Friday, May 14, 2010

Smeared Ink - Chicks Dig Guns

Welcome to Smeared Ink my friends!! This is one of my FAVORITE sets...Chicks Dig Guns. It's fab and super hardcore. I have been on a more 'simplistic' kick lately. Using my copious amounts of designer paper scraps and minimal embellishments I have been loving the crisp and clean look that comes out in the end product.

My base for this card is PTI's Kraft cardstock - which I measured from the right hand side in (knowing where my main image and coordinating mattes would be) and stamped the bullet holes in red in just enough to create a border on the right hand side.
I then layered with another brand of lighter Kraft, layered then with a scrap of Basic Grey Scarlet Letter then my main panel.

I stamped my "chick" in Momento Black Tuxedo ink and colored her with my Copics. I then stitched around the edges...a bit haphazardly for a slightly "off" look.
I used the heart from this set stamped in Brilliance Black lightening ink, coated it in clear embossing powder and heat set it.

For balance I then added red rhinestones to the upper right corner and a photo corner punch to the lower left using my Love Bingo cards that I purchased around Valentine's Day at The Paper Source.

I hope you all have a fabu weekend!!

I will be around crafting for most of it as my darling hubby is taking our kids to Maine this weekend as my birthday gift so that this Mommy can get her artsy groove on in some SERIOUS peace and quiet!!!

I will definitely be seeing you all later!!!



Alison said...

This looks so good! I love the bullet hole border! I thikn it's an awesome card!

~Lady B~ said...

Love it! I can't want to get my set in the mail!!!

Kathi said...

This is fabulous. I love the bullet hole border, the coloring, the stitching, the gemstones, and that corner.