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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.

*tip*

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!!



8 comments:

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!
Ret

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!
Erin

chriserendipity said...

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