I missed out on the last card for this particular challenge blog – I left it too late to submit even though I put it on my blog! So I was determined to get this one done on time…
The challenge for this week on The Male Room is to use WASHI TAPE! I love my washi stash – it can be used for loads of different things!
I chose the black and white checkered tape I had and was going to do a ‘Ska’ card since I love ska music and all the fashions that go with it. I don’t have all that much ska-related stuff in my stash though so just give it a bit of a nod and went with the Scooter, and a two-tone background.
I cut a piece of black card to use as a panel and split it into three which I divided with the tape. I used an embossing folder to give the bottom section some interest then did a basic cityscape on the top section and heat embossed it with white powder so you could actually see it!
I stamped and cut out my scooter and coloured it in with Promarkers and a metallic silver Sharpie. I was torn between leaving the scooter black & white or colouring it but decided in the end that by colouring it in it would stand out better on the monochrome background.
Before I stuck this onto the middle section of the card, I decided to give this section a bit of interest. I used a ‘brick wall’ stencil, a sponge and clear embossing ink and then used clear embossing powder to heat emboss the ‘bricks’. I quite liked how this turned out (I think I’ll use this idea again on some other project!)
I added my scooter and a little flag to the back of it and then stamped a sentiment from the same stamp set onto a plain piece of card which I stuck to the top washi tape.
I had a some scrap left over from another card when I’d cut out a ‘smile’ sentiment – I kept this with the intention of maybe using it as a stencil but decided it would look good here sitting on the checkered washi tape. To make it ‘pop’ I outlined it with a white gel pen.
All in all I’m quite pleased with how this ended up and also pleased with actually getting it in on time!
- White card stock from Hobbycraft
- Black & White washi tape from eBay
- Die’sire Embossalicious Embossing Folder – Gun Metal
- Brick Wall stencil from eBay
- Hunkydory stamp set – Superheroes
- Paper Smooches stamp set – Spiffy Scooters
- Clear and White Embossing Powders from eBay
- Promarkers in Cool Grey 1 (CG01), Cool Grey 2 (CG02), Cool Grey 4 (CG04), Buttercup (Y417), Sunflower (Y156), and Cool Aqua (C429)
- Pentel white gel pen