Thursday, March 6, 2014

MIM and Card Concept challenges

Here is my entry into this week's MIM challenge to use stamps to create texture on a mostly one layer card.  And the Card Concept blog's color challenge, in which I still classify my style as clean and slightly layered here.

I am keeping this short and sweet.  Used the following PTI stamps and products: text style basics, sailor stamp set, big birthday wishes, fancy flourishes, limeade ice, chartreuse, espresso, white inks and papers, by the numbers strip die, and my paper scoring board for added texture. I also roughed up the edges of the espresso strip of paper to add texture.  The layered stamping of text, flourishes and compass in different shades also add depth and texture.  I wanted to emboss the flourishes but I was rushed and did not have time to let the white craft ink dry before doing the flourishes in versamark ink.  The scoring board was used at the bottom of the limeade ice layer for textured stripes. The die cut numbers are not popped up so the card is very flat and mailable.  I think this counts for the MIM challenge.

I got the inspiration for this card from Betsy Veldman.  Hers was much more gothic looking.  


Deanna Dean said...

Great how you used this week's colors. So glad you were able to join us at The Card Concept.

Stef Perry said...

Love the depth you achieved with the variety of stamps you layered. The compass image is a great symbolic image for a meaningful occasion (such as someone's 45th birthday?). Great card!!