Monday, June 21, 2010

Father's Day

Hello all in stamping land.  I hope everyone had a good Father's Day.  We made the most of ours and Chris loved the gifts he received. 

I came across another Stampin' Up! Demonstrator from the U.S. by the name of Michelle Zindorf and if you think you've seen some nice brayered and/or distressed creations before, wait until you see her work. WOW!!! It's hard to describe how talented she is.  Her understanding of light and depth is incredible.  So I just had to try a card myself.  I based my card off of one of her designs and made some changes.  Chris loved it.

I stamped the motorcyle using Versamark pad first and then stamping on my Black Ink pad and then onto my paper.  I coloured the bike in with my Stampin' Write Markers, then with a Versarmarker and heat set once again.  I covered with Clear EP and heat set.  I then brayered my grass with Certainly Celery ink, and the sky with Apricot Appeal and Tangerine Tango and Summer Sun. I sponged black ink around the edges for a bit more dramatic effect. 

I layered this onto Tangerine Tango cardstock which I then layered on Basic Black.  I added brads to the side of the black and then layered onto my Apricot Appeal cardfront.  I finished the card by stamping the words Because I Care in Basic Brown ink.

Thanks for looking.

Stamp Sets: Motorcycle, Because I Care
Cardstock: Apricot Appeal, Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
Inks: Certainly Celery, Apricot Appeal, Tangerine Tango, Summer Sun, Basic Black, Basic Brown, Versamark
Accessories: Versamarker, Earth Elements Stampin' Write Markers, Clear EP, heat gun, brads (non -SU)


  1. This looks amazing Margaret!!!!

  2. Wow, Margaret! This card is fantastic! Love how all the elements come together! You have totally inspired me.

  3. I can't believe this is your first attempt at a 'Zindorf' card!! It's amazing! Love the brads along the edge - perfect embellishment for that motorcycle. I bet Chris LOVED it! Awesome card!