Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Faux Suede for a Real Man

Today's card uses a technique that I found while cruising around the Splitcoaststampers' gallery. It's something I've been wanting to try, and I needed a masculine card for Saturday's Stamp-A-Stack. It's extremely simple!

I rough cut a piece of white tissue paper, inked up my new brayer with Sage Shadow classic ink and went over the tissue paper until I had the depth of color I wanted. (It's a little darker than I envisioned, but it was my first attempt!) Then I stamped it in Chocolate Chip with the images from the Wanted set that I thought would make a good background. After it dried, I crumpled it to provide the texture, then attached it to a piece of 2" x 5 1/2" Very Vanilla (although I think you could use white or any light color paper). It's glued only on the back, so that the front has a little room to move. When you touch it, it does simulate suede!

The rest of the card is pretty easy to figure out. I used Close to Cocoa for the horse image, stamping from right to left to get the fading effect. The inside sentiment will play off the "Wanted" on the front and say, "a Happy Birthday for you." I think this would be a great card for a guy, don't you? What guy doesn't want to be wanted!

I have another card cookin', so check back later or watch your email for another entry sometime today.

1 comment:

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

What a wonderful masculine card! I don't have that set, but everytime I see something made with it, I think about getting it! LOL