Friday 10 June 2016

Cubist Guy Greetings

The inspiration for this card came from the inky mess on my Grid Paper after I'd finished sponging around the edges of some cards!

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There is a bit of a cubist feel to this card

I first stamped the car from Guy Greetings using Basic Black ink.  Once I was sure it was completely dry, I gave it a coat of glue using the Fine-Tip Glue Pen and left that to dry overnight.

I used a square of cardstock to mask and sponge to create the slightly cubist look to the card.  The colours I used are Mint Macaron and Island Indigo for the sky and Tip Top Taupe with a hint of the Mint Macaron and Island Indigo for the "ground".  

I stamped the banner greeting from Guy Greetings in Island Indigo ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut it out by hand.  I then stamped the "you" from Work of Art in Island Indigo on Whisper White Cardstock and cut it out with one of the Tags & Labels framelits.  I sponged the edges with Mint Macaron ink, added the banner and a black sequin from the Assorted Metallic Sequins and adhered it to the card.

I felt the foreground was calling for some Swirly Scribbles but I only wanted to use ink for this card.  I do feel that there should have been a stamp to match the lovely Swirly Scribbles "lines" - so I made one!  It would have been much easier if I'd had some foam of the appropriate thickness but I only had thin sheets.  I glued two sheets together and cut the Swirly Scribbles shape twice and glued those together (I wasn't sure that the thinlit could cope with 4 layers at the same time).  I then applied some Multipurpose Liquid Glue to the bottom and left it to dry.  Once dry, it was tacky enought to stick to an acrylic block but still easy to remove.  I stamped my Swirly Scribbles with Night of Navy ink - stamping twice without reinking to obtain variation in tone.

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I keep my home-made Swirly Scribbles stamp in the Swirly Birds stamp set
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'Til next time


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  1. Love the sponged edge technique and clever stamping Stephanie. Looks great! Adds so much texture and vintage to the card. :)

    1. Thanks Juan - it was a bit experimental & I wasn't sure how it was going to go!