Tuesday 14 June 2016

Rock Out

Good Morning all.
My doesn't time fly were are almost halfway through the year already!
Well the British summer weather has reverted to type, wet and grey!
Still the raised beds certainly appreciate these heavy downpours, even if the dog and I don't!
Anyway rain means more time to craft and it just so happens that there is a new challenge over at Cardz4Guyz.
This week our theme is


Here is my card for your inspiration.

I had a lot of fun playing with this one layer card. The other day I came across a technique shared by Jennifer McGuire (here). It allows you to create a white hi light behind a solid stamp. She used a greeting but I decided that this Visible Image stamp would work just as well.
To get this effect, you stamp the image in black then stamp to one side with Versamark just off register then again over the black image then heat emboss in clear EP. 
Then it was time to get inky and make the background.
The stencil for this card is one from STAMPlorations, Retro Circles and I chose to use a couple of blue DIs, Blueprint Sketch and Salty Ocean. First I covered the whole card with Salty Ocean then overlaid the stencil and inked again and repeated with Blueprint Sketch towards the edges, it gives a halo effect restricting the darker colour to the edges. A quick polish with a bit of tissue over the central image and a couple of sentiments stamped in black and the card was finished.
OK, for more inspiration please check out the rest of the DT and then why not join in this week?

I'd like to join in over at.



Take It, Make It Challenge
Let's Get Inky


  1. Fantastic masculine card, I love the white shadow effect, it looks amazing with this image, Cathy x

  2. This is fantastic, what a great effect xx

  3. This is a brilliant card Julie. The background is amazing and I love the shadow you have created behind the main stamp.
    Crafty hugs

  4. Now that is one cool card! You ROCK, Julie!

  5. Fabulous card... Love the background...
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  6. Great effect. Fab colour choice too.

  7. Thanks for joining us at MAWTT. We had similar thinking. I like your rock star! Zx

  8. Fabulous background and great shadow stamping terrific card

    Hugs Babs x

  9. Great use of Jennifer's technique & wonderful card!

  10. Great card! I saw that technique, too and thought it was great! You 'rocked' it!!

  11. This looks so cool! Thanks for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

  12. Fab card, Julie! Love the drop shadow. Thanks for playing along at Craft Stamper :)

  13. Such an awesome card! Thanks for joining us at Little Tangles!

  14. super cool card and great technique!
    Thanks so much for playing along with the OLS this month!


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