Monday, March 22, 2010

Artful INKables March Hop


Welcome to the Artful INKables blog hop! We are celebrating the March release at Artful INKables with 4 wonderful sets and a super fun new mini set!

If you haven't come here from Alicia's Blog, be sure to hop on over to the Artful INKables Blog, you don't want to miss anything for today's hop!

Today I'm showing you the new mini set Game On! I wanted this to look like one of those green tables for playing cards. Wanna know how I varied the colors of the playing cards?

  • I stamped them twice in black and once in red.
  • For the set on the left, I just added a bit of grey sponging along the line between the 5 and 10. This set will be added to the card first (this will be be on bottom).
  • For the middle set, I trimmed off the 5 card and carefully trimmed the red line off of the 10 card (so the black line around the 10 card from the bottom sheet will show up. I also trimmed the edges off the Ace to make sure they didn't stick out. Grey was sponged on the line between the two cards. This piece will be added to the card next (this will be in the middle when I'm done)
  • For the piece on the right, I trimmed off everything but the Ace. I added sponging around. This will be placed on the card next (so its on top).
Make sure to comment on every one's blog, because two lucky commenters will win some AI stamps! One will win In My Garden and Epic Tales, and the other will win Peacock Pagentry and Paisleys & Peacocks. Please leave your comments by Thursday, March 25th, 12 midnight Eastern Standard Time. The winners will be chosen on Friday, March 26th.

Thank you for participating in today's blog hop, now hop on over to Sammi's fabulous blog and enjoy the rest of this wonderful release!

Stamps: Artful INKables Game On
Paper: Basic Black, GP 110, Garden Green
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Riding Hood Red, Going Grey
Accessories: Cricut & George Cartridge (for that white rectangle)


Enjoy!
Michelle B.

42 comments:

Sammi said...

Awesome card! It does look like a green table! I love how you varied the colour of the cards :D
Sammi
xxx

Sue W said...

I love these stamps - awsome for male cards!

Suzette said...

This stamp is really nice, fab colours.

Suzette

StampinCathy said...

This is fabulous and just love this stamp set. This would be great for a manly man card!

Crystal said...

AWESOME Michele what a creative and PERFECT design!!!!!

Therese said...

I love how the depth of the colours changed on the cards - very effective!
Would be great for a male (or my female friends who play poker) :)

Deborah Young said...

What a great card and a great stamp set!

pezadoodle said...

this is SO cute - love the green felt playing table and the way you pieced the images together!

Gloria said...

Love the images! Great card!

Dawn said...

These are darling! I love the cards!!!great job...

Vernetta said...

Very cute! Love the colors!

Patti said...

This is so awesome! Love the way you stamped your cards! Such a masculine feel!

sgc said...

Very, very cute!

Joy said...

you are so creative, no wonder you're my BFF, I'm hoping it will rub off! great card!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Love this. Would be so perfect for my bil!!

Jackie said...

Fabulous! I love how this card came out, what a fun creation!

Cheryl Walker said...

Michelle this is Awesome hun!! I love the look of your card :)

Have a nice day!
Hugs,
Cheryl

Kim said...

I love how you made the background look like a card table, it looks exactly like one!

LilGreenBug said...

Very clever! Great job!

Hugs!
Linda

wendy said...

Very nice job of mixing your colors, TFS.

mary said...

Playing Cards is such fun. The stamps are great. Cute card!
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craft_princess said...

Perfect for guy cards! Thanks for sharing!

Alicia a.k.a. Crafty Al said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial. I wondered how you got the cards to look like they had so much depth - now I know. :) TFS!

Lisa Foster said...

WOW! What a fabulous card! I love this set!
HUgs,
Lisa

Stampin_melissa said...

I love how you varied the cards! Great set for masculine cards!

Melis said...

Love these stamps! Great job! Love your technique on the cards

Lynda said...

Love the idea of using the green background...how clever.

Betty Benton said...

I do like the green background -- it's just pergfect!

PamS said...

This does look like a game table. I love it.

Sherry Campbell said...

Totally adorable!! Love it!

raindropecho said...

Oooohh I love the different colors! That's a great idea. Fantastic creation :)

Velta said...

Oh my...great use of this new set!!!I love how you make it look like the game is "really" on!!

kaye.churchill said...

That mini set is awesome

AprilsL8 said...

Nice technique! Love your card!

AprilsL8@windstream.net

Shelly Schmidt said...

Great card- I always enjoy your 'how to's' too! TFS

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Great use of this set of stamps, will be great for all the guys in my family.

Donna said...

Wonderful card. Cute use of the stamp set. Thanks.

Donna C.
goCricutgo

Scrappy said...

Great job with this fantastic stanmp set! Makes a great change for cards for men and other game lovers!

Theresa said...

Love your projects. Great hop!

AShu93 said...

That looks just like a card table & I didn't even notice that the cards were all the same stamp until I read what you did. Very clever.

Tanya said...

Awesome card!! that would be perfect for a game night invite.

Lisa Kind said...

Great card, Michelle! I don't know much about card games (except Solitaire and rummy), but this looks so fun!