Saturday, September 27, 2008


Stamps: Gratuitous Graffiti 111636, Sanded 109294
Inks: Going Gray, Basic Gray, Black, Riding Hood Red
Papers: Basic Gray
Accessories: Sanding tool

OK, so maybe I have not fallen completely off the earth! Boy, it has been a loooong time since I posted anything crafty. I made this card for my son. He is into the grungy, underground, skateboarder scene (at 8 years old). All about looks with that one!

Inspired by a poster I saw at the "J" store (Joann ETC, if you HAVE to know), using the direct to rubber technique, I smooshed the going gray and basic gray ink pads onto the Gratuitous stamp. Then I came back with black and "highlighted" areas. Press paper onto stamp. Stamp sanded stamp using going gray onto card front also. Ink up just the word Gratitude using Riding Hood Red. Cut out. Sand and ruff up edges. Sand heavily the card front. Dust off the card (it gets kind of messy). Adhere Gratitude right over the gray Gratitude on the card front.

It is an oh so simple card. Great for teen or tween boys. I would love to try making this into a larger canvas, a 12 x 12 or 8 1/2 x 11 poster too.

I still cannot believe how long it has been since I had a post, between camera problems (still unresolved), schedules, no internet for almost a week (gasp!) and so on. I am hoping to put that all behind me. I just have so many things to post!


Thank you for stopping by today!

Keep being creative, Sandy


Wanda. said...

I agree that would be cool to do this on a larger canvas!!! If you do it I hope you post it!!! TFS

Antoinette said...

Oooo, I really like this one. With a boy who just turned 8 I need to keep these ideas in mind. :-)