Thursday, April 7, 2016

A Masculine Card...

Hi! I am a great fan of Tim Holtz. I love his distress inks. And I adore his stamp designs, especially the Blueprint series. Here is one of the cards I created with the Blueprint Assortment stamp set.

I started with a piece of watercolor paper. I stamped the image with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Wow Metallic Embossing powder. I used a flat brush and plenty of water to give a light wash of color using three shades of blue distress inks, Faded Jeans by Ranger and the other two by Artistry. I also splattered some ink and added some water droplets for added texture. Here is a close up of the image.

The tough part was adding the sentiment. I tried various combinations without success. Then I hit upon the idea of using repeat stamping. And thanks to the Stampaholic, I got the sentiment from Altenew's Persian Motifs set aligned and stamped perfectly. I used Ranger's clear powder for heat embossing and then covered the strip with Tsukineko's Copper Delicata ink to match the heat embossed party hat. Here is a closer look:

The little heart stamp is from Bo Bunny's Stitches stamp set. 

I hope you liked this card. I would love to hear from you.

Entering this card in the following challenges:

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Happy Birthday

The Card Concept 52
The elements that really caught my eye were the hats and the rather monochromatic color scheme. So I concentrated only on them.

Mod Squad Challenge: Show Us Your Background

Simon Says Monday Challenge: Try to Resist
I used heat embossing and also used Ranger distress inks



  1. Such a cool card. Love the inspiration you took for your party hat card. Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept!

  2. What a fun and colorful card. Watercoloring always makes things pretty. I'm your neighbor at the Card Concept! Hugs.

  3. I love your card, that is a very cool stamp set and your watercolor is perfect!

  4. WOnderful card ..I love blueprint sketch stamps too Nandini :)

  5. Amazing wash and wow you did a fabulous job with repeat stamping the sentiment. Thanks for joining us at the card concept

  6. I love making a background with water colors. You never get the same thing twice. Love your blues and this masculine card. Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Mod Squad Challenge. Good luck, and hope to see you again.
    Barbara, Mod Squad Challenge Host.

  7. This card is so lovely! I really like the way you blended all of those gorgeous shades of blue and purple to create such a stunning background. The whole thing came together perfectly and I'm so glad you shared your talents with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!