Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Motorcyle Madness

I had my dad in mind when I made this card. He retired from Harley Davidson a couple of years ago and I couldn't pass up this fantastic single stamp on the last page of the Summer Mini. The name, you may ask? Why it's called Motorcycle, of course! I'm looking forward to making more cards with this bad boy!

This card is another trade I made for a recent swap, and I used the cracked glass technique on the motorcycle panel. Basically, I embossed the motorcycle panel three times with Glassy Glaze Enamel embossing powder before bending the panel to make the embossing crack in several places. I had tried this technique before, without much success, but I read somewhere to place the embossed panel in the freezer for 5 to 10 minutes before trying to crack the enamel. Worked like a charm! In order to accentuate the cracks in the surface, I rubbed some Soft Suede ink into the surface of the enamel and rubbed off any excess ink with a paper towel.

I really like the vintage feel of this masculine card. And don't you love that teeny, tiny bit of piercing? I couln't resist. ;)

Well, that's all for today - stop back soon. 'Bye for now!

Stamps: Motorcycle, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Sahara Sand, Soft Suede, Whisper White, To the Nines Specialty dsp
Ink: Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip, VersaMark
Accessories: Glassy Glaze Enamel ep, heat tool, Kraft corduroy button, hemp twine, Mat Pack, Paper-Piercing Tool


Queen Mary said...

Your dad worked or Harley Davidson? Were you the most popular girl in high school or what??? I"ve been vacillating on this image and now it's sold!

Anonymous said...

Great card! Love the use of the technique! Thanks for sharing. Good guy cards are hard to find.