Sunday, October 6, 2013

Two More from World Cardmaking Day

I got two more in yesterday, both on Retro Sketches #84. Just screaming for washi tape, isn't it? But we'll get to that in a minute.

First up, this stamp set I bought with my dad in mind: Tool Time from Technique Tuesday. I like how it's multiple stamps, but it's set up on the sheet like a background, which is how I wanted to use it! I arranged the stamps around the sentiment and stamped with Tsukineko Brilliance Starlite Black. It's black ink with a heavy amount of silver sheen, so that it appears as graphite. Seriously, the ink is like pencil lead: metallic dark gray, but not too shiny. I love the effect, especially on these tools! Sorry that it doesn't photograph as well as it looks. I do feel like the sentiment got a little lost, so I wish I had clear embossed it or used a better ink (my 'Night Sky' is kinda dry).

ETA: This card won a Shout-Out from Retro Sketches!
I am sooooo excited! It's my first call-out/win/blog badge ever!!

I said I'd get to the washi tape, and here it is. :) I can't decide if I like it. I go back and forth. The colors (and the lines) are taken from Runway Inspired Challenge #45. The two challenges kind of speak to one another, don't you think? But, again, I think I'm too literal. And I look back at the inspiration cards for RIC45 and I feel so 'blah' by comparison. Oh well! I made something, and someone will like it. It goes in the "I made this and I don't know what to do with it" box.


  1. Oh, I like that tool stamp- how awesome that is is just one stamp! Great one to use for Retrosketches challenge;)

    1. Thanks! I went back and edited my post because your comment made me realize it wasn't clear. The tools are individual stamps. but they are set in the package very close together so they appear like a background. I did use and re-arrange them as individual stamps to fit the shape of my paper. Sorry I was unclear! Thanks again for your comment.

  2. I love this, what a great masculine card and an amazing stamped background. Absolutely perfect for this sketch!

  3. Love the tool card especially.

  4. I'm sure the Brilliance Starlite Black ink looks amazing on the finished card, Amanda! I like the country feel on your second card, very nice mix of patterns and colors! Thank you for joining us on the Runway!

  5. Amazing! I love all the washi (they are washi tape right??) stripes! Thanks for joining us at Runway Inspired Challenge!

  6. What a fantastic ways to use those tools ... absolutely love that card.