Friday, May 18, 2012

An Easel Card for CC2C #6


This week's Compendium of Curiosities challenge over at Linda's Studio L3 blog kind of had me stumped for a bit. Our technique is Tim Holtz' Tissue Wrap Collage from page 38 of his wonderful book. I've never done this one, but when I saw that we covered a die cut shape with Tissue Wrap, my first thought was, 'gears!' That's all it took for this card to fall into place.

I really wanted to do a card for my Dad. It seems like I never manage to get him his Father's Day gift on time and I made up my mind that this year would be different! Since I just got the Sizzix Ornamental die, I decided to  build an easel card around that shape. After technique-ing it up according to Tim's wonderful instructions, I was ready to start embellishing.

You know how you start a project with no clue how it will go, and then it all just starts coming together? That's how this card was! I think it's one of my favorite things ever. I love these guys from Artistic Outpost's Dieselpunk collection - they are perfect for a masculine card. I stamped the image on manila cardstock and then colored them with my Distress Markers.

Yes. Still in love with the Word Play die! I'm also developing an addiction to Adirondack Alcohol inks! I think it is the Snow Cap ink that changed my feelings toward it (I wasn't much of a fan until I started playing around with the white ink). My number was cut from foil-covered Grungeboard that was embossed with the Riveted Metal Texture Fade. I dabbed on a mixture of Snow Cap ink and Slate. After it dried, I dripped various colors on top and then dried them with my heat gun. I could honestly do these number/letters for hours - so fun and you get a different look ever time.

I did a bit more experimenting with my Sizzix Washer strip die. I cut thin chipboard and then painted it with black and silver Dabbers, then dripped Caramel alcohol ink on it. Love the rusty look! Behind the tissue panel, I added a panel of kraft paper that was embossed with the new Stripes Texture Fade from Sizzix. I painted it with a black Dabber and then sanded it. I will be using this Texture Fade a lot!

Finally, I added a panel that was made using the Faux Metal technique from the June/July '10 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter. I added Idea-ology Washers and Long Fasteners to hold the easel card in place.

Yet again, Linda's challenge has taught me all kinds of new stuff! Make sure you check out my buddy Linda's The Funkie Junkie Boutique - she is a fantastic artist and also this week's sponsor!

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Thanks for stopping by - have a great weekend!!

25 comments:

  1. This is just fantastic and love all the colours you have used. Love the way you have put it all together too
    x catherine

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  2. Wow Shelly, this is so great! Love the stamp of the men...love the steampunk touch, the metals...you did a great job!

    greetings and a nice weekend, Alie :-)

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  3. I am loving this one... wish I could get onto your blog more often.. this only took my dial up one hour... LOL>.. but it was worth it...
    Been a little busy today... so hopefully I can get to do this challenge tonight... Miss talking with you... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

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  4. wow this is a fabulous card Shelly. Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

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  5. Lots of fabulous here, Shelly! Gears came to my mind, but not sure what I will use! Back to this incredible easel card, which your Dad will love! Love the rusty effects you have created and these are some of my favorite colors! Perfect masculine project. I can't wait to get the Word Play die.

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  6. This is great. The details are fab.

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  7. I adore the Word Play die, can't stop using it but I have never tried this technique - the number 6 looks like it really is rusty. Love the background too and also the men stamp is fabulous. You have done an amazing card for your Dad. Anne x

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  8. You probably get tired of this comment... but I don't know what else to say ,
    your work is sooooooooooooo amazing ( not to mention, I'm a Tim-a-holic). I just get on a high looking at these creations!!

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  9. Wow, love it - all of it :)

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  10. This is absolutely stunning!!!! Love all of it and will surely follow your blog!

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  11. A great job Shelly
    Love all the details.

    Greetings Janny

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  12. My first thought was masculine...turned out perfect~

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  13. What a fabulous card Shelly. I am your newest follower and I really don't know how I missed your blog. Your work is wonderful. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xx

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  14. Fantastic. I love the image and the aged effects are amazing.

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  15. Really cool card, Shelly! I just saw on FB that you made a bracelet that is going to be featured in a magazine! Congrats!!! <3 Candy

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  16. Awesome! Love those leather guys and this is a perfect card for your dad!

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  17. What a fantastic card! I love the whole design- the striped background, the gears for the tissu wrap technique, the choice of your stamp, the riveted plate metal foot for the card! Bravo! What an inspiration!

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  18. Amazing card. I recently got the riveted metal texture fade and can't wait to use it now that see what you've done with it.

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  19. fabulous Shelly!! It is perfect for Father's Day.

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  20. How gorgeous, Shelly! I missed this the first time around... so glad they featured it today on the Sizzix blog. I love what you've done with the number, the foil tape, and the AIs. It's stunning! The whole card is fab. Love all the embossing.

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  21. Absolutely LOVE this, Shelly! Like always, you've collected the best of everything and made the total even better than the sum of its parts. Great use of the CC2 technique, and such a wonderful card for your dad!

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  22. Whola- this is fabulous!!! Loving everything about it- the images are awesome!

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