Thursday, 23 June 2016

The Game of Golf

Today I am showcasing a masculine card using the fabulous Golf Club stamp set from Artistic Outpost, available from Our Daily Bread Designs.
I began by adding removable tape to all the edges of my card; masking the outside edges so that only the central panel is visible for decoration. The central panel was then coloured with Peeled Paint Distress Ink and dried with a heat tool.
I then placed Tim Holtz Harlequin Stencil onto the panel and then blended Vintage Photo Distress Ink randomly over the stencil to add a further layer to the background. I then flicked the background with water to add bleached out areas and then dried with a heat tool. I then stamped the golfer onto the background with Black Archival Ink. I created a mask of the golfer, placed this over my stamped image and then stamped the background stamp over the top and then removed the mask. I applied Carbon Black Fluid Acrylic to an old lid and stamped a circle around the imagery.
To add further interest I added a touch of random stamping to the background using the Ephemera Backgrounds stamp and Fern Green Archival Ink. I also included some painted scratchy lines using an old credit card.
I added the sentiment Live, Laugh, Play to the background and added a stamped image to the inside of the card. I also included delicate splatters of Peeled Paint Distress Paint to the background once I had removed the removable tape.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x



13 comments:

A Pink said...

Fabulous card! Tracy Love all the cards you have made with this stamp setand this is no exception . I just smiled when I saw the the name of the golf club- n if its the UK 'Huddersfield' then its not too far from home . lol x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Fabulous card Tracy! I love the different stamps all used together to create this scene, vintage and creative!! I love the stamp on the inside as well, I never get around to adding anything to the insides of my cards! hugs :)

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love this -a grea idea to repeat the golfer image inside the card! Chrisx

Julia Aston said...

Great golf theme - love how the circle is like shadowing the golf swing - great design and stamps!

Redanne said...

This is a wonderful male themed card Tracy, I love how you created the background frame for the scene, the colours are beautiful and the design, as always is superb. Hugs, Anne xx

Yvonne Garner said...

Just had my grandchildren over to make cards last week. My grandson requested masking tape, and much like your card, created several beauties. Never thought of tape and now I am doubly inspired! Your card is exceptional!

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous golfing card,perfect masculine image and design xxx

Mary Elizabeth said...

This is fantastic Tracy. I love the way you used the old lid to frame the focal image. I love the repeat stamped golfer on the inside. Really great masculine card. -- Mary Elizabeth

Corrie Herriman said...

Such a great card ! Love your use of the big circle to frame the image !
Corrie x

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Wonderful card Tracy, the harlequin stencil was a perfect choice for your golfing theme (I'm visualizing Argyle socks!) and love how you have focused the eye on the golfer with the use of stamped lid circle. Thanks so much for sharing it, Deb xo

Anita Houston said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! Great tones too. I so have to get this set.

Barbara Schiassi said...

Tracy you know how much I love your style! Wonderful project as always, love love love your ability to use stamp and colors! barbara

hazel said...

A fabulous card Tracy - great images and lovely colours.
xxx Hazel.