I needed a masculine birthday card and decided to try Laurie's technique of adding 3 colors of ink directly to an acrylic block, spritzing with water, and then pressing into your cardstock. I had a "happy accident" while doing this technique that thrilled me! My one large acrylic block had some goo on one side, so I applied my 3 colors (Blueberry Sky, Spring Rain, & Classic Kraft) to the side of the block that had grid lines on it for help in lining your stamps up. And this is what happened:
Doesn't that look so cool with the grid lines on my cardstock?!! I love it! I never realized the grid lines were actually etched into the acrylic block, so the ink never got into those crevices and left the lines to show up.
The stamp set Hands Of Time has been around for quite awhile now, but I just ordered it a couple months ago and had not used it yet. I ordered it specifically for masculine cards and so this seemed like a perfect time to use it!
I stamped my sentiment first, and then splattered a bit of black ink onto the card front. Next I die cut the clock face from kraft cardstock and then did a little embossing with copper embossing powder. I stamped 2 smaller clock faces in black to even out the balance of the card. I mounted the top layer to a kraft card base and then added a piece of black bakers twine to finish off the card.
Check out Laurie's great video and 3 BEAUTIFUL cards (I especially LOVED her butterfly card and would have liked nothing better than to completely CASE it, but I controlled myself!) right HERE and then play along!
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