Just in time for Father’s Day, I’m here to share with you this great card I created using IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko inks, along with Dreamweaver Stencils in honor of the Blog Hop this week. Of course this masculine themed card can be created for birthdays, retirements or almost any occasion for HIM.
Begin by taping the “Steampunk Clock” stencil in place – I personally like to use painter’s tape because it always seems to be around and why waste your Washi Tape? Use a Sponge Dauber to ink through the stencil with Memento Luxe Tuxedo Black. Remove the stencil and apply black embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.
With InkBlushers, begin to add Brilliance inks (Pearlescent Olive, Pearlescent Chocolate, Mediterranean Blue) onto the cardstock. Once you have found the color you like, simply wipe the excess ink off of the black embossed areas with a damp paper towel.
Replace the stencil and secure in place. Using InkBlushers, lightly highlight the black embossed areas with StazOn Metallics in Copper and Gold. This will add depth to the stenciled pattern.
Trim to size and mount onto a piece of brown cardstock that has been colored with Brilliance Pearlescent Chocolate. With dimensional dots, mount this onto the navy card base cut to 5˝x7˝. Add found objects to embellish the card with metal gears and clock hands. I used a ruler piece that I tied a small bow around, and then added “DAD” with die cut letters to finish the card.
IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko Memento Luxe Tuxedo Black; Brilliance in Pearlescent Olive, Pearlescent Chocolate, Mediterranean Blue; StazOn Metallic Gold, Metallic Copper; Black Embossing Powder; InkBlushers; Sponge Daubers; Craft Mat
DreamWeaver Stencils “Steampunk Clock” LX7018
Spellbinders Uppercase Alphabet, Grand Calibur Machine
May Arts ribbon
Miscellaneous metallic cardstock (StarDream), brown cardstock, navy cardstock, heat tool, painter’s tape, found objects, dimensional dots
This week IMAGINE Crafts and Dreamweaver Stencils are featuring a Blog Hop showcasing our fabulous products and providing some inspiration for you to get creative! Be sure to leave your comments on each artist’s post that you visit for your chance to win a fabulous prize that includes IMAGINE Crafts and Dreamweaver products. Contest closes at 11:59pm PST on Sunday, June15th. For full details and to take a look at the prizes, visit the IMAGINE Crafts Blog.
Here are the posts from the Artists In Residence for today:
And presenting the posts from the Dreamweaver Design Team for today:
***Blog Hop Hint – if you click on a link that takes you to a page saying something like “Sorry this page cannot be found” just click on the header at the top of the blog (usually a picture or the blog’s name) and it will take you to that blog’s most recent post. That post *should* be our hop. If not, you can probably scroll down a short way to find the hop post.