The challenge at Just Add Ink this week is to just add tearing, ripping or distressing.
I was asked by a friend if I could make a card for her son’s 18th birthday. She said that all she could find in the shops were cards with cars or beers on them. He is not into that stuff and she wanted something personal.
She had 3 criteria:
1. She wanted an “18” on it.
2. She wanted the word “son” on it.
and the really tough one
3. She wanted it to be a rowing card.
I said “Yes” because I could totally relate, having seen the types of cards my son got at that age, but then freaked out a little. What could I possibly make? I did have to really think long and hard about this one.
I have no rowing stamps (I’m not sure whether any actually exist?) and none of the Stampin Up boat stamps either!
She told me that his club was the Buckingham Club (from Tasmania) and I googled it and found the club’s colours were pretty close to our garden green and summer sun (it’s a retired colour, lucky I had a little left!) So I decided to make an oar in the water and used a stamp from Extreme Elements for the splash.
Stamps : extreme elements
Card : shimmery white, white, glossy white, black, summer sun, garden green
Ink : summer sun, white, versamark, Baja, NQN, Turquoise
Other : white ep., big shot, timeless type alpha
I used the computer to print the happy birthday because I didn’t have a set that said “son” in it. I’ll have to rectify that soon :)
I stamped the splash in versamark and white embossed it and then I sponged baja, NQN and tempting turquoise onto shimmery white.
I was a little scared to tear the bottom edge because that was the last thing I did and I was very happy with what I had created. But, I was so glad I did, it really added an extra dimension to the card and I love how it turned out.
Please have a look at all the gorgeously “ripped” and “torn” creations over at Just Add Ink this week and give it a try yourself.