Monday, January 17, 2011

Manly Mondays and a Little Blog Candy

This week's card was inspired by all the wonderful Faux Tile cards I have been seeing as of late. Although I did not "tile" the layer I still like the way it turned out.

To get started I consulted the Color Coach since I wanted to use Marina Mist. I went with the Creative Combination: Marina Mist, Crumb Cake and Cajun Craze. I stamped the Medallion stamp with Crumb Cake on Whisper White cardstock. Then, using a Dauber, dabbed Marina Mist and Cajun Craze Classic Inks. I followed that by using the Embossing Buddy over the layer completely and covered it with Versamark, "stamping it" all over directly from the ink pad known as the direct to paper technique.  Added Clear Embossing Powder heating it with the heat gun. I repeated this two more times. Once it cooled I added a blue rhinestone brad in the middle by using the Paper Piercing Tool. The image above does not really capture the shine this created.  Here's a close-up:

My original thought was to cut it in squares to do "tiles".  With the shine it looks like one big tile so I decided not to. I stamped the sentiment Very from the Define Your Life set in Marina Mist on Crumb Cake and punched that out with the Label Punch. Surrounded the punch out with Cajun Craze. Applied the sentiment using Dimensionals to the top right hand corner.

Wouldn't this card be perfect for the teenage boy in your life that has recently had his heart broken by the "she's the One" and needs a confidence boost?? or your man friend going through a divorce??

I've got a little blog candy for you this week.  I'm slowly going through my supplies and decided to clean some out. This is a package of butterflies in spring colors.

Leave a comment and I will choose a winner which will be announced next Monday. The winner will be posted then and will have 3 days to contact me by email (the link is on the left under Email Me). Should I not receive an email from the winner within that time I'll choose another one.  Good Luck!

A La Prochaine!


Anonymous said...

Well Julie very nice card. Once again you inspire me to try this technique one day.

Wheres Frankii


Regina Andari said...

What a great color combo! Cajun Craze is a color that I hardly ever use, so you inspire me! Love the glassy look of your faux tile!! Happy Monday!

Sandi said...

I love, love, love this color combination. Honestly, I would have never, ever thought to use these colors together and can't believe how beautiful it turned out using this stamp. Awesome job Julie!
Sandi Dailey

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Love that color combo. You would honest think that blue shades and orange shades would not go together, but the card you made looks so awesome. I guess that tip they give about using opposites on the color wheel is right. Great card. Love the Glossy effect.
Cheers, Holley

Pat Huntoon said...

That is beautiful! the colors are gorgeous.

Theresa said...

Love your card. I am so glad I bought this stamp.
Thanks for offering blog candy.

debbie said...

great card, those teenagers can be so hard to do cards for ..
Debbie in las vegas

Shelley said...

Awesome card Julie! Love those butterflys!

Lindy said...

Love the tile look of the card. Will have to try it. Always wanting something new, LOL
And love the butterflies! I would put them to good use.

Patrice H said...

What a stunning card. I really like how it turned out. I will have to try this tech out!

Yvonne Russell said...

A stunning card. I've just started with using SU stamps. I have the medallion stamp, so it's great to see such a fab idea using it. I love the creative combination and the soft misty watercolor look - so elegant and versatile.

I've learned some great new ideas for embossing too. Thank you.

Amy Macak said...

Great idea with the medallion stamp!