Monday, March 31, 2014

Getting Messy


I got a little messy this weekend and threw this card together.  I needed to get a masculine birthday card in the mail today and was looking for something fairly quick and easy.  Of course nothing is quick and easy for me but it came out ok just the same.

I have three bottles of the Tim Holtz distress stains (blue, red, and yellow) and smeared those all over a craft mat, threw on some water,  and then smashed out a piece of water color paper over them.  After that dried I added the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp and clear embossed it.......squirted some kind of silver shimmer stuff on it and tied the twine.  This was mounted on black card stock and it's now ready to go in the mail!  Guess this is another one of those git 'er done cards - but I did have blue, red, and yellow fingers!

Thanks for stopping by..........
Lynn

35 comments:

Lynn McAuley said...

What a bright and colorful card, Lynn! I bet you look pretty cute, too, with your inky fingers!

Bonnie said...

That sure makes a pretty (excuse me, handsome)background, Lynn. And I love that big, bold, birthday sentiment! I love this git 'er done card!

Benzi said...

Awesome, Lynn!! I love this and I love making cards this way, too. It's a super card for a guy. Hope you got those fingers cleaned up by now. LOL These cards can get a bit messy on the fingers. :-)

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

What a creative way to make the background! Thanks for sharing the details! And it is a gorgeous background!

Fantastic birthday card!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Great masculine card! I always struggle with those! You did a fab job with the distress stains!

Anne Temple said...

Fabulous background and a great birthday card! Just think of all the color combos you can make with those 3 bottles :-).

Donna Hanley said...

Your "git'er done" card always come out so nice and this is no exception. I really like the results of your Distress Inks. This card is great for either gender also. Have a terrific day.

Carol L said...

This is one fantastic masculine card!! I admire you for getting inky, as I hate working in a muddled mess like that - but it really does look awesome as a finished product!

Irish Cherokee said...

Aren't you glad you have a guy stopping by once in awhile to see these guy cards? I think this card is..............AMAZING.....COLORFUL......RUGGED.....He will love it. Pretty good for just rolling the dice.

Tammy said...

WOW Lynn, this is awesome!! I love that fabulous background you've created, perfect masculine card!
Tammy x

Linda Simpson said...

I am loving your "messy" background it looks beautiful.
Hugs
Linda xxx

MiamiKel said...

LOVE THIS!!!!!!! These are the best kinds of cards - the unexpected :)

Chriss America Real said...

Wow! This turned out really beautiful! Great card for a guy!

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,fab design and colours.xxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is brilliant Lynn, I love your background.
Kevin xx

Tammy said...

Such fun to think of you with blue, red and yellow fingers! Your card is terrific and it definitely fits the bill for masculine although I think any woman would love it as well!

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

Fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Love how this came out :)

MaryH said...

Well, yu & yer inky paws did a fantastic job on gittin' 'er done. This is different from your clean white style, but still very clean in the background with this bold sentiment. I LIKE it - LOTS. And you should do more of these, cause it is just wunn-er-ful. Your guy will love it. Liked the little twiney bow too. Well done, my Lynn! TFS & Hugs

Margaret said...

Love the bright colorful background. You were very creative in your design. Isn't it fun to get messy sometimes.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your amazing background is perfect for that amazing sediment, Lynn! Another great idea for a guy card!! Hugs, Darnell

NanaConnie said...

Fantastic background, Lynn! I love your idea of putting all the color and water on the craft mat and then putting the watercolor paper down on top of it. I always try smooshing it around on the paper and it never comes out the way I want. I love how yours turned out! Stamping the sentiment right in the middle of it really worked.

Maxine D said...

Wonderful Lynn - love the way you have applied the colour to the background and worked from there.
Blessings
Maxine

Becky said...

wow, what an amazing Birthday card.. Great colors.

vicki said...

Wow wow wow!!! Your so good at the background and inking I'm very impressed :) the colours you used look
Lovely together too!!!
Hugs
Vic x

Brenda said...

Oh Lynn, I am loving this inky background! It looks fabulous and so colorful. I love the twine and the sentiment-great for a masculine looking card. Great job lady! Hugs

Deepti said...

Awesome!! I could have never thought of this kind of a quick card. Love ur inking and focal sentiment :)

Shelly Schmidt said...

Oh How fun is this! Love this fun card with the twine and the fun colors : )

Darlene said...

Well now, for a git-er-done card, this is fantastic! How come I would only end up with the stained fingers and not a cool card like you do??? Seriously, this is really nicely done!

Marilyn said...

ARtsy fartsy Lynn and really, really nice!

Jessi Fogan said...

I love it!! So bright & cheerful, and the sentiment is PERFECT for those tough guy cards!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

It is an amazing card. You made it sound so easy to make too but I'll bet it took some doing. Those messy things always make me stop cold.

Shirley said...

The perfect male card! Wish I would think of that! Love how the colors turned out!

Lesley said...

Such a good idea for men's cards - I will certainly have to try this technique best wishes Lesley x

Nancy in Iowa said...

That is so rockin'!!!!
I need to be more creative with sprays!
The sentiment really POPS! Twine is just what it needed to complete the impact!

Margaret said...

I can just see you spraying and smashing! The finished product looks amazing! Sounds like a lot of fun too!! Hope you are doing well!!