Friday, June 1, 2012

Masculine Happy Birthday


I am still playing with some of my new JustRite stamps.  The stamps I used today are from the "Anchors Away" clear stamps set.  I had a lot of fun creating the background for this card.  I wanted a masculine looking background so decided to create the background using torn pieces of masking tape.  Have you ever done this?  It is a little work, but I love the look, especially for masculine cards.


My card is 5.5" x 6".  I cut a piece of navy blue card stock 6" square for my base.  I then used a "cheap" masking tape and tore off small pieces about the size you see under the roll of tape above. I started at one corner and filled the card stock with lots of little pieces to cover the entire thing.  When I put the tape down, I kind of "scrunched" it up so it had some texture. In lots of areas I layered additional pieces to help with the texture.  Once I was satisfied with the coverage, I sponged on "Chipped Sapphire" Distress Ink over the entire surface.  Because Distress Ink stays "wet" I was able to cover the surface with clear embossing powder without covering it with VersaMark Ink.  As soon as I had all the embossing powder melted, using the heat gun, I added more "Chipped Sapphire" ink to make all the edges of the torn masking take show up even better.  I dried the ink with the heat gun.  

The JustRite Ship was black embossed and cut out with a  Spellbinders circle die and sponged with "Tea Dye" Distress Ink.  The Medallion from the same set was black embossed, cut out with the matching JustRite Spellbinders medallion die and also sponged.     The ship was attached to the medallion with dimensional dots, then the medallion was also attached with dimensional dots to the background.  

The tag was cut using one of the Spellbinders "Fancy Tags" dies.  It was sponged with "Tea Dye" Distress Ink before taking it out of the die.  Next I stamped the sentiment from the same JustRite stamp set, then lightly sponged on more "Tea Dye" Distress Ink.  I used a wide piece of "ScorTape" along the bottom of the card and layered pieces of black and tan twine across before attaching the tag.  To complete the card, I used a few black Dew Drops.  


JustRite "Anchor's Away" stamp set (CR03710)  (This item can be ordered)
Spellbinders "Fancy Tags"
Distress Ink "Chipped Sapphire" and "Tea Dye"
ScorTape 


14 comments:

Sisters Craft Cafe said...

beautiful manly card. love how you made the background like the ocean

Luanne

kathi17 said...

Beautiful card Selma. I've always planned to do one of those backgrounds, but it looked like so much work. Yours is gorgeous.

Marsha said...

Selma,
It is gorgeous. The background is fabulous!

Sheila - Ginger said...

Wonderful man card Selma and the background is such a great idea!

Love Sheila xx

Glenda said...

Great card for a man! Love the technique for the background!

Theresa said...

Great masculine card. Love the masking tape background. Wonderful!

Joan Fricker said...

Beautiful card Selma. love that back ground. it is just perfect for a masculine card.
Great job!

Joan
www.atjoansgardens.com

Francie (Montreal) said...

What a clever and effective background. Love it! The rest of the card is terrific too. Very nice!

Lynne said...

What a fun idea. Have to try this one. Love your card.

Nancy Hill said...

As many said, very clever. Have to try that technique. Loved the vintage looking card - nicely done.

Nancy Hill said...

As many said, very clever. Have to try that technique. Loved the vintage looking card - nicely done.

The Other Patti Sue said...

Great tape technique! I'll have to give it a go! Awesome card!

Memaw said...

You know I love everything you do - and I keep learning - I do have to say I can't remember this technique but love it-can't wait to try it either.
Judy

Memaw said...

You know I love everything you do - and I keep learning - I do have to say I can't remember this technique but love it-can't wait to try it either.
Judy

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