Thursday, July 9, 2009

Friends 24-7

I started this card with the Splitcoast Sketch Challenge 236 and decided I wanted to ink up my new set Friends 24-7. I'd been eying this set since it first came out and I'm so glad it stuck around in the 2009-2010 Idea Book and Catalog. This card came together pretty quickly and I really like the old vintage feel it has.
My 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 Brocade Blue card base is given a vintage feel using a Dauber and the new In Color Soft Suede around the edges of the card.
The bird image was inked using Daubers and Craft inks: Brocade Blue, Choc Chip and Garden Green and stamped onto Very Vanilla. Sprinkled on some Clear Embossing Powder and with my Heat Tool gave it the shiny raised embossed look. TIP: Craft Ink or VersaMark must be used with Embossing Powder. Ripped and slightly distressed the top and bottom of this panel and again used my Dauber with Soft Suede Ink. Hint: Very inexpensive tool, your finger nail will do a great job distressing - can't promise you won't need a manicure after though :) Just kidding, my nail is just fine!
I inked my floral/fluerish/any suggestions what to call it?, image in Soft Suede on Soft Suede. And guess what, I tore the edges and again daubbed Soft Suede. FYI: Daubers are a great little tool to have on hand and 12 come in a pack - and the are reusable. I clean mine with a very little soap and water, let them dry and they are ready for the next time. They do get stained, but with 12 in a pack you can reuse the dark stained with dark colors, light with the light. Love them!!
Layered my bird and floral image over a torn and distressed piece of Kraft cardstock with some additional Soft Suede ink lightly daubbed. TIP: When using my Daubers to add 'depth' to my cardstock, beside inking the edges, I apply the ink in light circular motions.
I finally inked my sentiment in... Soft Suede. I'd love you to leave a comment and let me know what ya think of my vintagey card :)

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Stamps: Friends 24-7 (113218)
Ink: Soft Suede (115657), Brocade Blue Craft(101593), Choc Chip Craft (101816), Garden Green Craft(101841)
Paper: Brocade Blue (101166), Kraft (102125), Soft Suede (115318), Very Vanilla (101650)
Accessories: Daubers (102892), Clear Embossing Powder(109130), Heat Tool (100005)


Patti said...

Daubers and craft inks on the image! I love it! Beautiful card, too!

Kylie said...

Wow. I have just discovered your site and I love it. Well done. My fav set at the moment is the Friends 24-7 and I love what you've done with it. The tearing and the colour combo is just great. I hope I can get more of a chance to play with it. Keep creating, Kylie.

Tiffany said...

I debated buying this set and your creation today sold me. I love the vintage look and you captured that so well on this one. It's breathtaking!

Anonymous said...

This is a beautiful card! I just love your work and your blog! I have learned so much from you! ( Like cleaning the daubers!) Thanks for all your work and for sharing your masterpieces with us! It's gorgeous!!

Gina Shaw said...

Your card is absolutely stunning! I love the techniques you shared in creating it! You are a master at stamping!

Melissa said...

Dang! I need that set now!

Absolutely beautiful colors together!

Carla Bazhenow said...

Gorgeous. Love the color combo.

Kris Kilcoyne said...

Now, this is what I'd call a "Kim card".

So pretty!

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful job! I just got this set and love it! A perfect "kreation" as always!

Caryl P said...

Love the torn and inked edges, it is just a beautiful card!

Denise said...

I adore this stamp set -- it perfectly lends itself to a vintage vibe. Your card is beautiful!!

Lynn said...

Very pretty card! I've been eyeing this stamp set too! Thanks for the inspiration!