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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Josh's BD Card

This is a card I made for Josh's Birthday. I used a sponging technique on the background, where I had three stamp pad inks ready. First, I took my Versamark embossing pad and smeared a few streaks on plain white cardstock. Then over that, I sprinkled some clear embossing powder and heat treated it. Then I took some Post-It notes and tore off pieces and then sponged over it. Then I lifted the post-it and placed it higher on the paper and sponged with a different color. I lifted the post it one more time and sponged yet a different color. Then I wiped off the clear embossed spot with a cloth to take off any color. This method is called emboss resist. One of my favorite techniques. This idea and technique I learned by watching Michele Zindorf blog: Freedom in Creating.
I then used my Cricut Imagine to cut out the Happy Birthday sentiment and the Skateboarder and the word Skate. The Skateboarder and the word Skate came from a Cricut Lite Cartridge by the name of "DUDE". The star and the flourish came from my Cricut Imagine Cartridge by the name of JT Art . It has a steampunk feel to it, and it looks great to use for teens and young adults. My son has been a skateboarder since he was a pre-teen. Now he gives lessons to pre-teens he has been at it so long.  The background star paper I found at Hobby Lobby. I used some black square brads in the corners and just lifted the image on three layers of cardstock to bring out colors.

2 comments:

Cindy said...

This is an awesome card for a young man!! I love the techniques that you used!!!

Carla Bazhenow said...

How fabulous!!! You son sounds like a wonderful teacher. I love how you created your background... awesome!!! Hugs,

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