For the Boys Hop


Welcome to the Scrap'n Stamp "For the Boys Inspiration Hop".

Our hop today is all about the "Boys", with cards we hope you will find inspirational. We have participants via blogs, youTube and Instagram, so be sure to check them all out. 

There is a $50.00 Gift Certificate for one lucky person who comments on each of the posts related to the hop, so be sure to follow the list that is provided to you at the end of this post.
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Now that I have finished with the business, let us get to the fun part, and the reason for this hop, the card I made for today.
For this card I am using Tim Holtz/Sizzix 3D embossing folder called Mechanics. I love this embossing folder and had a lot of fun with it when making this card.

How about a bit of grunge, that is done with Kuretake Gansai Tambi Gem watercolours. Gem watercolours are not usually what comes to mind when one hears the word "Grunge".
But I think it works for a few reasons. I am using black watercolour paper, which is 140lbs. I spritzed the paper on both sides before running through my Gemini Jr., which I did 3 times. The impression you will get with these 2 functions is amazing.

Before starting to watercolour, I applied a fair amount of water to the card, then starting with the green, added in the colours. First was the green, then the blue and last, the gold.
Not just one layer however, I applied 4 layers of colour to this, allowing each layer to dry naturally in between. This had a lot to do with the grunge feel.

I did not include the gold until the final layer of colour, which kept it looking clean.
To finish up this card I die cut he "hey" die once using the honey gold card, and 2 layers of the blue underneath, shadowing the gold "hey". 

The same was done with "DAD", using the Peridot cardstock and dies from Concord & 9th. This is also shadowed with the blue layers, and both were glued together using Nuvo adhesive.
I hope you have enjoyed this card and thank you for visiting today. Up next is Annette.

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  1. Loved the card and the popping colors; however, where do I find the video? Thanks for sharing!!!

  2. Ohhhh, I LOVE how you colored this. The gears look really great. Nice job.

  3. This is fabulous, love the texture and the colors!

  4. super card - love how this card came out - the colors are awesome

  5. Wow, I love this in these colours! And thanks for the reminder I should break out my black w/c paper. ;)

  6. Such a great card! Love the colors and dimension!

  7. Wow what a stunning look you created with the embossing folder and the water colours.

  8. This card is great! I really love your mix of colors in the background! - Lisascreativeniche

  9. I love the grunge look on this card. Would be so fun in junk journals too!

  10. Your 'mechanics' card is masculine marvelous! Love the colour!

  11. Awesome card! I have this embossing folder so I will have to try your techniques.

  12. This card is such a work of art. I love the grunge look but you have taken it to a whole new level. Beautiful!

  13. Great color use for the panel. I like the combination for the folder.


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