Friday, 13 June 2014

Happiness is a Journey...

Hi everyone :-)
Today I am experiencing a couple "firsts"... blogging on the SNS blog and well the other you'll see below :-)
Sticking with the masculine theme for this week I used yet again Vintage Pickup #628 stamp set, I have altered a canvas and created a card.
"Happiness is a Journey..." canvas.
This is my other first "grunge", it's not something I do but honestly I was so inspired by the fun Copper Flame Mixed Media embossing powder! What can I say... I went with the flow :-0
Upclose look at that yummy embossing powder!

What I did:
1.   Canvas measures 8x8 and lightly gesso (wasn’t really necessary). Inked randomly with TH Distress inks using a sponge. Darker distress ink on the edges of canvas.
2.   Using Prima stencil as a guide for a frame look, dab clear embossing ink with sponge applicator around the stencil and pour Copper Flame embossing powder and heat embossed.
3.   Designer paper hand torn and distress with TH inks, use glossy accents to highlight words. Stamp and color Vintage Pickup with distress ink for a real rust vintage look.
4.   Stamp and heat embossed title from Vintage Pickup below. Alcohol ink embellishments and adhere. 
Now after all that grunge, I needed something clean and simple haha... So I am squeezing in one last Father's day card.

This card was quick and simple but the Embossed Resist Building a Scene technique made it unique.

Closer look at the technique.
What I did:
1.    Card base measure 6x5 and first layer is designer paper Portobello cut smaller than card base and edges ink with Stampin Up Baja Breeze. Cut out 2 large TH Gears and adhere top and bottom opposite corners.
2.   Second layer, white cardstock and cut DP (ink with Baja Breeze) with the word “Celebrate” 2/3 the size of layering for the white card stock. Stamp and color Vintage Pickup with Prismacolor pencils on DP, stamp gears in top right corner.
3.   On another white card stock measures 1/3 to complete the layering, use the gears stamp and Embossed Resist Building a Scene technique to create a unique background. Adhere to first layer using dimensional tape
4.   Cut a strip of DP to conceal the seams and stamp sentiment.
I hope you have enjoyed your time with me today and I hope you give these techniques a try :-)



  1. I love both your projects! The canvas with all the gears and flowers is wonderful. I love the colors and the gears at the bottom of the card. Great job!

  2. These are fantastic! You may think you can't do masculine projects - but you do a fantastic job making with this. I'll definitely have to try the technique you used on the card.


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