Saturday, January 26, 2013

Under the Weather

Welcome back to another card creation from the Card A Day blog.  This week we are featuring Get Well cards.  Unfortunately, I know way too many people who are sick right now, so I've been checking the blog out for inspiration daily.

For my card, I decided to create something a little different.  I've been wanting to use Tim Holtz's Umbrella Man Die Cut on something and this card was a fabulous way to do so!
I wanted my umbrella man to look like rusted metal so first I went into my back yard and stared at some real live rusted metal for quite some time.  After absorbing the look, I choose a piece of Cocoa cardstock for my base, then sanded the tar out of it before running through the die.  Then I went to work distressing it with inks and tools.  I'm not sure I completely caught the look I was after, but all in all I'm pretty good with it.
To create the gears I used the scraps of the sanded cardstock, then used a punch that cuts small flowers and cut several.  Next, I trimmed the petals of the flowers off straight, inked them up a bit and ta-da a teeny little gear for my card.

Todays card is created with:
Cocoa Cardstock - Close To My Heart
Pattern paper - Stampin' Up, Sassafras
Ticket - Cricut Art Philosphy Cartridge, Blue Ribbon Stamp, Barn Red ink - Close To My Heart
Liquid Glass - Close To My Heart
Rusty Hinge Ink - Ranger Industries
Cocoa, Black Ink - Close To My Heart
Miscellaneous bits and pieces from the stash.


Tina Campbell said...
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Tina Campbell said...

Wow Debi that is a cool card for the theme, great thinking outside the box. TFS

GenX13 said...

That's a great card. I like the theme.

Tawnya said...

I absolutely love this card! It is a must copy :)
miss you all!


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