Sunday, July 24, 2016

Get in Gear and Feel Better Soon

It's been a while since I last posted - I've had several family issues in the last several  months and it's just sapped the creativity out of me, but I'm finally feeling a little more settled and getting back into my craft room - thank goodness for crafting!
A friend is having surgery tomorrow so I wanted to send along this card from Kent and I to wish him a swift recovery.  He loves watching race car driving but I don't have any racing car stamps (what? none out of a million or so stamps???)  - so I used gears instead -  using tans and browns to keep it masculine.
I masked a rectangle on the kraft panel and inked over Tim's Gears Stencil with Ranger Distress Ground Espresso.  I stamped the sentiment from Healing Touch Sentiments by PTI onto a label cut with a Sentiment Strips die from MFT.  I layered it over the top of the stencil with foam dots and added Brown Candy Dots from SU.
I used this week's Cas(e) this sketch for my card design.
 I'll be back tomorrow with a really fun beach project!
Stamps:  Healing Touch Sentiments - PTI
Paper:  Kraft, Dark Chocolate, Vintage Cream - PTI
Ink:  Ranger Distress Ground Espresso, True Black - PTI
Accessories:  Sentiment Strips Dies - MFT, Gears Stencil - Tim Holtz, foam dots, Neutrals Candy Dots - SU, eclipse tape.


Brent Scheffer said...

I like the design and implication of the gears. I believe these are watch gears (referring to inner working). Superb!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so fun! Great take on the sketch!

Redanne said...

I'd say those gears are a perfect choice - wonderfully masculine - love this card! Hugs, Anne xx

Kim Heggins said...

This is the perfect get well those gears.

Loll said...

So cool. Your friend will love this. Glad to hear things are settling down for you. Take care. xx

donna mikasa said...

Wonderful take on the sketch--love how you inked up the gears stencil!

SmilynStef said...

Congrats on your shout-out ... awesome card.