Friday, June 19, 2009

No More Slump for this Chump!


Some days you just have a creative slump. That happened to me while I was creating this card. Although it started painfully, I am pleased with the final result! I just kept plugging away until I had what I pictured in my mind's eye as "done."

This Father's Day card is my submission for this week's Blogger's Challenge, which was to make a masculine card. Since I haven't made my Father's Day cards for my Dad or Father-in-Law, I took the opportunity and ran with it.

I don't know about you, but when I am reelin about in that creative void, I need a "jumping off" point. I knew that I wanted to use these Close To My Heart Father's Day stamps. I had gotten them LAST June and never used them (I bet that never happens to any of YOU). Still without a plan, I decided to fish around in my stash of pre-made backgrounds. In went my hand...and out came this very cool piece of orange, gold and green background made using the Metallic Alcohol Roll Technique (from the October 2007 issue of the TJ Newsletter).

So I built my card from that point, by stamping, coloring and cutting out the main image and stamping the car again, and layering that and the greeting over the main image. Then I created a mini-collage with the watch parts and stamped watches over the Metallic Alcohol Roll piece. that whole mess is layered on top of a Double Bugged piece (June 2009 issue of the TJ Newsletter). I am actually satisfied with this one!

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15 comments:

Lisa Bohler said...

Fantastic tech for those stamps! Great card!

Basement Stamper said...

Awesome card, that technique is perfect for a manly card!

Ida P. Krause said...

Fantastic card Pat, The rich vintage feel of this collage card is just perfect for a masculine card.

Patti Chesky said...

This collage card is incredible. Love the vintage feel. Lovely!!

Nikki Bond said...

Gorgeous...love the vintage look! {SMILES}

Connie said...

Great vintage look for those stamps!

marciad said...

Terrific card. Masculine cards are so hard to design.

Debby said...

Wow this is awesomely eye catching :-)!!!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Terrific card Pat! What a fabulous technique! :D

Rachel Hope said...

What a fun collage!!

Jamie Fisher said...

Amazing card! Great technique! :)

Sheryl Dickinson said...

Very cool card, Pat! Love how all of the images work together!

njburk said...

Love the colors you chose for your card. Yup, you are definately back girl!

Chrissy D said...

FABULOUS masculine card, Pat! Love everything about it! TFS!

Tiffany Bauer said...

This is just an incredible card!! Love all the detail!!