Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Mono Print, die cuts and stamping.


This card started with a mono-print I made off a stencil some time ago using Tea Dye and Walnut Stain Distress Inks.  I sprayed it with gold Perfect Pearls, but it blotched on the lower part of the card, so I trimmed it back to the print.

I laid it on the Kraft card, and then decided to stamp some random compass images on the lower part of the card base in versamark and dusted gold perfect pearls over them to give a subtle background.

To add a wee bit more interest I fossicked through my supplies and found these wonderful shiny die cut cogs that were a RAK from MariLynn at Mississippi McGyver,  cut them, and placed them around the panel and under the sentiment banner. 

I had no dark brown card to make the sentiment banner, so sponged some Walnut Stain DI on white, let it dry (assisted with the heat gun) and then white embossed the wording.

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Two die cuts, two stamps, two colours on the monoprint.

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  1. You sure show how much fun you have making your creations Maxine, this is

  2. I love all the cool angles on this card. You've managed to take fairly clean, graphic lines and grunge them up a bit (which you know I'm a total fan of!)

  3. Great card Maxine!! Love the craft!
    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

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  4. A fantastic design with the monoprinted part! Great !

  5. What great techniques that work so well with the Kraft card. Loving the angled layout x

  6. hello Maxine! an adorable card, luv the design! I am giving away a simon says stamp gift certificate, stop by my blog and comment for your chance at winning!

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  7. Gorgeous card! lovely colors! I love it!
    xoxo Olga

  8. Oh! For the longest time I thought these photos were just small parts of your overall card. That first photo is what threw me for a loop. LOL. I like it even if it confused me. I'm impressed with how you got the dark brown piece. If I tried that it would be a hot mess for sure.

  9. Fab project, thanks for sharing with us at Creative Moments, good luck.
    Angie DT

  10. Another great male card for which I am always on the lookout for inspiration. I have been reminded on multiple occasions that I need to make more male cards.
    I like the way you cut the little die cuts and the way you coloured the sentiment banner with walnut stain.

    Happy crafting,


  11. You can make great masculine cards Maxine! I guess I struggle a lot with pulled off this so the gears! :)
    Suchi xx

  12. Oh wow Maxine, I love this one! I am loving the angles on this card. The straight lines create a wonderful contrast against the round gears in the background! Fantastic! hugs :)

  13. Gorgeous! Thanks for joining at Lemon Shortbread: Anything Goes

  14. I though they were small pics of your card and had to go back for another look-but great result love the different layout and all the cogs-BUT just love that word fossicked lol----Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations
    Carol DT x

  15. This is great, Maxine! I love the stencilled part in particular and I bet the Perfect Pearls effect looks even better in real life. Excellent masculine card!


  16. What a wonderful monoprint, Maxine! I love how you've stamped the clocks on the background and the cogs add wonderful texture! A great masculine card!

  17. Love how you talked us through the making of this delightful card. Well done - and so many challenges!
    Hugs & Thanks for the visit to mine - Neet 1 xx

  18. Great use of Kraft card thans for playing along with us at
    Jacki ♥
    (Digi Choosday DT)

  19. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Love to Scrap, good luck!!! Amy DT

  20. Beautiful card, I love those gears.

  21. Great card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs. I hope to see you again on the next challenge! Good luck!!! Patricia

  22. Another technique you have nailed that I cannot do (SteamPunk or whatever they call it), your card turned out great. I love the gears and how the ink looks. Great job.

  23. Awesome card! I love the neutral colors and technique you used. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion. We would love to see you again!
    ~ Bonnie DT

  24. Lovely make. Thanks for joining us in our week 31 Anything Goes challenge at Digi Choosday
    Anjie (DT)

  25. That's a nice 'mechanical' feeling card, Maxine. I like how you've kind of aged/rusted parts of the design.

  26. Love the natural feel on this project...The use of Kraft and inking is fabulous, my friend! So glad you linked up your creation with us at Word Art Wednesday. Leaving you with the inspiration of God's Word in 1 Corinthians 1:18 which says, "For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God." Be blessed!

    JO ANN


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