Tuesday, 9 November 2021



Hello and Welcome
Today's card is one I made for a special friend; a young boy that loves lots of action.  
I thought that this fun image fit the bill.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I wanted to make a collage style background for my card.  I pulled out a variety of stamps and 3 ink colours (Blueprint Sketch, Salty Ocean and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide inks)
  • I just randomly stamped the various stamps all over my piece of white cardstock, filling in all the areas as I went along.  
  • When I was happy with the stamping, I placed the piece into my Misti and stamped the biker with some Versafine black ink.  I stamped it a few times to be sure to get a deep, dark impression.
  • To help make the biker stand out a bit more from the background, I diluted some Salty Ocean Distress ink with water, then watercoloured in the biker.  By filling in the open areas, it helped to make him more visible.
  • I stamped the sentiment along the bottom, glued the panel onto a piece of purple cardstock and then onto a heavy white card base.

Thanks so very much for coming by and taking a look.
I so appreciate you taking the time.

Use Your Stuff- TIC TAC TOE
(I used the left hand side vertical row)
Crafty Calendar- ANYTHING GOES

Stamps- Off Road (Raisin Boat); Graffiti (Kaisercraft); Happy Birthday (Studio G);
Background Elements (WPlus9..it may be discontinued as I can't find it on the website)
Inks- Distress Oxide inks; Versafine Clair
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia); paint brush


Pat said...

What a fantastic masculine image and I love the way you created the background Karen, and the colours are great. x

Christine Alexander said...

such a cool card, I'm sure he'll love it

cuilliesocks said...

A fabulous card Karen, the image is brilliant and I love your background stamping, Kate x

Linby said...

It's a brilliant action card and the colours you chose to use work so well. Thanks so much for joining us at Allsorts challenge this week.

SarahR said...

Hello Karen, that card is just stunning! Absolute genius - love background you've made and the image is perfect for style and I'm guessing the recipient.

Thanks for joining in with us this time at Crafty Calendar, hope to see you again.

Sarah R
Crafty Calendar DT

Mac Mable said...

Great stamping and what a marvellous masculine card Karen x.

Cindy Groh said...

Great guy card.

debbie said...

Love this card. so very creative