Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Hi. How is your middle of the week going? It is sunny here. Yay. Love that. Aren't people in a better mood when the sun is out? Notice that? I just love it when we visit California.

This is my card for today's Sketch Challenge 276 on Splitcoaststampers.

I used a new release MARTIAL ARTS from CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS to make this masculine card.

What I did: For the main image I used a technique called Second Generation Stamping. You can find a tutorial on the Clear Dollar Stamps Blog HERE.

On the black strip, I stamped the small four images that are together in the stamp set with white craft ink and heat embossed. Then put brads in between the images.

For the gray panel, I crinkled it up then sponged with Basic Grey and sewed edges to card before adhering to base.

The base panel is adhered to the card base with dimensionals. I arranged all the little sentiments in a square then pressed my acrylic block to them picking them up in the position I put them in. Then I stamped with them alternating up right and up side down. Creating my text bg dp. Cool. I did the same with the little orange panel but not much shows of it.

Thank you so much for looking and visiting. Your comments make me smile.

:Martial Arts
CS/PAPERS:Cottonball white 100lb Cardstock (from CDS), Tangelo Smoothie (Clearly Coordinating cardstock by CDS), Motifica-Chalk (Basic Grey), Amrosia-Smoke (Basic Grey), Black (DCWV)
INK:Momento Tuxedo Black (from CDS), Whisper White (Stampin Up)
ACCENTS/TOOLS:Paper piercer, DMC Floss, Needle, Micro brads (asst by Reflections from Michaels), 3/4" circle punch (Stampin Up), Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Sponge, Dimensionals
SPECIAL TECHNIQUES: Sponging, Paper Destressing by Crinkling, Tearing,Heat Embossing, Second Generation Stamping:


Katie Renz said...

Looks great Lisa! Love all the little background details too.

Gloria said...

Awesome use of this stamp Lisa! What a great guy card!

Dawn B. said...

Lisa this is wonderful.. I LOVE the way you used your paper and the stamping. So many great details.. It is so funny because yesterday it was raining and today it is sunny.. I had a much better day today..:)

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