Hello! I can't believe the last time I posted was Monday! Where has the week gone. It's been a crazy one, I'll tell you that!
Today I have a birthday card to share with you. It was totaly inspired by Jan Tink's blog post yesterday. I used the same stamps, colors and some of the layout, but as started I kind of went off on my own little direction. But, it is a very similar card to hers!
Supplies: Extreme Elements, Extreme Skateboard, Sanded & A Little Birthday Cheer stamp sets; Not Quite Navy, Old Olive, Ruby Red & Sahara Sand Classic ink; Not Quite Navy Craft ink; Not Quite Navy, Ruby Red, Old Olive & Sahara Sand cardstock; Star Designer Brads; Stampin' Sponges; Stampin' Dimensionals
I made this card for one of my boy's friends who had a birthday party this afternoon. My boys loved it and were so excited to give it to their friend. Here's a closer look at the main image.
In this picture you can see some of the fun stuff I did with ink! I sponged the edges of the main image with Not Quite Navy and the other layers all have Direct-to-Paper with my ink pad. I just rubbed the edge of the ink pad against the cardstock. There's something about the way that looks that makes my heart beat a little faster!
You're probably wondering about that brad. You're probably thinking "they ARE NOT pictured like that in the catalogue", or "did I miss something...are they colored now", or maybe you're wondering how I did that to my brad. Well, here's a closer look, and then I'll tell you what I did!
Are you ready? It's very technical...all I did was smoosh it in my Not Quite Navy Craft ink pad. Had to be craft ink or it won't work. After I smooshed it, I gently rubed the excess ink off on a paper towel and the ink in the recessed parts of the brad stays. I love how this one came out a little rustic or beat up a bit. I wasn't going for that look, but I'm thrilled with the way it turned out!
Here's one more view of the dimension, and a little peek at the inside!
For the inside, I used a scrap of Sahara Sand and stamped the skateboarded in Not Quite Navy (stamped off twice) and the dot image from Extreme Elements with Sahara Sand ink.
All in all, I love the way this card turned out. Thanks Jan for the inspiration!
Have an inspired day!