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Here's my card using Stampotique's Flower Truck (Janet Klein).
I wanted the Flower Truck to be both my "blue" and my "old" element. My goal was to make the Flower Truck look old and rusty. I thought that watercolors might give me the look I wanted and I didn't feel like using my Copic markers.
Flower Truck was stamped with Jet Black Archival ink (Ranger) onto 140 lb. Mixed Media cardstock (Strathmore), then colored with Inktense Pencils (Derwent). I don't have a huge collection of those, so I supplemented some of the blues, greys, and greens with Watercolor Pencils (Derwent) and Distress markers (Ranger). Metallic Silver Gelato (Faber Castell) was used for the emblem, grill (is that what it's called), bumpers, wing mirror, door handle, and hub caps.
When I was happy with the coloring, the Flower Truck was fussy-cut and edged with black marker. The windscreen and side windows received several coats of Clear Gelly Glaze pen (Sakura) to give them glassy dimension and shine. I'm always prattling on about Clear Gelly Glaze pen's magical dimensional properties, so here's a close up so you can actually see it!
My new elements are the patterned paper, which is from the Uncharted 4.5 x 6.5 pad (The Paper Studio) and the Rosettes stencil (Joggles). Salty Ocean Distress ink (Ranger) was sponged over the Rosettes stencil onto a sheet from the Uncharted pad. Then both Salty Ocean Distress and Broken China Distress inks were sponged over the Dot Fade Layering stencil (Stamper's Anonymous) onto the paper. The sheet was die-cut with one of the dies from the A2 Card Creator Nestabilities dies (Spellbinder), then edged with both blue Distress inks and Watering Can Archival ink (Ranger).
Road-patterned Washi tape was adhered to the base of the card front and words from the Life Quotes Remnant Rubs (Idea-ology) were added to the top right and lower left corners. I think that the phrase makes sense. It does to me...
The card front was matted with speckled black cardstock, then adhered to a ready made card.
BTW, the "borrowed" element was going to be a very old car key that I swiped from my parents' huge collection of old keys. Then I decided not to use it. Oh well, at least I got "old", "new", and "blue". Plus, I got out my watercolor pencils and enjoyed using them. That's always a good thing too.
Thanks for visiting today.
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• Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenges: Stencil It
• Smudgy Antics Challenges: Anything Goes
• City Crafters Challenges: Inkynes"S"
• Cards in Envy Challenges: Hey Dude!
• Word Art Wednesdays Challenges: Anything Goes