Sunday, September 25, 2011

Trying to Rock Kraft

Are you sitting down?  Yes, I'm actually posting a new project today!!  I'm still fighting the lack of mojo, but seeing as I had yet to make the youngest kiddo's thank you cards for his b-day, it was time to grit my teeth and try to buckle down. I used the sketch challenge on SCS to launch myself off the cliff. 



I always admire those who can use Kraft card stock.  I have a really hard time getting it to "work" for me.  So, of course, just to add to the frustration of not having any mojo, I pulled out my pack of Kraft card stock.  HEY!  I figure if I'm going to go down in flames, I may as well do a good job of it! LOL!!

I started by smooshing Distress Inks Vintage Photo, Shabby Shutters and Tumbled Glass in a random way on my craft sheet.  I misted heavily with Tattered Angel's Glimmer Mist Pearl.  Then I layed a piece of Very Vanilla card stock in the beaded ink to make my Wrinkle Free Distress Background.  The "glare" on the last guitar panel is actually the glimmer mist!  I then stamped the guitar from Tami Mayberry's Live Life Loud set using the new Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.

Allow me to interrupt here:  Let me just say that this now my most favorite brown ink in the Distress Ink line!  It is the ink that was missing between Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain.  I am already panicking that there are no reinkers for the new seasonal Distress Inks. What am I going to do when this ink pad has reached it's saturation limit?!!  Hello, Ranger?  We NEED the reinkers.  This is the ink that MUST be added to the Distress Line.  Just sayin'.  Thank you for listening to little' ol' me.

Back to our previously scheduled post.

After stamping the guitars (I did mention that I LOVE the Gathered Twigs ink, right?!), I distressed the edges of the panels with my distressing tool and then inked the edges with Gathered Twigs ink.  The sentiment, from the same set, was stamped and two score lines added with my Scor-Buddy

This is a bit more involved than what I usually like to make for mass produced cards.  But, seeing as I only had to make 6 cards, it wasn't too bad on the time.  As far as the Kraft card stock~~not bad, not great, LOL!

That's it for me today!  Have a couple of other projects that I need to get crackalacin' on!  Till then..........

7 comments:

GLENDA BROOKS said...

You did just fine with the kraft paper! Love the card and I think I may need the new set of inks! I was trying not to purchase, but I'm a distressed kinda girl!

Julie Hoffman said...

I think this card Rocks! I think you did a fabulous job with the Kraft cardstock and I love the guitars! Super Card!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Amazing work as usual, Starla!

Linda D said...

Love this Starla. Hugs

Sylvia said...

Well done with the kraft, Starla. I love kraft, it is one of my favorite go to card bases! Your thank you card turned out fabulous. Have a wonderful day!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

You did good, Starla. I struggle with kraft, too. It's just a little to gray for me and I like COLOR!

Cottagerca said...

Ok, miss Starla, i have a rocker in my house and after check out the previous post, my eye caught your card and here i am 10minutes later reading all the details! Thanks so much for sharing. Really like your good humour on your blogging!!! So, i am going to make some of these cards too!! Thanks for sharing about the distress ink. \i will be keeping an eye open for that color.
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