It’s a wonderful Tuesday morning, and time for some more inspiration for our current challenge over at CopicMarkerNorge – coloring in sepia or black and white. I chose sepia for this vintage car image.
I made a birthay card for my dad’s early March birthday. This card is unlike me in so many ways, yet it is very me in others. It’s a fairly technique heavy card, and I’ve done tons of things on this card that I don’t normally do. The card layout is heavily inspired by a card Mona V made last year using plenty of tags and corrugated cardstock, I just love her cardmaking style!
I used an old kraft paper bag for the base of my card. I added some gesso around the edges to soften up the brown a bit. I found a scrap piece of Pion Design patterned paper with a collage design on it and added a thin layer of gesso across the entire piece with a sponge. I let that dry, then went over the whole thing with an ink blending tool with vintage photo distress ink. I wanted some of the gesso to show through, so I took my trusty Tim Holtz sanding grip and sanded the entire piece and finished it off by distressing the edges.
I added a few tags, some large ones from Søstrene Grene, and some smaller ones (in true Mona style) that were left over from other projects (diecut with dies from Magnolia (Tea Label Tags), Tim Holtz (Tiny Tabs & Tags) and Papertrey Ink (Tiny Tags)). I glued all my tags down and stamped on top of them with a couple of Marianne Design ticket stamps Henrikke gave me last fall (thank you, sweetie!) using Memento Rich Cocoa ink. I even used some of my Tim Holtz remnant rubs for this one, I’ve had it for like forever, and have never used it before… oh well, it kind of fit this project, I think. Next I placed my corrugated cardstock (the white is by Inkido, I don’t know where the kraft is from) and glued it all down after inking the edges with distress ink.
My dad loves old cars, so I thought this new Oldtimer stamp from La Blanche would fit perfectly for his card. I stamped it in Memento Rich Cocoa ink on Papertrey Ink Rustic Cream cardstock and colored it in with my Copics. Inked the edges with distress ink and stapled it to a kraft base using a Bambi stapler I bought at Staples eons ago. Finally I added a Tim Holtz word band and tucked all the natural twine and white Hemptique hemp on the back of the corrugated pieces. I stamped a North Star Stamps text stamp on a piece of kraft cardstock and put it in an ornate plate, also by Tim Holtz. I dented the brads on either side of the ornate plate with my TH hammer, and glued the entire piece down to the rest of my card front using some glossy accents.
The tag inside the bag is one of those huge Tim Holtz ones. I inked up the entire surface of the tag with vintage photo distress ink and added a few drops of water for interest. I took out the ticket stamps that I used on the front of the card and did some generation stamping with them on this piece. The last little bit was adding a Norsk Stempelblad stamp (26B) with Memento Rich Cocoa ink. I used some natural twine and more of the white hemp, so I can easily pull the tag out of the bag. A jump ring and a philosophy tag was the last little detail, and the entire back of this tag had plenty of room for a personal message.
I did the exact same thing with the Pion Design scrap piece of paper I used on the back as I did on the front: Gesso, then distress ink, then sanded it down and added the Marianne Design ticket stamps with generation stamping. More of the Søstrene Grene and smaller Papertrey Ink tags on the back, with a little natural twine and white hemp on some of the tags. I inked more Pion Design scraps and glued them to a small piece of grungeboard, went crazy with my ticket stamps and Memento Rich Cocoa ink over the entire piece, which I then diecut using the Mini Old Jalopy die from Tim Holtz and the wordplay die. I glued the letters and the car to the back of my paper bag, and added a couple of numbers on the car diecut from the Tim Holtz Typeset die.
As usual I’m finishing off my post with the Copics I’ve used. Not a whole lot this time!