Firstly, I have to say that I have thoroughly enjoyed reading what has inspired other CASology designers’ ‘stripes’ this week. I love context behind cards. I always end up seeing the card in an entirely different way!
In saying that, however, I can’t offer much context to this week’s card, other than Father’s Day is fast approaching in Australia, and I decided to use this week’s cue word to get ahead. Having a sick household at present, it is virtually impossible to get a head start on anything…! I digress!
My first thought was literal – one stripe! (sorry Melissa, I had to do it! 😉 )
So here ’tis!
I just love this Island Indigo colour, so decided to ‘paint’ a stripe with it, using my favourite masking and sponge-inking technique. (I know, I know, get a new gig! I have systematically masked/sponge-inked/hand-cut my own stencil for the past four entries, but we all have our favourite techniques, don’t we??) Prior to sponging, I stamped the sentiment in Versamark and heat-embossed in white.
I broke with tradition this week and actually used motifs and sentiment from the same stamp set! And to add to this breakthrough, everything used on this card is current! Not a vintage/retired stamp in sight. Hold onto your hats folks!
I wanted just a spot of red this week, so the handle of the paintbrush got it, along with some gloss, to give it that ‘enamel paint’ look. Not sure if you can see it, but it adds dimension. Got the silver pigment ink out for the rustic bucket. I love how pigment ink can give you gradients of colour, adding depth without even trying. Love it!
Thanks for visiting!
Cardstock: Whisper White; Smoky Slate (SU); Versa-Mark
Ink: Island Indigo; Real Red (SU); Silver (ColorBox)
Stamp set: Hey Mr (Waffle Flower)
Accessories: White Embossing Powder; Crystal Effects; Heat tool (SU)