Tuesday 10 December 2013

it's birthday time !!

stamps: sense of time, for my family from stampin up!
inks: archival ink (sepia), tim holtz distress (brushed corduroy &walnut stain)
I made this simple 5x5 card in just one layer. to get the triangle shape, I tore post it notes along the sticky edge and placed them on the card. this became the mask to protect from the distress ink. I stamped over the brown with a darker tone to add the cogs. I then removed the post its and stamped the dad with the archival ink. that's it !!

stamps: sense of time, for my family& wacky wishes from stampin up!, hunky-dory forever stamps time of your life
inks: archival ink( sepia & coffee), tim holtz distress ink pads ( antique linen, brushed corduroy & walnut stain)
cardstock: craftwork cards digi cardstock, kraft cardstock & 4x6 card blank

I used another sketch for this card that was a bit more complicated. to start, I inked the edge of the matt and stamped it with the cogs. I inked the edges of a smaller piece of card and stamped that with the clock image and 'husband'. I then hand cut the tag shape from kraft card and layered the small card onto it, to create a removable tag to be used as a page marker. I slotted this over the large stamped card. this was stuck down to a kraft card leaving the top edge loose to be able to slide the tag off. I created a matching insert for the card using some of the cogs and the happy birthday sentiment.
card with tag (reverse)


I think these two cards show how you can take the same stamps and create two completely different cards, one clean and simple and another with a layered vintage feel.


  1. Really lovely CAS card. Thanks for playing along with us in the CAS(E) this sketch! challenge and hope to see you again.

  2. Great cards! Those gears are so great and perfect for masculine cards!