Monday, April 25, 2011

Paint Chips and Cards

I remember reading awhile back how you can use paint chips from the various stores on your cards. I have been going to those stores to get paint and decided to get a few extra paint chips to try on a card. I knew exactly what stamp I was going to use on the card,which did make it alittle easier when it came to deciding on the color paint chips to get. I wanted to make a masculine card with a new Stampin' Up! stamp that is in the new summer mini and will be able to be bought on May 1st. It is called Sail Away. It is perfect to use for making a masculine it!!!

I first stamped the image on whisper white card stock and I used watercolor wonder crayons and an aqua painter to color it in. After it was done I ran it through the big shot in one of my favorite embossing folders(square lattice). After I decided which paint chip to use(you know I had to get more than one...ok more than a few lol),I decided to tear the sides to give it a more "natural" look....the straigh cut look just was not doing it for me. Now I didn't want to add too much to the card, but it still needed something to the back ground of the card. That is when I went I got out my color spritzer tool and markers. I spritzed my card a bit and it added just the right amount on the card stock to give it the look I was going for. I put the card together,added the saying, the button and my masculine card was complete.

It was a simple, easy and quick card to make. I will be making some more of these and I am going to try some different colors on it too. I also can't wait to see what other cards I will be using my other paint chips on.....I got I have to use them! LOL

Happy crafting,



CS: Whisper white,Crumb Cake

Stamp: Sail Away

Ink: Black,Soft Suede

Markers: Soft Suede,Not Quite Navy

Accessories: Watercolor wonder crayons,aqua painter,square lattice embossing folder,paint chip,button

All supplies from SU! except paint chip and button


Mary G. said...

Gail, what a great way to use the paint chip!! I always think I have to stamp on it, but your way is fabulous!! Great card and TFS!

Dixie said...

Wonderful masculine card! It's clean and simple, but with tons of texture and interest. Love the torn paint chip, too!

Jeremy and Samantha said...

how thrifty of you, love your card

tania said...

That looks terrific. I don't always like the paint chip look; it works perfectly here! I love the simplicity of this masculine card.

Jennipher Lowery said...

Fabulous card Gail! Love that stamped image. I'm visiting you from the Leave a Comment Get a Comment group on SCS and I try to visit you and leave a comment every time you update your blog. Would love to have you pop by mine once in awhile and return the favor. Stamp on Sister!

Tina said...

Simple, but oh so effective! Fantastic masculine card.

Shazsilverwolf said...

Brilliant card, I especially love the texture from the folder, gives a sort of canvas effect. Fab mens card.

Paige said...

Great use of the paint chips! Love the textured image on your card!

Sew-Ink said...

Love the colors and the paint chips with the ripped edges.

Gina said...

What a great idea, I love the look of the paint chips here. With the ripped edges they blend into that paper wonderfully. Great color combo.

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