Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Guitars and Lines





I hope you are enjoying all the guys themed goodies so far! Today we are showcasing Background Basics Lines and Guitars. For my first card I did a lot of heat embossing...the entire background! I stamped two different lines and embossed along the way, first in the blue and then layered over what was already embossed with silver. Then I embossed the guitar in silver, fussy cut it and added one of the two picks in the set and a sentiment from Guy Sentiments. To get my banner a different color I just stamped that portion again and fussy cut it to layer it on top. My second card uses the same sets, but this time I left out a guitar and instead wanted to showcase the two fabulous splatter/splotch mark stamps! For my lines I drew pencils line first, trying to keep them parallel. I didn't do the most perfect job, but it gets the point across :)  I also went for an ombre look. My main panel was cut using Fancy Labels 1 and I used the negative portion stamping my sentiment directly onto my card base. This sentiment is from the new Guy Sentiments set. I added the splatter stamps in a light grey and kraft color and then stamped and cut out two arrows from last month's Arrows set. Finally, to get the texture on my kraft piece and my matting I used a distress wheel tool I've had forever and now love after discovering it could do this :)

**TIP**
Did you know all the stamp sets have FREE Silhouette cut files for you on the IBS store? Find them with the coordinating stamp set.

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Contest!
Be sure to stop on over at Joanna's blog each day of the release and leave a comment as one lucky, randomly drawn person will win that day's featured stamp set or sets! Winners will be announced on August 12th on the winner's page at 7 pm. One comment per person please, winners chosen randomly.

Things to know before you go:

Free Shipping on all order over $25 for 48hrs after the full reveal on August 10th.
Coupon Code: AUGFREE
 All stamp sets will be offered as a bundle at a 10% discount.
August 11th the new color challenge hop will start.
August 12th will feature the next blog hop which the theme is Masculine Cards.

Supplies:
* Guitars
* Background Basics Lines
* Fancy Labels 1
* Arrows

9 comments:

Shani Thomas said...

Awesome cards, Leah! Love that embossed guitar!!!

Shea said...

OMG, these are FABULOUS, Leah! LOVE all the embossing on the first one and the accents of red. And your lines look razor sharp and straight to me! Love how you put the sentiment through the die cut negative on the second card and how you used the splats and splatters. These cards are fantastic!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Wow! AWESOME embossing of your perfectly straight lines :)

Grace Tolman said...

I love what you did with the background of the cards. Awesome masculine projects.

Joanna M - Inspired by Stamping said...

These are fabulous Leah! I just love the first card! So cool! Hugs, J

Rose said...

fabulous cards girl and i love all the heat embossing :)

Calypso's Crafts said...

Oh my word!!! I love both your cards!!! Love all the embossing you did on your first card!! Your second one is also my fave...Love how the arrows and splatter marks. Gorgeous!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

The navy embossing is AWESOME, Leah!

~ Kendra ~ said...

Both masculine cards are amazing!! LOVE all the navy embossing!! Wow! And love the added arrows on the second one!