Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Vintage racer

Hello all!
My card today was done in response to the challenge over at simon says stamp and show which is to use a Tim Holtz technique.  I had seen a few videos on different ways to use the Distress stains so I decided to use mine with the resist heat-embossed technique.  I stamped my background stamps onto medium weight watercolour paper with an embossing stamp pad and then added some white Martha Stewart embossing powder from my stash - I have to admit that I rarely use these but now there'll be no stopping me!!  Once the powder had been heated, I swiped over the paper with the 'broken china' and 'bundled sage' Distress stains and blotted up the excess.  I then stamped a few words and some more pattern over the background with black Memento ink and it was ready for my image.
        The digi is one that my clever hubby drew and is available in my etsy shop here.  We're both huge racing fans - cars and bikes, so this was an ideal choice!  I used the Copics warm and cool greys to colour the digi and then just kept it simple by adding a couple of tickets.


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21 comments:

Linda Palmer said...

Love this race card and the way you showcased it. Great job on a great card. Your background is beautiful.

Carla S. said...

Fantastic card, Dawn! Love the image and details and great job on the technique!

Tracy said...

Your background turned out fantastic Dawn! it may be a bit of work to drag out all that embossing equipment but it sure is fun to use it. :-) The race car image is awesome and I love how you used just greys to color it. Hugs!

monique said...

great card, love it thanks for sharing at Smudgy Antics

Mynnette said...

What a neat card! LOVE the colors you've chosen! Thanks for joining us at MMM! :)

nwilliams6 said...

Super racing card Dawn. After reading how you did the bg paper, I wanted to try this technique too - thanks for all the details. Fun, fun, fun. The tickets were just the perfect addition to this. Hugz!

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Super vintage racing card...your husband is very talented also! Thank you for entering the Make My Monday challenge this week. Suzanne

lauren bergold said...

what a cool image and ♥WOW♥ that TH resist background is... wellllll... IRRESISTABLE, lol!!! love it!!! what a brilliant way of SHOPPING YOUR STASH!!!

I Don't Do Straight said...

Great male card...... so hard to do, but you have rocked it! Thanks for sharing with us at Smudgy Antics :)

Teresa Arsenault said...

Wow! This is fab, Lily.
Thanks for your sweet comment on my tri-fold card.
Blessings,
Teresa

Kim Dellow said...

Oh fab card! Kim

Carla said...

So cool! Perfect for the boys/m,asculine challenge! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Nannieflash said...

Fabulous card love that image its just right the male card. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

~Lady B~ said...

Cool card! Thanks for sharing with Smudgy Antics :)

Terry said...

Wow Dawn, your background is just great, love the colors and the manly car wowwzersss thank you for sharing with the DT from Simon Says Stamp and Show, Hugs Terry xxxx

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

Your hubby's image is super and I love the colouring. Super card. Thank you for sharing this with us at Smudgy Antics this week and looking forward to seeing more of your artwork

Suzi B said...

Fabulous image and very appropriate for today.. F1 china. thank you for joining us at MMM
suzi b :)

Fliss said...

Great card and love the background and fab image.
Thanks for sharing with us at MMM this week and wishing you good luck.
Fliss x

Kathi said...

You and your husband are really a talented pair.

Great image, beautifully colored. Great card!

Hazel said...

Love your card - thanks for joining in the masculine theme this week on Shopping our stash, Hazel, Guest Designer x

Sandy said...

Loud for sure! Really nice design work!
sandy