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Sunday, June 14, 2009

Motorcycle Riley Guest DT Entry

This is another card I made for the Hanna Stamps Guest Designer call. All the details are here if you want to play along. First, I started by stamping Riley with Memento ink and coloring him and the motorcycle with Copic markers. Then I used Nestabilities to punch out my image and the black frame. I purposely punched it so that Riley is a little off center so that it looks like he is racing out of the frame! I wanted another touch of color and knew if I added another layer of card stock that it would cover part of my background so I inked the edges f the image panel with CTMH Orange ink. What do you think of that background? I first saw my friend Julie use aluminum foil to emboss with a couple of weeks ago and had to try it for myself. Here I used the Skulls embossing folder from Cuttlebug. the sentiment is from a Clear Dollar Stamps Tool set. Paper is from DCWV, brads are from Jo-Ann's and the foil is from my kitchen.

I am excited! When I was in Indiana last month, I found out that there was going to be another class this month that I really wanted to attend. I have been going back and forth trying to decided if I was going or not. I really wanted to go but didn't know how excited Kip would be about me going out of town without him again and so soon. I mean, he understood the Girl's Weekend trip to celebrate my 40th birthday, but I thought it would be a little harder to convince him that I needed to take another road trip to celebrate the six week anniversary of my 40th birthday! I am fortunate to have a very supportive and encouraging husband that understands my crafting addiction. On June 27th, I will be making another almost five hour road trip to Indiana to my favorite stamp store in the entire world, Papertrix. Honestly, I am like a six year old at Disney World in that place! The class is being taught by Karen Lockhart and will cover coloring pencil techniques. It is actually a Beginner class, and Intermediate class and an Advanced class all in one day. The class lasts all day and will cover techniques at each level. Some of them I have never even hear of before! Have a great night!

27 comments:

Vicki said...

Just too cute! Love the foil background! Your detail is amazing! Have a blessed day!

Crafty Creations said...

Wow - that foil background is awesome!! I'll have to go to your friend's site to get instructions.

My LSS has had Karen Lockhart as a teacher and I missed the last class. Hopefully she'll be coming around again soon! Have fun!!

Lisa said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the foil background!!!! perfect!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

That skull embossing in the metallic really suits that biker dude Riley.

Elizabeth said...

Gina - was an adoreable job. I love the embossing on the Aluminum. The whole card is perfect together.

Sounds like a great road trip - heck why can't you celebrate your 40th + 6 week birthday. Too funny

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

Fabulous card.......The background is terrific. I will have to give that a try.

mamia said...

I have not seen the foil embossing technique, will have to give it a try for sure. Very good job, thanks for sharing.

Louise Forsyth said...

This is so cool.... love the racing off the oval Riley and the embossed aluminum looks FAB!

tmcc4 said...

Very cute!!! good luck with your entry... TFS!!
Mandy

The Mama Monkey said...

Love that embossing folder! It is just perfect for the image! The foil is really cool, too!

Lynn said...

What a perfect backdrop for biker Riley!! Great card!!!

Michelle said...

wonderful card!
I LOVE embossing foil..and have been doing it for many years...it looks super on this card! TFS!

Leslie said...

I love the background for this card! It really makes the card! Great job.

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Oh gosh, Gina I love this card. That background is so fabulous! I want that embossing folder!

I'm envious yet really happy for you that you get to attend another class.

Heidi said...

wow that background is awesome and perfect for the card.

Dru said...

What a great card Gina!! I love the foil embossing and that folder is just perfect. And then of course Riley is just the cutest thing evah!!!! Love It!

Angie Williams said...

That looks awesome!

Michelle Forrest aka transprntbutterfly said...

Adorable card and what a wonderful DH you have! Love your reading list - saw a couple books I need to check out at my library today! Thanks!

Sara said...

Gorgeous!!! I totally love the foil embossed, and of course Riley is too cute.

peggysue said...

That foil background made me laugh! What a great idea, best of luck to you,

DaDoodleDiva said...

Too cute!

Melzie said...

This is probably the cutest card I've seen in a LONG time!!!

Mary said...

Love that metal background - it's perfect for that image!

Enjoy your class - I would love to attend something like that but we have no stores in our area any more... I guess I need to make a trip to Indiana!

Simone said...

Gina the moose with the skull and bobes....awesome!! So cute..TFS!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Adorable!!!

Jennifer Talley said...

This is so cool!!! Love it!

kat9 said...

Great idea with the foil. I will try that.