Good morning all! Martina here, how are you? I was lucky enough to attend Lisa's Paperartsy workshop at the weekend and it was SO much fun! I did not finish all my projects, but that was fine, we covered lots of techniques, so I was able to carry on at home! I suppose the amount that I was chatting and biscuit-eating may have contributed to me running out of time, but we won't talk about that too much...
This week I am using Lisa's time theme stamps, the idea being a masculine card, with a hint of sparkle thrown in for good measure...
I began my card by cutting my base layer to size using Super Smooth Card. Using Vintage Photo Distress Ink I added some colour to the edges. I stamped the little 'hash' stamp from the Take Time Set in each corner in the same ink and heat embossed with Wow Clear Detail Powder. I also chose the words I wanted from the set and arranged them on a block before repeat stamping around my topper.
The next step was to make the topper panel to fit inside the backing piece above. Using the same ink and card, I used the Mosaic Sun Stencil to create my background.
I then began to play with my stamps from both of the sets. I knew I wanted the flying watch from the Time to Celebrate Set as the main image, so stamped this first in Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and embossed as before. I used a combination of the different brown tones to stamp various little accents and embellishments from the sets until I was happy. To make some of the details pop, I highlighted some areas with a Pen-Touch White Pen.
Now for my sparkly bit! I stamped the flying watch with some Staz-On Ink onto Acetate. Turning the acetate over I applied some Diamond Sparkle Medium thickly over the wings.
Once this was dry I cut around the wings, leaving part of the middle attached to make it easier for sticking later.
Wanting to add yet more dimension to the watch, I stamped it twice more and cut the faces out (leaving the rim around one and colouring as below).
Having another little play, I decided that I wanted to bring a little more detail and dimension to my card, so went back to my Acetate again. I stamped the tiny butterfly several times and then Brayered some Diamond Sparkle Medium across the back before setting aside to dry and cut out.
A bit of mattering and layering and there we have it...Oh, I nearly forgot - I added some Glossy Accents to make a dome on the watch face!
I hope you like it, I think it's still ok for a man's card even with the sparkle, don't you?
I look forward to seeing some of you at Lisa's class on Friday if you can make it (that is assuming I can survive half-term!)
Thank you for reading,