Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Playing at Cardabilities


Happy Tuesday, hope all of you are having a great week so far! I am heading out to lunch with one of my best friends shortly but wanted to share this card that I created using another of my recent purchases from Fred She Said. This is from Tracey's set Old Truck which has color and outline images plus lots more goodies.
 I used one of the color images which is in JPEG format and since I wanted to cut the image out I used the free form option on my knife tool in my Silhouette software, cut the image and then traced it to cut. Love this feature! Seems like I learn something new each day with this machine. Love it!

I watched a video by Tracey the other day using some of her stencil cut files and I wanted to give this a try so I cut her honeycomb stencil out of clear card stock. It takes a bit of time as I cut it on the slowest setting but so worth it as I will have this to use for a long time. I labeled the stencil with the name and punched a hole in the surrounding plastic and am able to put it with my other stencils.
Here is a link to the video if you would like to see how this is done. I used Gelatos (neutrals) for my background, placed the stencil down and wiped with the baby wipe to remove some of the color. I can see so many possibilities and will be sure to try again on another project soon. After letting the bg dry, I added distressing around the edges with distress ink in rusty hinge and walnut stain. The sentiment is from a set by Inkadinkado. Here is a close up of that layer. I added Flower Soft in Autumn to the flowers.


While visiting my friend Olga's blog I came across the challenge blog Cardabilities and thought I would take a peek. By the way, Olga will be on their design team the next quarter! Yeah for her!
This is this week's sketch and what I used for inspiration.
Be sure to stop by at both Olga's and Cardabilities, lots of eye candy.



Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate your visits and comments.

Now off to get ready for my girl time and good food.
Happy Day!





12 comments:

Olga said...

Aren't you the sweetest!!!! YOur card is amazing! I love the truck and your paper that you used, good luck!!!

Carla S. said...

This is gorgeous, Patti! Love the rustic colors and that truck is a fave image! Wonderful design!

Pat said...

Stunning card Patti, love the old car image and the sentiment goes so well.

Pat xx

Marsha said...

This is so beautiful. Love the image. Going to have to try that honeycomb idea. Really looks great. Like your 3-D too.

Daniele said...

such a great card Patti, love the map behind the card image really sets it off well
hugs

Glenda Atkins said...

Awesome male card, love the vintage truck and your fabulous honeycomb paper! Nice distressing too!
hugs
Glenda

Patti J said...

Your card is wonderful! Wow! Love this, my friend! Thanks for sharing!

chanya13 said...

Beautiful card!!! Love image and colour combo :) Thanks for playing along with us at Cardabilities!!! Agnieszka

Majo said...

Awesome! Thank you for joining the challenge at Cardabilities!

Olga said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for playing with Cardabilities! Good luck!

Betty J. said...

Love the map background and your lovely sentiment. Thanks for playing along with us at the Cardabilities Challenge and hope to see you again.

Payne Holler Cards said...

Now this is perfect! Really enjoyed reading your post ...you are rocking the cameo...