Sunday, August 5, 2012

Card Swap

Hello all my crafty friends!  I hope everyone has had some time to let their creative juices flow freely.  I am preparing for a trip to Nova Scotia and have been crafting my heart out to try and complete all of the projects that I need to finish before I go!  I am making a couple of chipboard albums to give away while I am there plus a card swap that I signed up for.......YIKES!  Thankfully I am just about finished all of them and thought I would share the card that I made for the swap as I am soooo proud of it.  The ladies at The Craft Nook said that we should try to make some of our best work and I felt like I did just that.  I know we all struggle a bit when it comes to masculine type cards so I opted to try one and hopefully inspire the ladies in the card swap when they receive it!

This Card is a standard 5.5" x 4.25" size and is using the Tim Holtz distess inks to create the background

I use a piece of post - it note and punched a 1" circle ensuring that part of the sticky strip was in the circle to hold it in place as a mask for the moon.

Inks used: broken china, faded jeans, chipped sapphire, walnut stain, pine needles

Using the Broken China I blended it down approximately half way down the card.  I used the Faded Jeans and blended on top of the broken china until there was only .75" of broken china showing.  I then went over the top 1" of the card using Chipped Sapphire.

I then took scrap cardstock and ripped it up to use as a mask and creating the mountain ranges.  I placed the mask just above the broken china and blended in the walnut stain until it was quite dark and approximately 1" below the broken china.  I then moved the mask (or used a different shaped mask) and place it slightly higher that the first mountain range.  Using the same walnut stain ink I blended in the exposed spots LIGHTER than the first mountain range.  This is what gives the range depth.

I went back to the Chipped Sapphire and this time blended it up from the bottom to meet the mountain range.  To finish it off I blended a small line on the very bottom of the card using Pine Needles to achieve a grass look to the card....something for the moose to stand on!

I removed the moon mask at this point and got my stamps out!
I then used a stamp set from inkadinkadoo and the flying geese stamp and pressed them on the card.

I don't have a moose stamp so I chose to cut a moose silouette from the Give a Hoot Cricut Cartridge and used the shift key to get the base moose (without all the fancy swirl cuts).  I popped him up with pop dots and voila....the card was complete. 

I hope that these instructions help you to recreate this card or inspire you to try one of your own!  Feel free to leave any comments or questions and I'll see if I can help you further!

Until next time,

Happy Crafting!

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