. Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a lovely comment, its much appreciated x

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  5. What a beautiful card. So glad you shared with us on TSOT.

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  6. Your plaid background looks amazing and works so well with the other elements in your fabulous card! Thanks so much for joining us at Fusion.

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  7. This is very nice, I tell like the colors, I've never tried to stencil over distress inks and like this idea with the stencil, thanks.

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Thanks so much!

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