Mar 28 2009

Totally Tools

This is a card I made for one of my swap groups.  Since everyone just received their cards back, I’d say it is safe to post now!  Sorry that the picture is so wonky…I forgot to take a picture before I sent it and didn’t even make an extra for my collection!  I was in a rush to get them in the mail before I left for Kansas City last week!  The swap hostess was kind enough to scan it for me.

I wanted to give the impression of wood in the background, so I used the Texturz Plate Kit #4 with Close to Cocoa cardstock and ran it through my Big Shot.  Then I used my White Craft Pad and ran it across the ridges to add highlights.  I think it is pretty realistic looking!

I also used the Juntos Designer Paper only available in the Spanish catalog!  I love that it has some earthy colors in it…Always Artichoke, More Mustard, Really Rust…more manly colors!  The base of the card is Always Artichoke with a layer of the textured Close to Cocoa paper I made.  Then I added the designer paper to the left side and hid the seam with 5/8 Chocolate Chip ribbon. 

The hammer (from Totally Tools stamp set) and words were inked with Versamark and then Chocolate Chip, stamped on Naturals Ivory cardstock and embossed with Clear Embossing Powder.  I then used the Ink Wash technique to color in the hammer…I like how it is softer than coloring in directly with my markers.  I sponged the edges with Chocolate Chip for definition, then layered it on an extra wide piece of Mellow Moss and Chocolate Chip.  That gave me room to add the three Antique Brass mini brads on the right side (like nails…get it?)  lol!

Totally Tools and Juntos Designer Paper are featured in my March Card Kit!  I’ll start making up kits on Monday…I’ll extend the sign up until then…so get your order in!

Set:  Totally Tools
C/S:  Close to Cocoa, Naturals Ivory, Chocolate Chip, Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, Juntos DSP
Inks:  Chocolate Chip, 
Versamark, White Craft ink
Markers:  Close to Cocoa, Going Gray, Real Red
Other:  Clear EP, Antique Brass mini brads, 5/8 Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon, Texturz Kit #4

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