Saturday, October 13, 2007

J is for Java Junkie

Yeah this is me. I adore coffee.

For this card, I first stamped a great Ken Brown image in reddish brown on an ivory card stock. I stamped him again on a post it note, and set it aside.

I embossed the Phlax by Day J and the words Java Junkie with black detail powder. They did not emboss as shiny as I thought they would, and I am happy about that, but I may have overcooked them a little bit.

Then I cut the post it image out to use as a mask over the brown man, and cut another one to mask the J.

I used a spattery dotted stamp from the Stampin' Up set, Itty Bitty Backgrounds. I have had this little set forever, and this one stamp is the most useful I own. I made the dots in a slightly more coffee color than the man.

I sponged darker brown and black over everything, leaving a diagonal area more open, to draw your eye from the J down and across the card. I sponged some yellow through that area, and also unmasked the J to add yellow there. I like using sponges to add color to my cards. The effect is subtle, and you don't think you are doing much to change the color, but when you unmask the object underneath, it really pops.

I mounted the card on a rich brown card stock and called it done.

1 comment:

Mary McAndrew said...

Hey Betty,
Your cards are wonderfully executed little works of design at it's best!! Wow!
Keep on stampin