Monday 6 April 2015

Sprint Towards Your Dreams

Today we are continuing with our monthly product focus with Artistic Outpost and this month our theme is Transportation/Aviation. I am focusing on the Charles and Amelia stamp set this month to create a vintage masculine card.

This month, the Artistic Outpost Product Focus is on the stamps found in the Transportation/Aviation stamp category on the Artistic Outpost Website. All stamps in the Transportation/Aviation category are ON SALE for 20% off through until Saturday 11th April 2015.

I began by die cutting my card with the Karen Burniston Oval Accordion Die from kraft card adding splatters of Gathered Twigs Distress Paint to the card and applying Gathered Twigs Distress Ink to the edges for definition.
This is the front of the card which I added a die cut oval to the centre along with the fabulous sentiment from the Charles and Amelia stampset. I coloured the background with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and then flicked the background with water, applying Black Soot Distress Ink around the edges for definition. A touch of stamping, remnant rubs and a Chitchat sticker complete the front of my card.
I die cut two further ovals from white card and coloured with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink, again flicking with water to add bleached out areas to the background and then I stamped the focal images with Black Archival Ink.
I added a monocle to one of the focal images, adding a remnant rub to the glass of the monocle and attaching a mini sprocket with a jump ring.
A touch more background stamping and remnant rubs along with mini sprockets complete my design.

My fellow team member Shari has also created a wonderful project to inspire you further.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x


Redanne said...

I LOVE that oval accordion shape Tracy, it suits the images so well. The spritzed background gives such a wonderful feeling of age, as if you found this in a musty old trunk - absolute perfection! Hugs, Anne xx

Pamellia said...

What a fabulous layout design, I bet it is so much fun to open and close in real life! Wonderful aged effects, such a great set of images too. Love it! hugs :)

Terry said...

Tracy, the design elements with those fabby stamps is awesome! Love the way you used the accordion die! Love this!

Astrid Maclean said...

Brilliant masculine card, great stamping, stunning background and a very clever card design!!

CathyP said...

VERY cool card!

CathyP said...

VERY cool card!

Kelley said...

Very cool! Love the layout and all the details!!!

Unknown said...

Amazing card, Tracy! Love your use of the KB Oval accordion die to create these wonderful focal points of interest and history with Charles & Amelia! Vintagey goodness abounds in this one, Tracy! Fab Product Focus creation! XOXO-Shari