Monday, March 28, 2011

Make it Monday #8

Wow, I actually have my Make it Monday card finished on a Monday! This week's challenge is titled Ink Blending Techniques. Good thing I picked up a Tim Holtz Ink Applicator on Saturday, because it was just what I needed for this technique. I started by applying two shades of yellow ink (Barely Banana and So Saffron) to the center of my cardstock and then added 3 different shades of blue (Bashful Blue, Baja Breeze, and Night of Navy) around the outer edges. I did this so that when I adhered my car it would look like headlights shining into the darkness. For the grass, I used some Old Olive and Kiwi Kiss ink. Then, I cut a piece of Smokey Shadow for the road and used my white gel pen to add the dashed line. I die cut the car and colored it using my Copic Markers. I used PTI's For the Graduate set to add numbers to the license plate and adhered red jewels for taillights. Last, I cut out the car window and added a piece of a transparency sheet behind it. I wanted this card to look like a photograph, so I just adhered my main panel to a piece of white cardstock. Since it is supposed to look like a photo, I used Library Ledger to add a "date stamp" to the upper right hand corner. Want to know why I used 2005? Because I always forget to set the date on my camera so, every time I have a picture printed it is stamped 2005. Apparently 2005 is the default setting. Nice, huh? I hope you are enjoying your Monday! Thanks for stopping by.


PTI: Enjoy the Ride stamp set, Library Ledger stamp set, For the Graduate stamp set, car die, banner die, cardstock (white and smokey shadow), black ink, tea dye duo

Stampin Up: ink

Copics, white gel pen, ink applicator

18 comments:

Sandy said...

This is so cute.

I'm Renee said...

Adorable!
Love how it's driving into the night!

Rebecca said...

Love this! The shadowing turned out perfect.

Jill said...

I love your idea of the headlights shining into the twilight, Erica! You executed it very well, and choosing red for your car gives it a beautiful pop of color to draw the eye forward, like it's moving--wonderful!

Mel said...

This card is so much FUN! Love it.

Linda said...

Great job! I love how you used the ink to show the car driving away with the headlights shining in the night. Great card!

Diane Jaquay said...

Wow Emm, you did an AWESOME job with this card, very cool effect!!

Kara said...

this is awesome!!

Cathy Weber said...

This card has such great detail to it. You obviously really thought it out. I love the way you made the road and the license plate on the card was very realistic.

Dottie said...

Awesome card. You did a great job.

Dana said...

So neat! Great idea!

Karen said...

What a cute and clever card!

wendy said...

whow love it great idea

Terri E. said...

Adorable! I am going to need to bust this cutie out soon.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Diane said...

Such a cute idea...love the "headlight beam".....love this!!

Inkyfingers said...

This is really cute and the ink blending gives it a fantastic background. Great job.

Keva said...

Oh wow..this looks awesome!

Rebecca said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful! It is so lifelike. One does get the sense that the car is driving down the road! I bet it looks even more realistic in person!

What brilliance to add the date stamp so that the card looks like a photo! Thanks for sharing the story behind the "2005". That's so funny! It sounds like something that would happen to me!


Terrific work!