Saturday, June 28, 2014

keep on trucking

Simple yet elegant is what I was going for when creating this masculine encouragement card. 

Mary-Ann here, sharing a  clean card that I created using - June's Creative Cafe Kit of the Month - Let's Hear it for the Boys!

The most difficult part of this card was waiting for the Gel Medium to dry.  When your in a hurry it is like watching grass grow.  You can encourage it with a heating tool but if you are too close, it can bubble.  I love the natural dried look.  Just get a mask of your choice, spread a thin layer of Gel Medium to the section of the card you want covered.  This will dry completely clear but give your design texture.

I tried my hand at coloring this truck.  I started with the map paper as my base, colored with watercolored pencils and then cut it out with fine tip scissors.  After I backed it with foam tape for dimension, I colored the tires carefully with a black pearl marker.  This will make your tires shine.

The base of this card is an standard A2 size.  I used white cardstock as my base.  Cut a smaller size white piece that I added my Gel Medium too.   I added a 1" strip of map paper to the right side then  backed that entirely with foam tape and attached it to the front of my card base.  Add a sentiment of your choice.

I hope that I have inspired you this month.  
I am looking forward to sharing more with next months kit.
Ink: Memento Ink-Black Tuxedo, black pearl pen, Colored pencils
Adhesives:  The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue, foam tape
Tools /Dies:  Faber Castel Gel Medium, Tim Holtz Latticework mask, applicator, scissors


Unknown said...

Looks great! So simple and clean and wonderful!

Karen T said...

love the texture!

Unknown said...

i love that you kept it white, makes that old truck look fresh and clean. and i am always a sucker for maps!

Lucy Schmidt said...

Love the masculine appeal along with the added texture to make it perfect for anyone. CAS is the way to go. Nicely done!