Sunday, March 14, 2010

Gettin' Dirty Again....

 I had some scraps left over from my Dad's birthday card, so I decided to use them up... and why not get dirty while that stuff was out .. right?  I can see why people like this style... it's fun, and there is a feeling of freedom once you get past the aspect of getting all inky AND that it isn't going to be perfect, but messy is what you are aiming for!  I am a straight, clean kinda girl when it comes to stamping, but I think this is growing on me!   

I used three stamp sets, Dandy Days, The Journey, and Love Notes.  Click on the names to see the sets.  I used the Ranger Distress inks Peeled Paint, Antique Linen, Walnut Stain, and Fired BrickAll I did was smear a bit of each on my craft mat, then smear the paper around in the ink to sop it all up.  Then, I took some Antique Linen ink and grabbed it off the mat with my Ranger Sponge Tool to fill in spots (using a circular motion), then did the same thing with the darker Walnut stain around the edges. I stamped the word background from the Love Notes set using the Antique Linen, then stamped the rest in Soot Black.  I added some Sugar Crafty Sparkles with my Quickie Glue Pen, and a Kaiser Rhinestone to each center.  The sentiment is done the same way, then cut out with a Nestie.  I added 7 Gypsy brads to the inside of that stamp circle and raised the entire piece up with foam dots.

I hope you are having a great weekend!  Thanks for stopping by!

7 comments:

Broni said...

Holy cow, Cami! This is absolutely gorgeous!! Just how inky were you and your fingers when you finished??

Cambria said...

Not too bad Broni... not near as bad as what they were at CHA... remember? Oh, that was FUN!!!

Taylor said...

Well this is just gorgeous - I love it! It's fun to get all inky. I really like this look!

JAN said...

super gorgeous card...i love your work very beautiful indeed

Tammie E said...

Hmmm...I might have to give this a try. Georgeous card, Cami!

sanjeet said...

I love it! It's fun to get all inky. I really like this look!
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Libby Hickson said...

Wowsa - love this so much Cami!!