Sunday, 16 August 2020

Fun Ride



Hello and Welcome.
I figured by now you were getting tired of all the Christmas cards I've been posting, so I decided to switch it up and make a collage birthday card.
I love just pulling stamps out and putting them all together to see what I can come up with.  By keeping them in the same colour, I find it helps to make them all work together.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began with a piece of heavy white cardstock.  I chose my main focal image first which I knew I wanted to be the boy on the bike and set that aside.
  • Using some Faded Jeans Distress Archival ink, I began to stamp and add different elements to the white card panel.  The far left is a Distress Dots wheel (super old one) from Stampin Up.  It's the kind you put on a handle, ink and then roll over your paper.  Haven't used it in years but found it again as I cleaned up.
  • I continued to add stamping to the panel using my Misti.
  • I stamped the boy on the bike over the inked background and clear heat embossed it to deepen the colour a bit and help it stand out. I stamped the sentiment the same way.
  • I mounted the finished panel onto a heavy white card base.


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Just Add Ink- JUST ADD 'T' (tricks)
Allsorts- SUMMER FUN
The Male Room- BIRTHDAY



Supplies
Stamps- Bike Boy (Flonz); Sketchy Chevron Border (Impression Obsession); 
Birthday (Stamping Bellas); Graffiti (Kaisercraft); Grunge Dots Wheel(SU)
Inks- Faded Jeans Distress Archival
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia); clear eb powder, heat tool

24 comments:

cuilliesocks said...

Amazing background and a fabulous image, super design and colours, Kate x x

Annie said...

I’m a sucker for bicycle art. But even if I weren’t, I’d be lovin’ what you did with this card. I love the idea of lots of stamps making your own collage design. Then only embossing your main image. You are SO creative and inspire me so much.

Claire (Mrs H) said...

Love the colours. Looks great
Claire Mrs H's Crafty Corner

Pat said...

This is a great card for a young male and love the mix of stamps in the background together with that wonderful focal image and so cohesive in the blue Karen. x

Christine Alexander said...

awesome Masculine card Karen, I love the layered stamping :)

Bunny said...

I never get tired of Christmas cards. This is a great birthday card, too. [Bunny]

Cathy said...

You are a master at these collage cards Karen! This ine is fabulous, looks amazing all in blue, Cathy x

brenda said...

What a super background for the fab image, many thanks for joining in with our 'Summer Fun' theme at Allsorts challenge.

B x

kiwimeskreations said...

A stunning monochrome card Karen - love all the stamping in the background - it makes for such an interesting card
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

I'm here with both hats on today, you know how I love your work and I was so thrilled to see you had entered our challenge Karen with this amazing card, I love the background to the motorcyclist. So with both my hats on I'll say - Thank you so much for joining us in our Birthday challenge at The Male Room this week.I hope you will join us in our next challenge.
Faith DT

Vicky Hayes said...

Just amazing Karen! Love all the detail in your collage and the way you've kept it monochrome. Vicky x

Mac Mable said...

Wonderful monochromatic tones and great collage stamping and what a fabulous masculine card Karen x.

I Card Everyone said...

Nobody does this collage work like you, Karen! Maybe using all one color makes my eyes like it more? Super cool guy card!
=]

nancy littrell said...

Wow!!! Thank you, Karen for sharing all your stamping steps for your boy birthday collage card. Love the monochromatic and white color combo and how you heat embossed with clear eb powder, the boy and sentiment. Really awesome guy card, my friend. TFS Hugs...

Verna Angerhofer said...

Another fantastic card design. Your work is always so well done.

Kathleen said...

Great colour, image and background. Thank you for joining our 'Summer Fun' challenge at Allsorts.

Kath x

Bonnie said...

An awesome card for a teen! When my grandson was a teen, he loved to do trick riding on his bicycle! Thanks for the memory!

JenniferE said...

Fantastic card! Wish I would have seen this last week...I could have lifted it for my sons birthday! Great layers of stamping.

Linby said...

this is so eye catching and love the mono look too. Thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.

Lady Joyful said...

Fantastic! Great monochromatic design. Thank you for joining us at The Male Room - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DT

Chantell Randall said...

A really fun collage card - great idea to use the same colour for all stamps. Chantell Just Add Ink

Kelly Kent said...

This great Karen. Those teen boy cards can be so hard to make, but you've really nailed it! Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink! Kelly x

Loll said...

Very cool card Karen! LOVE the motorcyclist focal image and all the amazing stamps you've used with it. Awesome collage card. xx

Sari / Granne said...

Absolutely love your biker card, love the monochrome look and the feeling of movement. Thank you for joining us on our 7th birthday Birthday challenge at The Male Room.