Thursday, April 17, 2014

Another Throwback Thursday

I pulled out all the throwback stops on this card.

Two, not one, but TWO old SU stamp sets.

Using inks and masking to create a scenic background. Remember when that technique was all the rage?!

And to complete the throwback?  I used old SU colored card stock in ?Summer Sun?  Does this color even exist in SU's color family anymore? Anyone?  Anyone? Bueller?

I did fail in making this card totally flashback by using Distress Inks vs SU retired inks.  Sorry. Distress Inks just blend soooo much nicer, in my humble opinion.


This card is for a young man who just turned 16.  He loves the mountains and hunting.  I thought that creating this scene was appropriate for the occasion. I must have been on target as he proclaimed "this card is so cool".

Card details:  Size 5.5" square.  
Papers:  Gina K pure luxury black and ivory (for the scene panel).  SU ?Summer Sun?
Inks:  Distress Inks in Ripe Persimmon, Black Soot, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick, Gathered Twig, Walnut Stain. Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamps: SU's Lovely as a Tree, Nature's Silhouette 


'Till next time..........



7 comments:

Gail Dixon said...

Hey, you can't get any better than the "cool" stamp of approval from a teenage boy. Looks pretty awesome to me, too. You are the card-making master!

Charlotte Wilson said...

When a teenage boy gives you a compliment, you know you did a good job!

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

What a great "guy" card and I see why he approved! I'm with you on the Distress Inks, I use them for so much! Hope you are doing well!

Stef H said...

i am NOT a fan of yellow, but boy-o-boy is this ever gorgeous! i love the mountain looks and the shadings. i even have that stamp set! absolutely gorgeous!

have a great week and a very happy easter!

hugs :)

Rajiv Sankarapillai said...

cool post :)

Micki said...

Awesome card. Love the contrast of the yellow/oranges with the black. And that horizon is perfect. Love it.

Andiepants said...

This is awesome. I love the throw back idea too. TFS!!