Tuesday, May 3, 2011

MIM Impression Plate Tricks & OWH Sketch Challenge

Another great sketch from OWH this week, and as they are in need of Father's Day Cards (due to the shippers by the 21st of this month), I thought I would play with my PTI "My Hero, My Dad" stamp set and use their new Make It Monday technique.  Here is the sketch from OWH:

I did however have a little mishap whilst trying this new technique from PTI and following the Cuttlebug "sandwhich" to the T!Oops, my one B plate broke in the Cuttlebug!  No damage to my Impression plate or my die, thank goodness.  My one B plate was extremely buckled from use, so hopefully that was the reason! And how is about this for friendship, my friend Lisa was at Michaels when this happened, so I texted her to see if they had some B plates there and yes, she purchased them for me and brought it over!  Thank you Lisa, you are the best!

Without too much more rambling on, here is my card:

Paper: PTI Cardstock; Patterned Paper (Bo Bunny)
Ink: Walnut Stain DI; CTMH Dye ink (edging on the turquoise paper; Versafine Onyx Black
Stamps: PTI
Other: PTI Impression plate; PTI Butterfly Die; Brads (Recollection)

I stamped the Hero definition on the bottom of the notecard and then added a strip of patterned paper above it as I needed more height in order to add the turquoise piece.  The latter was made using the Book Print Impression plate over which I added the Butterfly die.  Pretty neat hey!  I then cut it to size, stamped the word "son" on the butterfly, added 4 metal brads and adhered it with pop dots.

I used one of the grunge elements from the set to stamp in the middle of the top half of the notecard and adhered the sentiment strip using pop dots over it using pop dots.

I like it, do you?  Hopefully a father/mother in the armed forces can use it to send it to their son.

Wishing you a wonderful day and happy crafting!


Lisa said...

I just saw this IRL and it's awesome! I love how you used the PTI technique for the square card portion- it's beautiful. Like how you raised the sentiment behind that weathered stripe stamp- very cool B :)

joy said...

What's not to like? You have done a wonderful job with this card - very nice, Brenda!

Judy1223 said...

I like it alot, Brenda! Someone in the service will LOVE sending this home. Way to go!

Rosemary said...

what a cool card, brenda!! great take on the sketch! i love your comment on my shabby CAS card! i do know what you mean though... especially when you are getting this or that "pointer" as to how to do a certain style correctly!! it can get frustrating, perplexing and down right exhausting. but it seems to me that you are figuring out what your style is and that is what is important!! hugs and smiles, my friend!

Julie said...

Neat card, Brenda! Love that hero definition stamp! Thanks for joining us in this week's OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge!

Jacqueline said...

Great masculine effect here Brenda and at the same time you are using your talents to bless a family!

Dawn said...

Nice card Brenda... and luckily Lisa came to the rescue. I have been buying B plates when they were on special.... and suddenly I have 4 new ones waiting to be used.

Jen said...

This is a great card! I'm just waiting for my b plate to break... it's pretty warped. I have a spare ready to go! LOL :) Good thing for friends, right??

Leigh said...

Love the colour combo and how you used the My Father, My Hero set!

Kristii said...

Way cool!!! Love the cardboard texture stamp!! Fantastic colors too!!