For the Boys

Hi there,

Here is the third swap card I have made this month. The theme for this one is “For the Boys”. For this one, I decided to case this card I made a couple of years ago. I have struggled with my shading, and found this tutorial on using Oxide Inks, which was very helpful.

Paper Rose: Windmill Scene with Emu

Cardstock:  White, black
Ink: Tim Holtz Oxide Inks: Squeezed Lemonade, Pickled Raspberry, Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch
Die: Paper Rose: Windmill Scene with Emu
Other: Double-sided Tape, Glue, Mini Round Ink Blending Tool

I started by trimming down a piece of white cardstock, to make a 5 X inch card base. I cut another 5 X 5 piece of white cardstock. I commenced the blending with the Squeezed Lemonade oxide ink, sponging about 3/4 of the cardstock. Next, I used the Pickled Raspberry, blending over the Squeezed Lemonade. I repeated this with the Wilted Violet and Blueprint Sketch, and then repeated several times, blending over to get an even look. This was the first time I used the Mini Round Blending Tool, I found it much easier than the other ones I have used.

Using the Windmill die, I cut a piece of black cardstock, trimmed it down on either side to fit the card size, and glued it to the blended cardstock.  I then fixed this to the card base with double sided tape.

Bye for now,