the most tools wins. My husband would probably agree. Did you notice it doesn’t say that he who knows how to use the most tools wins. I had a chance to play along with Laura’s sketch from 2 Sketches 4 You and I thought I’d make a masculine card. I don’t make many of those. I started by searching Google images for the best colors for the tools. Most of the tape measures were yellow and I found a hammer that had a black and red handle and a screwdriver with a red handle as well. I pulled out Riding Hood Red and Going gray to color my images and then was stumped as to what colors to use with them. I thought Baja Breeze and Night of Navy would go well and they did.
I went by the rule, when in doubt use as many layers as possible. LOL! I certainly used a lot of layers on this card, at least 8 from a quick count. To make the main image I stamped the hammer in the center, masked off the handle and then stamped the wrench and screwdriver off to the sides. I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to make sure things would line up the way I wanted them too. I then stamped the ruler on a scrap piece of card stock and cut it out and attached it with dimensionals. I did not separate the sentiments from the images on this set. There is enough room between them to ink each part separately if you want to do so. The sentiment was inked with markers and each part was lined up with the Stamp-a-ma-jig so that it would fit in the small oval punch.
I really love this card. It is so different from my normal style, but it was fun to make. We got to spend more time outside yesterday! The boys and I practiced basketball, walked around the block, rode bikes up and down the driveway. We’ve been cooped up for so long it’s nice to be above freezing and not have tons of snow on the ground. Hopefully I’ll get time to stamp again today.
|All supplies are Stampin’ Up! and can be purchased on my Demonstrator Website.
Stamps: Totally Tool
|Paper:Night of Navy, Riding Hood Red, Going Gray, Baja Breeze, Whisper White|
|Ink: Basic Gray, Going Gray, Riding Hood Red, Summer Sun|
|Accessories:AquaPainter, dimensionals, large and small oval punches, vintage brads, riding hood red striped ribbon|