Black archival ink pad
Black micron pen
Clear embossing powder
Black card for matting and layering
Jazz man stamp, music stamp set and wordpress stamp set
As I kept it simple this month, I thought I would share with you a bit more of how I go about designing a project from the start.
First, I very often start by stamping out the design roughly onto copy paper. I might do this several times, until I feel confident and happy with the layout.
Next, I cut Theuva card to size, and dusted with talc. I then stamped jazz man and clear embossed him.
Of course, with a design so simple, there's no place to hide. Here are some of the rejects...
Too timid when drawing in the lines. Tried thicker lines, but didn't like them.
Tried drawing the lines before stamping jazzman. I concentrated so hard on trying to put his feet in the right place, I cut off his cane. Barbara: 0 Bin: 2
I drew the lines first again, and disaster! Can you spot it?
I realised I had to be brave and stamp jazz man first, and then draw in the lines. Yay, success at last! Then I stamped in "Happy Birthday" using both upper and lower case letters from the wordpress set randomly through the stave.
Next job was to add in the notes until I was happy with the balance of the design.
All that was left to do now was to mat onto a piece of black card and the card blank.
I hope you like the finished card. I'm really looking forward to seeing the projects you come up with for the men in your life; be it a husband father, son, grandson... Its up to you. I have another "boys, boys, boys" project that I've made for one of my grandsons, which I'll blog later in the month. Don't forget, the winner of the £50 Claritystamp voucher is chosen completely at random, so what have you got to lose? Go on, give it a go. If you need more inspiration, pop over to: http://claritystampchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
You'll find the links there to the blogs of all my talented design teamies. Till next time. Xxx