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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Path to a Friend

Wow! Two posts in two days - you can bet I'm not getting as much work done as I should!! Thank goodness I'm my own boss or I might get fired for stamping on the job LOL

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Card measures 5" x 6 1/2"

I thought this word stamp was just a perfect fit for this image! All the rubber is from

I Brake For Stamps The teepee (comes in two sizes - this is the larger one) and blanket pattern are single images, and the phrase is on a half sheet of other cool sentiments, etc. #IBFS-IB06

The technique on the main image panel is one I submitted to Pat and she put it in the current Technique Junkies 04/08 newsletter - woohoo! It's called Aged Tiles, and it's super easy. I used Distress Aged Paper to age all the edges. I stamped the teepee in Staz-On Timber Brown and used a blender pen to color it in with Distress Frayed Burlap.


When coloring with a blender pen, close your inkpad, gently press the lid to the pad, open container, and use the ink pooled in the lid to dip blender tip or water brush in.

I partially inked the blanket pattern large bkgd stamp by swiping a Distress Vintage Photo pad over it randomly. I stamped this on one side of the main panel, and also made a card front the same way. I used the same ink to stamp the sentiment, color in more of the image, and edge the cardfront. I then layered the main panel to a coordinating rusty brown panel.

The piece between the main image and cardfront is a taupe panel I brushed with Distress Frayed Burlap Crackle Paint. I left it a little streaky for more visual texture (you may have to click the photo above to see this). I was quite pleased that it curled up initially when wet and then dryed pretty flat without almost no warping. I used a scissor to notch out the edges, and then used aged copper brads in the corners.

Thanks for stopping by!!


Manna said...

This is so beautiful! Love the edges of your mat, the colour combo and the sentiment. Love it!

Shelly said...

Awesome card, I love the main image.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Really turned out beautiful GF!

Susan said...

I just found your blog and I love it! Your cards are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing them.

leenda said...

Gorgeous! I'm glad you gave yourself permission to take a few moments for yourself....and us!

Ret said...

Nancy, you have a special touch to all your art work! This is really beautiful. Looks so realistic, too. Love it!

The Cute & Adorable, Yet Ever So Humble, mE said...

I LOVE this card!!! *sigh* Gonna have to try my hand at a card like this :)

Inky Smiles!

chriserendipity said...

Nancy, I absolutely love this card--I think it would marvelous framed in a den! You have great talent!