11 Oct 2018

Street Boy

Hello lovelies!

Today I have a bit of autumnal colour inspiration for you, on a contemporary card made with some fantastic stamps from the new release by Visible Image.

I absolutely LOVE these Street Dance Boys; they are such a useful set for those hard-to-make masculine cards, and for those difficult-to-please teenage boys too. This is fast becoming one of my favourite sets (along with the Hip Hop Girls) because they 'just work', no matter what treatment you give them. They look fabulous against an inky background yet they really don't need much added to the card either, so they are perfect for a CAS look too.

Anyway, the theme for the monthly challenge in the Visible Image customer facebook group (link at the bottom of this post) is AUTUMN COLOURS. So I thought I'd just take the colours and use them with the smaller stamps in the girls and boys sets to give a bit of inspiration to anyone that enters the monthly challenge. Hope you like this one.

How to make the card:

Take two strips of card measuring 8" x 1.25" and make a random pattern with the small stamps from both the Hip Hop Girls and Street Dance Boys stamp sets, using all the distress ink colours except for the iced spruce. These Strips will form the outer borders of the card.

Cut a strip of white card to fit the middle (8" x 5.5"). Lightly blend some iced spruce into the centre, then make a more open pattern with the stamps that you used on the borders over the top. Stamp the bubbles from the Set The Tone stamp set in second generation iced spruce distress ink. Let this panel dry.

Once dried, treat it with an anti-static pad and heat emboss the boy image in black embossing powder.  On a spare scrap of card, heat emboss the word 'street' in black powder too.

TIP: if you heat from below you will achieve a smoother finish on the embossing.

Take a black marker pen and run it around the outside of the 'street' sentiment, and also along one edge of each of the border panels.

Attach all panels to an 8 inch square card blank and pop the sentiment up onto 3d foam.

I also decorated the inside of this card:

Stamps Used:

(please click on the picture to be taken direct to the stamp set in the online store):

 https://visibleimage.com/product/street-dance-boys/        https://visibleimage.com/product/hip-hop-girls/ 


Other Supplies:

Versamark clear ink, Heat It Up black embossing powder, Distress Inks (mustard seed, carved pumpkin, festive berries, seedless preserves), black Promarker, 3d foam, white card.
(For the inside: Memento tuxedo black and London fog ink)

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Addicted To Stamps #167 - Autumn Colours
Cardz 4 Guyz #205 - Triangles (I have triangles stamped in the borders)
Craft Stamper TIMI October - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart #223 - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers #153 - Anything Goes
Do Al(l) Creative #22 (October) - Create your own background (Background and borders are hand stamped)
Love To Craft #27 (October) - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door 9/10/18 - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown #413 - Anything Goes

Visible Image social media and other links (just click on the words in capital letters):

SHOP where the fantastic stamps are sold
BLOG with all the latest news and posts
FACEBOOK PAGE with info, inspiration and weekly giveaways
FACEBOOK GROUP come share your work with us and enter the monthly 'show and tell' challenges

I'll be back on Saturday. Thanks for stopping by and I really hope to see you again soon.

Sharon xx


Kathyk said...

This is so fab, I saw it on social media earlier so I had to stop by and comment - thanks for sharing it with us over at the Love To Craft Challenge Blog too


EmmaT said...

What a brilliant fun design, ideal for a boy of any age. Thank you for joining us at Cardz4guyz. Emma

Dawn Phillips said...

I love this card. It's awesome. Thanks for joining us at Cardz4guyz. Love Dawn x

Helen said...

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.
Made by Helen{My Blog}
Through The Craft Room Door

Tammy L said...

This is so cool! I love the abstract shapes on this! Thanks for playing in my challenge at Cardz4Guyz this week!
Tammy DT

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous stamps and brilliant background stamps too definitely give motion the the figure
Carol x

Kim said...

This is a great card. Love the shapes. Thanks for joining the challenge at Love to Craft Challenge Blog.