May 17, 2011

Not So Macho Masculine Blog Hop

Hi Stampers and welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle blog hop, you should have come to my blog from Julie Warner ...I'm so excited about this hop because it features the men in our life, and if you are like me you sometimes struggle with how to make those cards, so hopefully you got a lot of inspiration to get creating those masculine cards!
For mine I chose to use Victory, one of our four motorcycle images.  I used Japanese Lacquer Embossing Powder, which is my pick that has been added to the Grand Prize package!!
This is a tri fold card and opens both ways.  The red base layer is cut to 4 1/2 x 9 and scored at 3 1/2 and opens to the right and the black smaller card is 3 1/2 x 9 3/4 and scored at 4 1/4 and opens to the left.  The image panel is a new technique I've been playing with, I started by inking the Cuttlebug embossing folder Diamond Plate with Versamark on the inside cover, then lay the cardstock inside and run it through the machine.  When you take it out cover the cardstock side with the Versamark with the Japanese Lacquer embossing powder and heat, then with orange and yellow dye inks and a dauber rub the white cardstock to color it.  Then I cut it down to 3 x 4 (I actually got 2 pieces of this so I can make another card!)  For the main image panel I stamped the motorcycle with Versamark and embossed with Japanese Laquer and used the Sand image for pebbles on the ground with a light grey ink, then I cut it out with Spellbinders Labels 2 die and sponged the edges with a gray before I took off the dye.  I used a marker to color the flame on the bike.  The sentiment is also embossed and adhered with dimensional tape.
The map background was printed on the computer.
For the inside I embossed the sentiment from the Motorcycles stamp set again and used the Tire Tread in black ink.  Hope you have found some inspiration in all these cards....you are at the end of the designers for the blog hop so after you leave a comment here hop back to the beginning at the Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog and leave one last comment and let us know what you liked.....GOOD LUCK!!
Happy Stamping,
Jill

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