Monday, June 8, 2009

Hey Dad!

It's time to start thinking about Father's Day cards, and the Men's Sweater from Lockhart is a great image for just such a card.

I used a fun technique on the sweater that Karen Lockhart showed me - adding patterns in with colored pencils. It's so easy and yields the best results! I'll give you a quick overview: first, stamp your image onto cardstock. Next, grab an embossing stylus. Just 'draw' something in the open areas with the stylus tip.(Here, I did stripes, but you can just as easily do polka dots, swirls, etc.) By 'drawing' with the stylus, you will make an indentation (and if you look at it closely, you'll see it). Then, simply color over it with your colored pencil - the pencil goes right over the indentation, creating a fantastic pattern! Isn't that the best?! Karen outlines all of this beautifully on the Lockhart Tips & Techniques sections of the website. If you haven't looked at this great resource, I highly recommend it!

As always, please let me know if you have any questions on this! I hope that you had a wonderful spring weekend where you are! Be well.

Cardstock: (Spring Rain, Kraft, Pure Poppy) Papertrey Ink
Stamps: (Man's Sweater) Lockhart Stamp Company, (Houndstooth Backgrounder) Cornish Heritage Farms, (Brayton Font) Just Rite Stamps
Ink: (Spring Rain, Vintage Cream) Papertrey Ink
Ribbon: (Vintage Cream Twill) Papertrey Ink
Dies: (Deckled Rectangle Nestabilities) Spellbinders Paper Arts
Other: (Colored Pencils) Prismacolor
Tools: Embossing stylus, Wizard


Aimes said...

So simple yet so clever - what fab results! I definitely need to try this out - I just love to sit and colour!
P.S Thanks for the really warm welcome over on the PTI forum - you're a friendly bunch!

Sharon Harnist said...

Hey, I don't have that stamp! :D Great Father's Day card, love that texture you created!

Eileen Hull said...

How cool! I cannot wait to try it! Trinity says hi :-)

liannallama said...

great technique and I love what you did with this card!

Linda Beeson said...

Is that the perfect image for a DAD's day card and what a really great tip! Gotta try that.