Saturday, January 21, 2012

Taylored Expressions: You're my Hero - Girl's Rock!

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I have been taking part in an online Card Class called Clean and Simple Cardmaking this month and learning lots of fabulous ideas and it's been great to watch the videos as I am a visual learner.

On Day 5, the class was Watercolour Blocking using Distress Inks and Blending Tool by Jennifer McGuire - and this is my one-layer-card inspired by that class - you might need your sunglasses for this one!

I cannot give you a link to the classes as you have to have paid to view them but here is a link to the website in case you want to check it out and other classes that they have.

To do the vibrant background, I inked up my Ranger Ink Blending Tool/foam pad with Wild Honey Distress Ink, sprayed some water using my Ranger Mini Mister onto my Craft Sheet, put the inked up Blending Tool into the water then dragged it across my watercolour paper.  Using another clean foam pad, I did the same with Worn Lipstick Distress Ink, then did the Wild Honey again, and so on, and so on, until I had covered my watercolour paper.  I love the way the water made the inks blend into each other to create new colours.

Using Versafine Onyx black ink, I stamped the Girl Rock Star image from my Taylored Expressions set "You're my hero" and did the same with the sentiment (note I used my Stamp Positioner to make sure they were in just the right spot).  For any black bits that didn't quite stamp cleanly, I went over them with a black Bic Mark-it texta.

I used the grungy element stamp from the set to the do the 3 corners and stamped several times without re-inking then used my Ranger Tool/foam pad and the Onyx black ink to darken all the edges of the card.

Added the 2 small black brads each side of the sentiment, punched 2 stars from Rose Glitter Cardstock then added the black grosgrain ribbon.  

I will be giving this card to my grown-up niece for her birthday which is in a couple of months time; good to get ahead!


I am entering my card in the following challenges -

The ABC Challenge - H for Happy Birthday which can be cards, gifts, invitations - anything you like

Anything Goes Challenge Blog - Challenge 58 - Anything goes - which runs for 2 weeks

Thanks for stopping by!  I will be sharing a baby card on my next post - watch this space!!


Card Recipe:

Stamps:  Taylored Expressions 'You're my Hero' foam-mounted red rubber

Ink:  Versafine Onyx black, Ranger Distress Inks - Worn Lipstick and Wild Honey

Accessories:  Ranger Ink Blending Tool and foam pads, non-stick craft sheet, Ranger Mini Mister, 2 x black brads - Basic Grey, black grosgrain ribbon, black Bic Mark-it texta, Stamp Positioner, Acrylic blocks, 140lb watercolour paper, Rose glitter cardstock

Punches:  Stampin' Up corner, Carl CP-1 and CP-2 Star punches


Merry said...

Oh wow....this is so love that background and the stamps on the corners.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oo Jobear. can see some really great change in your area of work there - well done branching out to mediums and uses! - mm might need to think of that one time too late now ..
lots of love and God bless, Shaz.x

Jackie said...

What a brilliant background, love the silhouette. The overall effect is stunning :o)
Jackie xx

Denise Marzec said...

Wowwwwww, that is one COOOOL looking card. Love the colors and the stamping in the corners. Awesome!!

Anonymous said...

Jocelyn, this is fantastic! xx

jimlynn said...

AWESOME! LOVE all those wonderful colors on here. Fantastic card.

Julie Hoffman said...

You Rocked this card - Jocelyn! I absolutely love the streaks of color and the contrasting black with pastels! GORGEOUS!!! I took the CAS card making class too and LOVED it!!!

Anonymous said...

awesome card! the stripes look like they were a lot of fun to create and the silhouettes really pop against them.

Annette said...

What a cool card! I really love your background!
Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes!
Hugs Annette

Victoria said...

Fab colours! What an awesome card! Btw your blog title is brilliant - exactly what I am doing now in fact...

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Jobear - thanks for popping over! you are not the only one having issues the problem is over blogger at the moment plus it is swallowing followers too so if you have that as well, dont worry, it may sort itself out eventually or may not! :D love and God bless, Shaz.xx

Elizabeth Allan said...

Your background is perfect for the retro rocking image! Great colors!

Basement Stamper said...

Love, love, love how that background looks on this card! Gorgeous!

Roxy said...


hi there i have given you the Liebster Award if you pop over to my blog to see what to do. much love Roxy xx

Shanna Shands said...

Great job. I love all the colors. Thanks for playing along with ABC.

kyanos said...

cute card!!!! thanks for playing with us at ABC Challenge

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