Friday, 5 August 2011

Torn frame birthday for JAI79

I'm back....& as surprised as you at this very unexpected blog post. One of today's must-do tasks was to make a birthday card for my wonderful father-in-law. So, while having a morning cuppa, I saw Kim's fab torn frame card for the new challenge at Just Add Ink - just add tearing/distressing. Regular visitors will know that tearing & distressing are very rarely used words here at colour me happy, but I thought it could work well for my FIL's card & finally give me a chance to try a JAI challenge too.

So, armed with this great torn frame tutorial by the very sweet Sharnee Torrents (who wonderfully demonstrated the technique at Convention), I went to work & this was the surprisingly quick result...
First I made the torn frame with some night of navy & old olive card (I would have stamped it first but I really didn't think it was going to work for me, LOL). Then I stamped the navy panel with the 'Sanded' background, 'Sense of Time' clock & cog images & 'Grunge Rock'  diamonds & no.1, Finally, I distressed the edge of the navy & ivory panels with the bone folder (very therapeutic I must say). I thought the panel needed a little something extra at the bottom, so I added some striped ribbon & attached a squashed jumbo eyelet.

Back to the frame for a mo. The birthday sentiment (Engraved Greetings) is stamped on night of navy ink on naturals ivory card, which has given it a more distressed look than normal, then spritzed with the spritzing tool & old olive marker. You can see the torn frame better here...
I'm really happy (not to mention very surprised ) with how the card turned out, as well as the fact I can get it in the mail today. Hope you like it too. Please leave a comment if you need any more info, or just to say hi.
Hope you have a happy weekend.
Inky wishes, Di

Supplies: All Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Sense of Time, Engraved Greetings, Sanded Background (all on retirement list), Grunge Rock
Card: Old olive, night of navy, naturals ivory
Ink: night of navy ink pad, old olive marker
Accessories: night of navy 1 1/4 inch striped grosgrain, jumbo eyelet
Tools: bone folder, crop-a-dile (to squash eyelet!), spritzing tool


Christine Blain said...

It's fabulous, Di! See how much fun it is to make distressed, grungy, male cards?? Great job with this challenge!

KimB said...

Woohoo Di :) Look at this!! What a fabulous result - love the colours and how you used your frame for the sentiment. This is such a great guy card!!
Kim xxx

Noelle's Corner said...

I absolutely love your card. The blue and the green really go together and the tearing adds a nice little touch. Oh, and that Happy B-Day stamp is to die for. :D

Debi said...

Great Card Diane- love the colours and all the distressing- Debi x

Bronwyn Eastley said...

Awesome card, Di. I've been meaning to try one of these torn paper frames. Thanks for the inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Love your colour combo and this torn frame is gorgeous DI!!!

Anonymous said...

Di, you have made such a fantastic card! Love the colours and all the background stamping and spritzing! The frame really sets off the Happy Birthday sentiment.

Nikki Spencer said...

Go you! So glad you gave this challenge a go Di.
You have done a fab job with Sharnees tutorial and your colours are perfect.
Thanks for the inspiration.

Alison said...

This card is so striking & effective. I love that torn frame look - I must give it a go. :)

Paula said...

Another fabulous card Di! The torn frame looks fab in the colours you chose. The ribbon and eyelet detail balance the whole card beautifully! Thanks for playing with us at JAI this week ♥

Sharnee Torrents said...

Well done Di! This is soooo super! I love the way you've framed the greeting and the colours you've chosen are wonderful! Congrat's on your first try, it really is fantastic, I hope to see more in the future!!! YAY!
Smiles Sharnee :)

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