Good Morning and Happy Saturday! Are you feeling in the mood to dance? We think you might be when you see this awesome card by Sharon Traynor featuring our NEW Street Dance Boys stamps…
Today I have a bit of autumnal colour inspiration for you, on a contemporary card made with some fantastic stamps from the new release by Visible Image.
I absolutely LOVE these Street Dance Boys stamps; they are such a useful set for those hard-to-make masculine cards, and for those difficult-to-please teenage boys too. This is fast becoming one of my favourite sets (along with the Hip Hop Girls) because they ‘just work’, no matter what treatment you give them. They look fabulous against an inky background yet they really don’t need much added to the card either, so they are perfect for a CAS look too.
Anyway, the theme for the monthly challenge in the Visible Image customer Facebook group is AUTUMN COLOURS. So I thought I’d just take the colours and use them with the smaller stamps in the girls and boys sets to give a bit of inspiration to anyone that enters the monthly challenge. Hope you like this one.
How to make the card:
Take two strips of card measuring 8″ x 1.25″ and make a random pattern with the small stamps from both the Hip Hop Girls and Street Dance Boys stamp sets, using all the distress ink colours except for the iced spruce. These Strips will form the outer borders of the card.
Cut a strip of white card to fit the middle (8″ x 5.5″). Lightly blend some iced spruce into the centre, then make a more open pattern with the stamps that you used on the borders over the top. Stamp the bubbles from the Set The Tone stamp set in second generation iced spruce distress ink. Let this panel dry.
Once dried, treat it with an anti-static pad and heat emboss the boy image in black embossing powder. On a spare scrap of card, heat emboss the word ‘street’ in black powder too.
TIP: if you heat from below you will achieve a smoother finish on the embossing.
Take a black marker pen and run it around the outside of the ‘street’ sentiment, and also along one edge of each of the border panels.
Attach all panels to an 8 inch square card blank and pop the sentiment up onto 3d foam.
I also decorated the inside of this card:
Versamark clear ink, Heat It Up black embossing powder, Distress Inks (mustard seed, carved pumpkin, festive berries, seedless preserves), black Promarker, 3d foam, white card.
(For the inside: Memento tuxedo black and London fog ink).
Thanks for stopping by and I’ll be back here soon!
This is such a great card design Sharon! We love how you’ve used the little shapes to create the panels and around the dancer! Thank you ♡
You will find more of Sharon’s brilliant cards and projects over on her blog.
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