Yesterday started off well. I had my project made in plenty of time and the video was edited and uploaded to my YouTube channel. My blog was written, and I even checked it was live. So I was a bit confused as to why none of my blog subscribers received their morning blog post notification. I checked my e-mail service and sure enough, nothing was sent. After some investigation it appears that I’d forgotten to change the ‘published’ date on the blog post. So the system thought it went live two weeks ago when I first started working on it, instead of yesterday when I finished it. I live and learn every day! Today I’m back on track with a project using the Pedal To The Metal Stamp Set, but do go back and read yesterday’s post too.
PEDAL TO THE METAL
This project all began with the buggy image from the Pedal To The Metal Stamp Set. Using Tuxedo Black ink I stamped the image onto Poppy Parade Card. Then I coloured the image using Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers.
For the tread of the tyres I used light Basic Black with light and dark Smoky Slate on the sides. For the rest of the buggy I used light and dark combos in Poppy Parade and Cherry Cobbler. I must admit that colouring on the coloured card was a bit of trial and error. I simply started with lighter colours and added darker shades until I had the definition I wanted.
Once the buggy was done I cut it out using Paper Snips. Then I decided to cut out the windows too. It was fiddly but worth the effort.
With the buggy done I turned to the “Hope your day is full of adventure!” sentiment. I stamped it onto a piece of Whisper White Card using Cherry Cobbler ink. Then using Tear & Tape Adhesive fixed it onto a layer of Gold Glimmer Paper, before adding the buggy with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow).
Next came the background layers starting with a piece of Sahara Sand Card. Using Crumb Cake ink I stamped the track image several times across the bottom. Then I mounted the piece onto a layer of Whisper White card using liquid glue.
For my card base I chose Cherry Cobbler Card. I cut and scored the card with my Paper Trimmer, then sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder. With that done I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to fix the layered background onto the front, followed by the assembled sentiment.
Going back to the track image I stamped across the bottom of a layer of Whisper White Card. Then I used liquid glue to fix the layer inside the card base. My final bit of stamping was to stamp the tracks across the bottom corner on the front of a Whisper White Medium Envelope.
All I had left to so was add ‘glass’ to the buggy headlights and started by colouring them with a Stampin’ Chalk Marker. Then I topped that off with a little Shimmery Crystal Effects. Crystal Effects does take time to dry which is why I left it until everything else was complete. It was worth the wait though, the ‘glass’ is shiny and domed and adds the perfect finishing touch to my project.
I quite like the effect of colouring on coloured card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. It really adds subtle depth and dimension. I’ll definitely be trying this technique again. What do you think?
That’s all from me for today, but don’t forget to check out yesterday’s blog post which ironically is called I work better when I’m organised.